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Monday, June 11, 2012

Let's Listen: Egmont Overture

     I chose this video of the Egmont Overture not only for it's great sound, but also for the wonderful photography by A&E, which gives you a good look at many of the performers delivering their solo lines.
     Egmont, Opus 84 ("opus" being a way to catalog music, like Bach's BMV numbers), is incidental music, written to accompany a narrative about the Count of Egmont, a Flemish nobleman of the 1700's.  In addition to the overture, "Egmont" contains 9 other pieces, for "soprano, narrator, and orchestra," according to this wikipedia article:
     The Egmont Overture is included in many, many collections, including this one from iTunes.  Treat yourself to this all-Beethoven collection...
The Very Best of Beethoven - Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia

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