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

Beethoven - Introduction

Marble bust of Beethoven


Ludwig van Beethoven's work has remained unwavering at the top of the art of sounds since its birth. No one dared to question the value of his masterpieces.

The uniqueness of the German composer is not without cause. It was he who first opposed the necessity of the rules of classicism, he was the one who reversed the hierarchy of reason and emotion in the music.

His music nourished by the impulsive tendencies of a fiery temper inspired the aesthetic that was meant to dominate throughout the 19th century. The musical romance saw his birth secreted by his own automatic stylus.

His music is an unrepeatable happy essay made up of an unhappy man. In the desperation caused to him by the impracticality of his emotional desires, the mental pain was brought to an end by the awareness of the coming toatl deafness.

His inability to hear the sounds of nature, the sounds of life, the sounds of his own music did not prevent him from drawing his precious works with exquisite musical reflections, whose origins must be sought beyond human imagination. He was rightly called the "Titan of Music"!



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