The prelude to an overture


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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