Concert Overture No.2 in C major, WWV 27 (Wagner, Richard)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1926. Plate R. W. XX.
Misc. Notes This score includes measure numbers.
Part of the research project Romantic Overtures, 1820-1850
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Work Title Concert Overture No.2 in C Major
Alternative. Title Konzert-OuvertĂĽre in C dur
Composer Wagner, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WWV 27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRW 9
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Largo maestoso ( = 72) - Allegro con brio ( = 108))
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1832 March 3-17
First Performance. 1832 March (end of?), Leipzig, Euterpe Society, conducted by the composer
First Publication. 1926 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (C), 2 bassoons
4 horns (C), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Preface by Bradford Robinson to 2008 edition of the overtures in D minor and C major

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After a 1877 performance in Berlin, "Perhaps surprised at this renewed interest in a student effort, Wagner took the work in hand on 8 January 1878 only to dismiss it “in anger” - to quote his wife Cosima - and resolved not to publish it" (from Cosima's diaries, as quoted in Robinson's notes).