The Musical Macabre
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One of the most unique characteristics of musical Romanticism was a fascination with the macabre and supernatural. Influenced by their literary counterparts, composers turned increasingly toward dark and ghoulish subject matter as evidenced in such popular works as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Liszt's Dance of Death, and Berlioz's Dream of a Witch's Sabbath. Join professor Michael Vaughn as he explores this chilling phenomenon.