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Invitation to the Dance in D flat major Op. 65

Piano Solo

By Carl Maria von Weber

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Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826). Edited by Sonja Gerlach and Matthias S. Viertel. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: IV and 12. Classical. Softcover. 16 pages. G. Henle #HN415. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480415).

Item Number: HL.51480415

9.25x12.25 inches.

Alongside the opera “Der Freischütz”, Weber's “Invitation to the Dance” in D flat major op. 65 is his most famous work. In the 19th century, Weber's spirited piece was considered the virtual incarnation of the waltz. Weber here arranged the waltz frenzy of the dance-crazy Biedermeier era in a concertante form, letting one waltz follow the other, sometimes gently swaying, sometimes widly stomping. The movements are framed by a poetic introduction and a finale. The work is presented here in an Urtext edition based on the autograph fair copy, but also takes into account the first edition and a copyist's manuscript. Besides information concerning these sources, one can read in the editor's detailed preface about the programmatic interpretation that Weber is supposed to have given to the introduction and finale at the first performance, allowing one to vividly imagine a danced execution of the work.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

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