Carnival Overture Op. 92 – Antonín Dvořák

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Performed by Symphony NOVA on September 29, 2012

The concert overture Carnival (Czech: Karneval, koncertní ouvertura), Op. 92, B. 169, was written by Antonín Dvořák in 1891. It is part of a “Nature, Life and Love” trilogy of overtures written by Dvořák, forming the second “Life” part. The other two parts of the trilogy are In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91 (“Nature”) and Othello, Op. 93 (“Love”).[1]

The overture is scored for two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, english horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, tambourine, harp and strings.

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