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

Mozart - Introduction

Sign with Mozart's name

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the gods’ favorite. After all this means the one of his names “Amadeus”. Today he is undoubtedly people’s favorite. His works, structured with the precious essences of the style of classicism, occupied from the moment of their creation a special place in the mind and heart of music fans.

The perfect application of the rules, combined with unique ingenuity, which is implemented in beautiful melodies, benefited Mozart’s works with the rare ability to provoke the immediate delight of even the most unsuspecting listener.

The music that came out of his fertile and inexhaustible imagination has a date of birth, but it does not have a date of death. It’s poetic specifications, the spontaneity of the musical discourse and the immediacy of its functionality are gifts of appreciation and acceptance unscathed from time.

Mozart has not been an innovator nor has he claimed the anointing of musical visionary. But what he signed, he donated by harmony insurmountable and with perfection of form and content, gifts worthy of his genius. The musical world would certainly be less bright and less rich without its own, short in duration, but large on offer, passing through the earth.

(George B. Monemvasitis)