Overture No. 1 for the Opera Leonore by : Helga Luhning : Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven wrote a total of four overtures for his only opera; “Leonore”/“Fidelio”. The so-called Leonore Overture no. 1 is third in the series by chronology; having been written in 1806/07 for a performance in Prague that never materialised. For a long while it was erroneously regarded as a predecessor to the Leonore Overture no. 2 that Beethoven discarded; which greatly tarnished its reception. And yet it pays off to take an impartial look at this overture; which is substantially shorter than nos. 2 and 3; since with its more lyrical than dramatic character; it casts a new light on Beethoven's struggle to find the ideal opening to his stage work. Featuring a new preface; it now appears as a study edition prepared on the basis of the musical text of the Beethoven Complete Edition.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Format ||Study Score|
| Length x Width x Height||9.5 x 6.75 x 0.153 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.29 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51489044|
|Voicing Description||Study Score|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2019|
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