Alfred, B.16 (Dvořák, Antonín)
Overture in B♭ minor (Dramatische Ouverture), B.16a
|Year/Date of Composition||1870 October|
|First Performance||1905-04-1 in Prague (overture)|
1938-12-10 in Olomouc, City Theatre (opera, in Czech translation)
|First Publication||1912 - Berlin: N. Simrock (Overture)|
|Instrumentation||Voices, Mixed chorus and Orchestra
Wikipedia article (opera)
Wikipedia article (overture)
Sibley only has the overture "Dramatic Overture", B.16a at present. The overture, separated from the opera as Dramatic or Tragic Overture (and recorded so), has a separate Wikipedia entry.
Key of ov.: main section begins in B♭ minor (though with a persistent A♭ in the bass, this is fairly clear from the melody- this was Dvořák's most Wagnerian period.) Overture ends in C.