Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, WoO.51 (Raff, Joachim)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1891. Plate S. 110.
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Work Title Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO.51
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1879, Frankfurt
First Performance. 1884-1-4, Wiesbaden, Kurhaus Concert Hall, Louis Lüstner conducting
First Publication. 1891 – Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8–10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones + timpani + strings
External Links All Music Guide (incorrectly refers to this as an "overture", but so do some of the CDs.)