Overture No. 1 for the Opera Leonore

Overture No. 1 for the Opera Leonore
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Beethoven wrote a total of four overtures for his only opera, Leonore/ Fidelio. The so-called Leonore Overture no. 1 is third inthe series by chronology, having been written in 1806/07 for a performance in Prague that never materialised. For a long while it was erroneously regarded as a predecessor to the Leonore Overture no. 2 that Beethoven discarded, which greatly tarnished its reception. And yet it pays off to take an impartial look at this overture, which is substantially shorter than nos. 2 and 3, since with its more lyrical than dramatic character, it casts a new light on Beethovens struggle to find the ideal opening to his stage work. Featuring a new preface, it now appears as a study edition prepared on the basis of the musical text of the Beethoven CompleteEdition.

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Publisher: Hal Leonard
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Voicing: Study Scor
Pages: 36

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