Composer
VERDI
Title
Overture to La Forza del Destino
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, clarinet in A, horn in E, bassoon (parts only)
Arranger
Joachim Linckelmann
Publisher
Barenreiter
Grade
2+
Product Code
33B010006878
Woodwind Quintet

Overture to La Forza del Destino
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
For Woodwind Quintet
Arranged by Joachim Linckelmann
Published by Barenreiter
PARTS ONLY

Instrumentation:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in A, Horn in E, and Bassoon

      La 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 
(Translated by J. Bradford Robinson)

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