The prelude to an overture – 27/04/21

To listen simply press on the audio player below
(you can also download the file –
click on the three dots on the right):

Connecting the dots…

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The ‘overture’ (alias Toccata) in 1607. Monteverdi‘s L’Orfeo

The [medley] overture in 1956. Bernstein‘s Candide:

The ‘sonata’ overture (without exposition repeat!). Reznicek‘s Donna Diana – just the ideal way to start the new year (in 1988!)

The French overture: Bach‘s Suite No. 2 in b

… and the Sinfonia from Handel’s Messiah

The Italian overture: Alessandro Scarlatti‘s oratorio La Giuditta

A hybrid: Mozart‘s Don Giovanni in a fascinating and rare video performance:

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