Giuseppe Verdi was one of the greatest Italian opera composers of the nineteenth century. The overture to La Forza Del Destino was composed when Verdi revised the opera for a performance at La Scala in 1869. This arrangement captures the full range of thematic contrasts and emotion present in the original and will be challenging and rewarding for orchestras to perform. Verdi intended the opening agitated theme to represent fate. This “fate” theme is used by Verdi as a way to unify the many different thematic ideas he presented in the overture. One of the most popular of Verdi’s overtures, it provides a musical metaphor for the force of destiny – chaotic on the surface, yet logical and coherent in the depth of its design. Duration 4:20.
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