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Smetana‘s Prodaná nevěsta [Bartered Bride] Overture rarely slows. From its arresting opening through to its frenetic coda, it’s in almost perpetual motion – a dazzling piece:
Our second Carnival Overture but not, this time, in Italy. Dvořák, as part of his triptych of overtures, Nature, Life & Love, reflects on the joys of the carnival of life:
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