Ludvig Norman (1831−1885)

Overture for large orchestra to W. Shakespeare's Antonius and Cleopatra

opus 57

  • Year of composition: 1881
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min

Instrumentation

3*.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.1 / timp / str
(picc)

Examples of printed editions

• Musikaliska Konstföreningen, Stockholm 1911 (ed. no. 94)
• Arrangement for piano 4 hands by L.G. Bratt. Gehrmans, Stockholm, n.d.

Description of work

Allegro marziale e maestoso D major alla breve


Work comment

The overture is written for the first Swedish performance of William Shakepeare's tragedy Antonius and Cleopatra at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1881.