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To coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, we've chosen the best classical pieces about buds, blossoms, and blooms, celebrating the beauty of the natural world.
"The rose, the lily, the dove, the sun." Glorious natural imagery from Schumann in his most famous song cycle, Dichterliebe (The Poet's Love). Beginning in month of May as the buds are springing and the sun is shining, the cycle of 16 songs uses the recurring themes of flowers, tears, and lost love - ending with the singer calling to bury his bad dreams in a huge coffin.
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