At The Organ of The Tower Ballroom,
At the moment, Rossini's music appears to have come back to favour, with the recent revival of many of his overtures and the production of La Cenerentola at Covent Garden last season. But The Barber ; of Seville and William Tell are undoubtedly Rossini's two most successful operas, the music of which has definitely lasting qualities. In the overture to William Tell there is plenty of variety in the way of sentiment and gaiety, and the orchestra] treatment is brilliant to an extreme.
illustrated on the Gramophone by J. E. WALLACE , Mus. Doc.
Overture, Leonora No. 3 (Beethoven)
Beethoven wrote four overtures to his single opera Fidelia which was first produced in Vienna on November 20, 1805.
The overtures are known as Leonora Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and Fidelia. Leonora
No 2 was written for the first production, No. 3 for the revival in March,
,806, and No. i for a performance at
Prague which never materialised. 1 hey take their names from the fact that the original title of the opera was
' Leonore, ou l'amour Conjugal . The book. written by Bovilly, was adapted for the purpose of Fidelio by bonnleithner.
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