Schubert, Overture in the Italian Style, D.591

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Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style, D.591 was one of two overtures with this title which the composer wrote in the year 1817.

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Franz Schu­bert
arr. Lawrence Dale Harper
Over­ture in the Ital­ian Style, D.591
for wind ensemble

Instru­men­ta­tion: 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 Cl., 2 Hn., 2 Bsn., Dou­ble Bass
Year: 1817
Dura­tion: 7 minutes
Lev­el 5

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Schubert’s Over­ture in the Ital­ian Style, D.591 was one of two over­tures with this title which the com­pos­er wrote in the year 1817. These were both free-stand­ing over­tures, unre­lat­ed to any opera or bal­let. This of course was some­what unusu­al at the time but came about as a way of cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the huge suc­cess that Rossi­ni had enjoyed in this peri­od when his opera music was sweep­ing through Europe. Although the slow intro­duc­tion cer­tain­ly shows the influ­ence of Haydn, the Alle­gro itself is a won­der­ful homage to Rossini’s lyri­cism and his tech­niques of build­ing long crescen­dos through rep­e­ti­tion and sequence.

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