Burns - Goyaesques III: La maja desnuda

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La maja desnuda was a very controversial paiting in Goya's time. The woman is proud of her body and not afraid to flaunt it. The music swirls around lushly but we are left with a hint of a question - nothing is certain about who the subject was. Some have speculated that she was Goya's mistress, or perhaps the prime-minister's mistress. She could be a composite of many women. Either way, she would have certainly been an outcast for posing for this portrait.

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from E​.​P. #1, released December 23, 2012
Composed by Tim Burns
Tim Burns, Conductor

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