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Carl Maria von Weber - Euryanthe: Overture

Carl Maria von Weber composed the opera Euryanthe  during the period 1822-23 and first presented it in Vienna on October 25, 1823. The work was based on a French medieval history of 13th century.  The year Euryanthe was presented was marked by Vienna's interest in Italian operas, particularly those of Rossini . Although the initail reception was enthusiastic, the opera lasted only twenty performances, with complaints about the libretto and the length of the opera. For the failure of the play, the somewhat wordy libretto of the poet and writer Helmina von Chézy was blamed. Franz Schubert also commented that "This is not music". Nevertheless, the introduction is an excellent example of orchestral writing and remains one of the best. The Overture begins with an extremely lively and cheerful phrase. Oboe and clarinet, supported by horn and trombones, then present a theme of three emphatic notes, followed by a shorter ascending group of notes (with a stressed rhythm). Soon t

Handel - Water Music, Suite I in F major (HWV 348)

Tschaikovsky - 1812 Overture, op. 49

Claude Debussy - The Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66

Georg Philipp Telemann - Introduction

Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major

Giueseppe Verdi - Aida

Johannes Brahms - Forbidden love

Gioachino Rossini - Famous works

Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (The Organ Symphony)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Introduction

Johann Strauss II - Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 in A major

Gioachino Rossini - L'italiana in Algeri

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4, "Italian", in A Major, Op. 90

Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E-flat major, Op.74

Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"

Ravel - Tzigane (Gypsy)

Chopin - Nocturnes, Op.9

Verdi - A peasant from Parma

Claude Debussy and the Piano

Franz Liszt - Consolations in E Major and D flat Major

Mozart - The restless genius