Friday, August 11, 2006

Danse Macabre.

"According to the ancient superstition, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death has the power to call forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (represented by a solo violin with its E-string tuned to an E-flat in an example of scordatura tuning). His skeletons dance for him until the first break of dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year." [Dit is een alinea uit een artikel van de engelstalige Wikipedia over de Danse Macabre van Saint-Saëns. Je kunt dit muziekstuk daar ook downloaden.]


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