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Title Hamlet
Fantasy Overture
Composer Tschaikowsky
Arranger Janssen
Duration 19:00
Grade
CD -
Series Orchestral 
Instrumentation Symphonic Band 
Number BM647
Price set (score+parts) € 228,00 Add to cart 
Price score € 49,00 Add to cart 
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The idea of a 'Hamlet overture' had first occurred to Tschaikowsky in 1876. However, by 1888 he had altered these plans when he was asked to write incidental music for a production of Shakespeare's play. The planned performance was cancelled, but Tschaikowsky decided to finish what he had started, in the form of a concert overture.

The work adopts the same scheme he used in his other Shakespeare pieces, the fantasy-overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (1869) and the symphonic fantasy 'The Tempest' (1873), in using certain characteristics or emotional situations within the play.

 
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