Schubert: Complete overtures - Benda

Schubert: Complete overtures - Benda

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Classical - Orchestral

Schubert: Der Teufel als Hydraulicus (The Devil as Engineer), D. 4; Der Spiegelritter (The Looking-Glass Knight), D. 11; Overture in D major, D. 12; Overture in D major, D. 26; Des Teufels Lustschloß, (The Devil’s Pleasure Castle) D. 84; Der vierjährige Posten (The Four-Year Sentry Duty), D. 190; Claudine von Villa Bella, D. 239; Die Freunde von Salamanka (The Friends from Salamanca), D. 326; Overture in B flat major, D. 470; Overture in D major, D. 556; Overture in the Italian style in D major, D. 590; Overture in the Italian style in C major, D. 591; Rosamunde, D. 644 from Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp); Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers), D. 647; Overture in E minor, D. 648; Rosamunde, D. 732 from Alfonso und Estrella; Die Verschworenen – Der häusliche Krieg (The Conspirators – Domestic Warfare), D. 787; Fierabras, D. 796

Prague Sinfonia
Christian Benda

Schubert wrote his first theatrical work when he was fourteen and his hopes of success in the genre, never truly realised, were long lasting. He wrote concert overtures and music for Singspiele (Song-plays), in some of which he was guided by his teacher, Salieri. The music for the melodrama Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) is better known as the Overture to Rosamunde, but evidence of his captivating vitality, tunefulness and theatricality is everywhere to be heard.

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