Theater in der Josefstadt – now the oldest theatre in Vienna.
Founded in 1788, Beethoven’s overture Die Weihe des Hauses [The Consecration of the House] was written to celebrate its 1822 refurbishment.
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Beethoven‘s Coriolan – an overture that’s lost its play:
Leonora No. 3: Beethoven tries for the third time to write a satisfactory overture for his singspiel, Fidelio:
Looking both forwards and backwards, Beethoven‘s ‘Handelian’ overture, The Consecration of the House:
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