• Aulis Sallinen
  • A Solemn Overture (King Lear) (1997)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

Dedicated to H.S.H. Prince Rainier III on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Dynasty

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  • 12 min

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The Ouverture is based on four thematic motives, of which the three first are harmonically related. Each theme is repeated twice during the composition. The thematic flow is interrupted at times by a fanfare-like and also a thick harmonic element.

© Aulis Sallinen

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A Solemn Overture, Op. 75, "King Lear": King Lear: A Solemn Overture, Op. 75

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