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The Firebird: Lullaby by Igor Stravinsky
Near the end of his life, Heathcliff wanders at night in search of Catherine—it is like she has put him under a spell. Night after night he keeps plodding along without sleep.
At one point he thinks he glimpses her and is filled with a soaring hope! …But then he realizes his mistake and returns to endless searching.
Can you hear it? Do you hear something different?
Check out similar musical adventures with Hamlet and Jane Eyre. Visit the “Classical Music Stories” category on the home page to find even more!