Occasional Overture

(1946)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
Orchestra
Duration
8
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(III=picc).2.ca.Ebcl.2.2.cbsn - 4331 - timp -perc(3): SD/TD/susp.cym/BD/cyms/whip/tam-t/tgl/xyl - cel - harp - strings
Commission
Commissioned by the BBC for the opening of the Third Programme, 29 September 1946
First Performance
(broadcast) 29.9.46, BBC Third Programme: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 1st concert perf: 28.4.83, Orchestra Hall, Chicago: Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Raymond Leppard
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'...more and more impressed by its masterly integration, by a fullness of harmony and scoring rare in Briten, by its manifold pro-echoes of his later works-from Gloriana to the Suite on English Folk Tunes, from The Prince of the Pagodas to the Cello Symphony-and by one strange transition the like of which he never attempted elsewhere.' Bayan Northcott, The Sunday Telegraph, 26 February 1984 Read more

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