Classical Witches for Halloween

Halloween is once again here… and to celebrate, I wanted to put forth another playlist of appropriate classical music.  In years past, I’ve presented classical playlists of music depicting vampires, works based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, or even a collection of horror operas.

This year, let me feature one of the most archetypal images of Halloween: the witch.

Witches have long been depicted in classical music, and they continue to fascinate composers today. Sometimes these powerful women spark terror, but in other times witches inspire sympathy, or even admiration.

Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

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