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The six overtures gathered together in this handy volume are among the most recorded, performed, and studied compositions in the orchestral repertoire. They offer musicians and music lovers the opportunity to study the genius of Beethoven in compositions written as preludes to other works, which nevertheless stand on their own as masterpieces.
The overtures included in this volume are Overture to Coriolanus, Op. 62; Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138; Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72; Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72; Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72; and Overture to Egmont, Op. 84.
Reproduced directly from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, this inexpensive treasury of scores features large, clear noteheads, wide margins for notes, analyses, etc., and a sturdy, flexible binding.
Now you can savor the inventive power, mastery of form, and intensity of feeling that characterized all of Beethoven's music — distilled into the concise and exacting format of the overture. Best of all, you can enjoy all six overtures in one convenient, accurate edition — at a remarkably low price.
About the Author
The triumphant genius of Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827) casts a long shadow over classical music no other composer of the past two centuries has exercised an influence more profound than his. A product of the classicist generation, he was the first of the Romantics, and his exhilarating works remain undiminished in their powers of enchantment.
Table of ContentsCoriolanus Overture, Op. 62
Fidelio Overture, Op. 72c
Egmont Overture, incidental to Op. 84
Lenore Overtures Nos. 1 (Op. 72a), 2 (Op. 72b), & 3 (Op. 138)