Back to School: Academic Overtures

Begin the semester by listening to a few overtures. Here’s a list to get you started. All are available for in-house listening in the library.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Egmont Overture

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; David Zinman, conductor; CDc 10,193
NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor; CDc 6231

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Academic festival overture, op. 80

New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor; CDc 6348
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Paul Hindemith, conductor; CDc 4374

Nicolai Malko (1883-1961): Russlan and Ludmila Overture

Philharmonia Orchestra; Nicolai Malko, conductor; CDc 8113
New York Philharmonic; Igor Stravinsky, conductor; CDc 4359

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

Concerto Köln; René Jacobs, conductor; CDc 9269
Vienna Philharmonic; Erich Kleiber, conductor; CDc 6011

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868): William Tell Overture

New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor; CDc 5993
NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini conductor; CDc 10,178

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Manfred Overture

Philadelphia Orchestra; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; CDc 9296
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor; CDc 5757

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