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Thread: One Opera Overture a day keeps the doctor away .

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    Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Prelude

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    Rarely heard Polish (pre-Chopin) composer, Jozef Elsner. Here's the overture to his two-act opera about a sultan

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    Verdi Opera Overture - Un giorno di regno (1840)
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    Rossini's is quite famous, but someone else wrote a "William Tell" Overture

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    Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture
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    Did you know that Hugo Wolf wrote an opera? It's a comic opera based on the Three-Cornered Hat.

    Can we tell it's a comedy by it's overture? I don't think so. But it's still nice.

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    André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry - Zémire et Azor - Ouverture
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    I always enjoy this one. Lenny does it well.

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    Offenbach: Orpheus In The Underworld (Orphée aux enfers) - Overture
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    Obscure early Romantic Dutch composer Johannes Bernardus van Bree's opera overture. Try it! You'll like it!

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    Just reading John Suchet on the Strauss Family

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    Zdeněk Fibich: Pád Arkuna, overture

    an obsure opera by Fibich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasks View Post
    Obscure early Romantic Dutch composer Johannes Bernardus van Bree's opera overture. Try it! You'll like it!


    Indeed interesting, never heard it before.
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