Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino (arr. for wind quintet)
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- Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
- Arranger: Joachim Linckelmann
- Format: Set of Parts
- Instrumentation (this edition): Wind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon)
- Originally for: Opera
- Work: La Forza del Destino
- ISMN: 9790006502837
- Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches
- Pages: 20
The opera "La forza del destino" (The Power of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was finished in 1862. A work of the composer's late period, it represents a transitional stage in Verdi's stylistic development, combining traditional elements with portents of the future.
Motivated by a commission from the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg - and probably also by the urge to write a truly successful opera - Verdi applied all the expressive means at his disposal.
The result is a work rich in contrasts. Tragedy and comedy, grand outbursts of passion, multicolored tableaux, merry camp scenes: all unite with the gloomy plot to produce a work of enormous explosive force.
The same range and variety are found in compressed form in the overture, ensuring a maximum amount of pleasure for performers. (Joachim Linckelmann)
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