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Classical music inspired by flowers
Love and thinly veiled flower metaphors seem to be fairly common in German Romantic poetry, and this text by Goethe is no exception. A pretty red rose, representing a woman, puts up a fight after a young man threatens to pick it. Unsurprisingly, set to music by a man in 1815, the 'rose' eventually gives in to the man's advances.