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Carnival Overture, Op.92 / B.169

By Antonin Dvorak

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Orchestra 2+1, 2+1, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Edited by Frantisek Bartos / Antonin Cubr. Original Works, Overture. Reprint Source: Prague: SNKLHU, 1955. Plate H 1581. Romantic, Czech. Study score (paperback). Composed 1891. 84 pages. Duration 9 minutes. Published by Petrucci Library Press (SA.41854).

Item Number: SA.41854

ISBN 9781608741854. 6.69 x 9.61 inches.

The Carnival Overture, Op.92 - second of the set of three concert overtures originally entitled as "Nature, Life and Love", followed fast on the heels of its predecessor. Work started on July 28 and the piece was completed on September 12 of 1891. The first performance was given (along with its two companions) on April 28, 1892 in Prague's National Theatre with the composer conducting the resident orchestra. The original title of the overture was "Life" which was ultimately abandoned for the more poetic Karneval. The score offered here is a reissue of the 1955 critical edition of Frantisek Bartos and Antonin Cubr first published in the Dvorak complete works by the state publishing concern. Unlike so many of the on-demand scores now available, this one comes with all the pages and the images have been thoroughly checked to make sure it is readable. As with all PLP scores a percentage of each sale is donated to the amazing online archive of free music scores and recordings, IMSLP - Petrucci Music Library.

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