World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


The Flying Dutchman WWV 63 - Overture

of the Opera

By Richard Wagner

Be the first! Write a Review

Orchestra (3(picc).2(cor ang).2.2. - - timp - hp - str)
Of the Opera. Composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Overture. Partitur-Bibliothek (Score Library). Romantic. Full score. Breitkopf and Haertel #PB 4943. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.PB-4943).

Item Number: BR.PB-4943

ISBN 979-0-004-20731-4. 10 x 12.5 in inches.

A work which offers most interesting aspects also for studying, yet it is so difficult to perform that only a very correct and thoroughly edited score can provide the orchestral conductor with the proper presentation, this is what Wagner himself determined on 24 May 1860, when with his third attempt he finally had found the proper form for the overture of the "Flying Dutchman". Indeed, he succeeded in writing a forceful concert piece which anticipates the story of the opera in a concentrated form: a dramatic "Dutchman" theme with thunderbolt and storm in Allegro con brio - and in contrast Senta's love theme in Andante, d minor against f major with the resulting conflicts and tensions. It's good that with the present edition the conductor can count on a "very correct and thoroughly edited score"!

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.