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AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

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Conducted by Gideon Fagan
Imagine for a moment that Othello, Desdemona, and Iago had lived in medieval Germany instead of in Venice, and that they had changed their names to Siegfried, Genoveva, and Golo. Then give the ' tragedy ' a happy ending according to the well-established Hollywood recipe. You will then have the essential features of the story of that legendary figure Genoveva, upon whom Hebbel based his play which Schumann himself fashioned into a libretto for his opera. It was, however, not a success. The best part of the work undoubtedly is the overture which the composer wrote before he began the actual opera. Its typical Schumann opening-a slow introduction full of sombre poetry-is followed by the main quick section in the usual sonata form, a piece of most passionate and stirring music.

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