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

Johannes Brahms - Famous works

 A densely written score by Brahms, from Rhapsody, Op. 53.


  • Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
  • Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Orchestral music:

  • Variations on a Theme by Haydn ("Saint Anthony Variations"), Op. 56a
  • Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  • Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Concertante works:

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B♭ major, Op. 83
  • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
  • Double Concerto in A minor for violin and cello, Op. 102

Choral and Vocal music:

  • Ein deutsches Requiem ("A German Requiem"), Op. 45
  • Rinaldo, cantata, Op. 50
  • Rhapsody ("Alto Rhapsody"), Op. 53

Piano music:

  • Ungarische Tänze (10 "Hungarian Dances"), W. 1 Book 1-2
  • Ungarische Tänze (11 "Hungarian Dances"), W. 1 Book 3-4
  • Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1
  • Piano Sonata No. 2 in F♯ minor, Op. 2
  • Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
  • 6 Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
  • Scherzo in E♭ minor, Op. 4
  • 4 Ballades, Op. 10
  • 7 Fantasies, Op. 116

Chamber music:

  • String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
  • Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
  • Τρίο σε Λα ελάσσονα, Έργο 114
  • Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120
  • Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E♭ major, Op. 120