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,
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.
Reprint of Nos. 18–21, 26 and 27 of Series 3 ("Ouverturen für Orchester") of the collection Ludwig van Beethoven's Werke . . . , Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig, n.d. [1862–1865].
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|Author/Editor||Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Dimensions||9 x 12|