Overtures and Preludes in Full Score

Overtures and Preludes in Full Score

by Richard Wagner


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The orchestral overtures and preludes to Wagner's operas have long been concert favorites, even among music lovers who are less familiar with the operas themselves. The drama, romanticism, and sensuous intensity of these shorter works have earned them their own secure place in the orchestral repertoire. Now this outstanding edition brings together a rich selection of Wagner's greatest overtures and preludes in a single handsome and affordable volume. Included are Overture to Rienzi, Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Overture to Tannhäuser, Preludes to Acts I and III of Lohengrin, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Overture to Die Meistersinger, andPrelude to Parsifal.
These well-known masterworks have been specially compiled for this unique edition from authoritative German editions, complete and unabridged.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486292014
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 09/30/1996
Series: Dover Music Scores Series
Edition description: Reprints
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 454,723
Product dimensions: 9.39(w) x 12.19(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Overture to Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen

Overture to Der fliegende Hollander

Overture to Tannhauser und der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg

Lohengrin: Preludes to acts 1 and 3

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Prelude to Parsifal.

Do not confuse this with a piano rendering; it is a full orchestral score. In addition to its obvious uses for study, this score is also an indispensable associate for anyone listening to record sets or broadcasts. In no other manner can the listener appreciate the full orchestral richness of these works.

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