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Prometheus Overture

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Earl Slocum)


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General Info

Year: 1801/ 1987
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

The Creatures of Prometheus (German: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op. 43, is a ballet composed in 1801 by Ludwig van Beethoven following the libretto of Salvatore Viganò. The ballet premiered on 28 March 1801 at the Burgtheater in Vienna and was given 28 performances. It is the only full-length ballet by Beethoven.

According to musicologist Lewis Lockwood, Beethoven’s music for this ballet is "easier and lighter than music for the concert hall…[I]t shows Beethoven exploiting instruments and coloristic orchestral effects that would never appear in his symphonies or serious dramatic overtures."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: V
  • Tennessee: VI


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