The Tempest, Op.134 (Taubert, Wilhelm)

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No.1 Overture in F minor

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Schissel (2010/8/31)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1863]. Plate 10,486.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. HMB 1865 p.3 has the same listing for the overture to op.134 except +"partitur" - probably the same, though. (Both are in the Orchestra section.)
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No.19 Liebesliedchen (Little Love Song)

For Piano solo

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Ralph Theo Misch (2010/2/23)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, (ca. 1880),
Reissue - Jede Woche Musik. Wochenschrift des Berliner Tageblatts
2. Jahrgang, Nr.34 (22. August 1925)
Berlin: Rudolf Mosse, (1925)
Misc. Notes 600 dpi monochrome.
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General Information

Work Title The Tempest
Alternative. Title Der Sturm von Shakespeare
Composer Taubert, Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.134
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWT 58
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855 ?
First Performance. 1857-6-24 Weimar, Großherzogliches Hoftheater
First Publication. 1856 (?)
Librettist William Shakespeare
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra. Overture: Piccolo, Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in F, Timpani, Trombones, Tuba, Strings. Ophicleide, Triangle, Gran Cassa in incidental music (see below)
External Links D-WRha DNT 396 (information including premiere date)

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B&H pub. overture in 1863, not 1865 (is tag accurate? the piece itself is incidental music, not a symphonic poem, to which No.1 is the overture for orchestra only. without more of the piece, hard to tag- don't know full lineup of singers if any, or language used - Schissel) Meyerbeer mentions the incidental music (which this is) in a diary entry (28 November 1861) ("the instrumental pieces contain lovely things, the vocal ones are less interesting"). no word anywhere on whether a chorus is involved in any of them?. BSB seems to have this in publication and manuscript, with choral and instrumental breakdown listed in their catalog-

"vl solo, vl 1 (5x), vl 2 (5x), vla (3x), vlc (3x), cb (3x), fl.picc, fl 1 and 2, ob 1 and 2, cl 1 and 2, fag 1 and 2, cor 1, 2, 3, 4, tr 1, 2, trb 1, 2, 3, ophicleide, timp, gran cassa, piatti, tamb; sul palco: directorium, vla 1 and vl 2, vla 2, vlc, cb, fl. picc, fl, ob 1, 2, cl 1, 2, fag 1, 2, cor 2, triangolo" for instruments, and " S 1 (8x), S 2 (7x), T 1 (3x), T 1 and 2, T 2 (4x), B 1 (3x), B 2 (4x)" for chorus.

Date 1855 from a 1893 dictionary entry.