The Leonore Overtures reconsidered
Setting the scene set for this will be a lecture concert presented by the editor with conductor Florian Ludwig. This will explain the genesis of the three overtures in connection with the complex composition process of the opera “Fidelio” and its early versions, “Leonore” of 1805 and 1806. Excerpts from the operas will further elucidate the close interconnections. The Orchestra of the Musikhochschule Detmold is playing, conducted by Florian Ludwig, Taepyong Kwok and Florian Kretlow. The performance material for Overtures 1 and 2 (available on hire) has been produced by Bärenreiter specially for the Detmold concert based on the Henle full score; the material for “Leonore” Overture No. 3 will be available on sale in 2019.