Alfred, B.16 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Overture in B minor (Dramatische Ouverture), B.16a

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#77285 - 5.90MB, 77 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 834x

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Schissel (2010/9/1)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1912. Plate 13037.


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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.


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General Information

Work Title Alfred
Alternative Title
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue Number B.16
Movements/Sections 3 acts
Overture (Dramatische Ouverture), B.16a (Op.1)
I. Tábor Dánů (The Camp of the Danes)
II. Pustá lesní krajina (A Wilderness in the Forest)
III. Skalnaté místo v lese (A Rocky Glen in the Forest)
Year/Date of Composition 1870 October
First Performance 1905-04-1 in Prague (overture)
1938-12-10 in Olomouc, City Theatre (opera, in Czech translation)
First Publication 1912 - Berlin: N. Simrock (Overture)
Librettist Theodor Körner
Language German
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Mixed chorus and Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English horn, 2 Clarinets in B, 2 Bassoons,
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba,
Timpani, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Harp, Strings
External Links
Wikipedia article (opera)
Wikipedia article (overture)
Classical Archives article (overture)
All Music Guide (overture)

Misc. Comments

Sibley only has the overture "Dramatic Overture", B.16a at present. The overture, separated from the opera as Dramatic or Tragic Overture (and recorded so), has a separate Wikipedia entry.

Key of ov.: main section begins in B minor (though with a persistent A in the bass, this is fairly clear from the melody- this was Dvořák's most Wagnerian period.) Overture ends in C.

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