Orchestra Ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, Ophicleide, percussion, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello and contrabass
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Edited by Michele Girardi. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Preludio sinfonico. Full score. SC 32. 40 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 16.206/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1620600).
Item Number: CA.1620600
ISBN 9790007063580. Language: all languages.
The Preludio sinfonico in A major, Giacomo Puccini's second orchestral work, was written in 1882 during the time the composer was completing his studies at the Milan Conservatory. The piece shows the remarkable musical progress of its author and his considerable talent in the symphonic genre - supported by an impassioned melodic invention - which set him apart from other Italian opera composers of the fin de siecle. The manner in which the only theme of the Preludio is developed and varied, alternating between diatonic elements and chromaticism by means of complex harmonies, is reminiscent of passages from Massenet and of the romanticism of Wagner. Above all, the tone colors show a close connection to the "Vorspiel" from Lohengrin. This is the first critical edition of the Preludio, included in the vol. II/1 of the Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Giacomo Puccini ("Composizioni per orchestra").