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Title: Overtures
Otros títulos: Ouvertüren
Ouvertures
Overturas
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Ludwig Van Beethoven; Otto Klemperer; Philarmonia Orchestra
Código CDU: Bee.19
Forma Musical: Overtures
Abstract: In 1811 Beethoven was commissioned to provide incidental music to August von Kotzebue's Prologue (König Stephan) and Epilogue (Die Ruinen von Athen), which were to be performed at the opening of the new imperial theater in Pest on February 10, 1812. Because the occasion was patriotic, the works are filled with flattery for the current emperor, Franz. Both works were well received at their premieres; the Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen was published in 1823 by Steiner in Vienna, but the complete piece was not printed until 1846. Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens) tells the story of Minerva, who, after sleeping for 2,000 years, awakens to find the Parthenon destroyed and Athens occupied by the Turks. Culture and reason have disappeared from what was the ancient Greek world, but these human qualities have been preserved in Pest by the enlightened Emperor Franz. In addition to solo soprano and bass, four-part chorus, and a full orchestra with paired woodwinds and four horns, ...


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Overtures - Die ... ses Op. 124 - Completo.wav 12:13 123.3Mb WAV audio wav
Overtures - König Stephan Op. 117 - Completo.wav 8:06 81.76Mb WAV audio wav
Overtures - Coriolan Op. 62 - Completo.wav 7:58 80.41Mb WAV audio wav
1. Overtures - Leonore No. 1 Op. 138.mp3 9:46 13.39Mb Unknown mp3
2. Overtures - Leonore No. 2 Op. 72.mp3 13:52 19.02Mb Unknown mp3
3. Overtures - Leonore No. 3 Op. 72 a.mp3 14:35 20.00Mb Unknown mp3
4. Overtures - Fidelio Op. 72 b.mp3 6:58 9.559Mb Unknown mp3
5. Overtures - Die Weihe des Hauses Op. 124.mp3 12:13 16.76Mb Unknown mp3
6. Overtures - König Stephan Op. 117.mp3 8:06 11.11Mb Unknown mp3
7. Overture - Coriolan Op. 62.mp3 7:58 10.93Mb Unknown wav
Overtures - Leonore No. 1 Op. 138 - Completo.wav 9:46 98.57Mb WAV audio wav
Overtures - Leonore No.2 Op. 72 - Completo.wav 13:52 139.9Mb WAV audio wav
Overtures - Leonore No. 3 Op. 72 a - Completo.wav 14:35 147.1Mb WAV audio wav
Overtures - Fidelio Op. 72 b - Completo.wav 6:58 70.32Mb WAV audio wav

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