Six Great Overtures in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) (Paperback)

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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 & Hartel 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 (1770-1827) 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486247892
ISBN-10: 0486247899
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: February 1st, 1985
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Dover Music Scores