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Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3 (Part 1)

Video-masterclass with: Andrea Oliva – Principal Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

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Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3 (Part 1)

by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Naxos - Great Conductors

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  • Beethoven, Overture Leonora No. 3 to Fidelio


  • 1805

First Performance

  • 1806 as a reworking of the overture “Leonora No. 2”, which was used for the first performance of Beethoven’s Opera Fidelio. The conductor on both first performances was Ignaz von Seyfried.


  • Adagio – Allegro

Excerpts on PrincipalChairs from:

  • Adagio, bars 1-36

Audio excerpt from:

  • Label: Great Conductors
  • Artists: Concertgebouw Orchestra

Video lesson by

  • Andrea Oliva

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