The Overture in France, 1790-1810

David Charlton, Sarah Fenn (Editor)

Research output: Other contribution


A new edition of Méhul's overture to 'Adrien' is followed by reprint editions of Catel's 'Sémiramis', Boieldieu's overture to 'Zoraime et Zulnar' and Kreutzer's overture to 'Aristippe'. The extensive introduction discusses 'Symphonic composition in France', 'The Overture in theory and practice', the four composers and works represented, and sources and editorial remarks.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEdition of music
PublisherGarland Publishing
Number of pages172
Place of PublicationNew York etc.
VolumeSeries D vol. VII
ISBN (Print)0824038363
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Publication series

NameThe Symphony 1720-1840, edited by Barry S. Brook
PublisherGarland Publishing


  • French music, orchestra, overture, Méhul, Kreutzer, Boieldieu, Catel.

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