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

Saint-Saëns - Famous works

The cover of the program of the concert of Camille Saint-Saëns in 1896 in Salle Pleyel in Paris, for the fifty years since its debut in the same venue.


Operas:

  • The Yellow Princess, Opus 30
  • Samson and Dalila, Opus 47
  • Henry VIII
  • Les Barbares

Orchestral:

  • Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Opus 2
  • Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Opus 55
  • Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" in C minor, Opus 78
  • Heroic March in E flat major, Opus 34
  • Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem in G minor, Opus 40
  • The Youth of Hercules, Opus 50
  • One night in Lisbon in E flat major, Opus 63
  • Algerian Suite in C major, Opus 60

Concertante:

  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Opus 28

Chamber music:

  • Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Opus 18
  • Allegro appassionato in B minor, Opus 43 
  • Oboe Sonata in D major, Opus 166
  • Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Opus 167
  • Bassoon Sonata in G major, Opus 168
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Opus 75
  • Violin Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Opus 102
  • The Carnival of the Animals

Keyboard Organ:


Choral sacred:

  • Mass, Opus 4
  • Christmas Oratorio, Opus 12
  • The Flood, Opus 45
  • Requiem, Opus 54


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