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Giuseppe Verdi: Preludio all' atto II: Concert Band

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Subtitle dall' opera 'Un Ballo in Maschera'
Instrumentation Concert Band/Harmonie
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher Mitropa Music
Series Mitropa Classics
For the first draft of the libretto of Un ballo in maschera (1859), Giuseppe Verdi drew his inspiration from the grand-opéra Gustave III by Auber, an opera performed for the first time in Paris in 1833 that depicted the assassination of the King of Sweden. However, censorship, first in Naples and then in Rome, intervened and imposed heavy modifications. Perhaps because it was too demanding, Verdi showed no intransigence with the requests coming from Naples and refused to alter the libretto. On the other hand, he yielded to the requests of the Roman authorities and agreed to change the site of the action and the identity of the protagonists. Consequently, the scene moved from Stockholm to Boston and King Gustav became the Count of Warwick, Governor of Massachusetts.The prelude to the second act is very short and introduces the scene at the place where the scaffold stands. In only a few measures, Verdi skillfully succeeds in condensing the interior restlessness of the protagonists, alongside a prayer of hope.
Difficulty Intermediate-Advanced
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Score & Parts
Genre Opening Pieces
Duration 0:02:18
Release Date 2000
ISMN 9790035024522
Edition Number M068400
Recording available on CD Viva Verdi (M-DISC 213-046-3)
Catalog No. 0684-00-010 M

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