Le corsaire, overture, H 101 (Berlioz, Hector)

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 Complete Performance
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Carolus (2011/2/2)

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University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

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Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

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Performed 4 December 2010, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive

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 Complete Performance
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QuinnMason (2014/3/10)

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Quinn Mason

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Quinn Mason

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 Complete Score
#114575 - 4.06MB, 65 (ii, 63) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 2362x

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Massenetique (2011/8/22)

PMLP27863-Berlioz - Le corsaire Ov FSEulen rsl.pdf
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Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, n.d.(ca.1899). Plate E.E. 3721.

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 Complete Score
#11358 - 2.15MB, 41 (ins, #95–134) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V* - 2597x

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Daphnis (2007/8/5)

Berlioz - Le Corsaire.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

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Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie II, Band 5.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 12

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Mineola: Dover Publications

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Parts

 Flute 1, 2
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KGill (2009/12/24)

 Oboe 1, 2
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KGill (2009/12/24)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (in C)
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 Bassoon 1, 2
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 Horn 1, 2 (in F), 3, 4 (in C)
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (in C), Cornet 1, 2 (in B)
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 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
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 Timpani (C, G)
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KGill (2009/12/24)

 Violins I, II
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KGill (2009/12/24)

 Violas
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Generoso (2009/1/4)

 Basses
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KGill (2009/12/24)

PMLP27863-Berlioz-CorsaireOv.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910).

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Piano Solo (Taubmann)

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Timtin (2013/12/25)

PMLP27863-Berlioz The Corsair Overture Op21 (2H Taubmann).pdf
Arranger:

Otto Taubmann (1859–1929)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate Klav. Bibl. 23970

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General Information

Work Title Le corsaire
Alternative Title The Corsair
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue Number Œuvre 21 ; H 101B
Key C major
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1844, rev. 1851
First Performance 1845-01-19 in Paris, Cirque Olympique (version A)
1854-04-08 in Brunswick (version B)
First Publication 1855
Dedication James William Davison (1813–1885)
Average Duration 10 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 (4) bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, ophecleide (tuba), timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article on Berlioz overtures
On-line score (Scorch format) at Berlioz website


Misc. Comments

Composed 1844, and originally entitled La Tour de Nice (The Tower of Nice), then Le Corsaire Rouge (The Red Corsair), first performance of initial version (H 101A), Paris, Cirque Olympique, 19 January 1845.
Revised before 1852, first performance of revised version (H 101B), Brunswick, 8 April 1854.

Publication History

  • Paris: 1855, Œuvre 21 (full score)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1901), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie II, Band V, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2000, BA 5460, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 20, edited by Diana Bickley


Compositions and Literary Works by Hector Berlioz
Operas

Les francs-juges, H 23 · Benvenuto Cellini, H 76 · Les Troyens, H 133 · Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138

Symphonies

Symphonie fantastique, H 48 · Harold en Italie, H 68 · Roméo et Juliette, H 79 · Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, H 80

Concert Overtures

Grande ouverture de Waverley, H 26 · Grande ouverture du Roi Lear, H 53 · Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor, H 54 · Le carnaval romain, H 95 · Le Corsaire, H 101

Liturgical works

Messe solennelle, H 20 · Grande messe des morts, H 75 · Te Deum, H 118

Other choral works

Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 · La damnation de Faust, H 111 · Tristia, H 119 · Vox populi, H 120 · L’enfance du Christ, H 130

Songs and cantatas

Herminie, H 29 · Cléopâtre, H 36 · Irlande, H 38 · Les nuits d’été, H 81 · Feuillets d’album, H 121 · Fleurs des landes, H 124

Writings

Grand traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes · Les Soirées de l’Orchestre · Les Grotesques de la Musique · À Travers Chants · Mémoires

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