Afternoon Classical playlist for 05/31/2013

Jess Li
Artist Title Album Label Link
Gluck, Christoph The Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis arranged by Richard Wagner, performed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by Horst Forster
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus The Overture of Don Giovanni
Beethoven, Luwig Von Leonora Overture No. 3
Wagner, Richard Tannhauser Overture
Mendelssohn, Felix A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn, Felix Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Mendelssohn, Felix Hebrides Overture

A brief survey of some influential overtures from Classical to early Romantic composers--this playlist leads into a broader investigation of how the symphonic poem came to be, and how the overture evolved and was distilled to contribute to a different form/style of composition.