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Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 5
Score and Parts. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Tohru Takahashi. De Haske Concert Band. De Haske Publications #1063955. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44002986).

Item Number: HL.44002986

In 1786, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his wonderful opera Le Nozzi di Figaro. In the opera, Count Almaviva tries to seduce the fiancée of Figaro, his valet. Eventually, through four acts full of complicated intrigue, he is outwitted. In his music, Mozart, at times in a humorous way, reflects the numerous social and erotic intrigues with both empathy and insight. The brilliant overture is just as vivacious and witty as the opera itself. Mozart delightfully anticipates the passion and playful love that is to come. The skillful transcription for concert band by the Japanese composer Tohru Takahashi certainly does justice to this enchanting music.

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