Overture: “Christopher Columbus”

By |2020-07-31T16:58:26-05:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Audio/Video, Music, Richard Wagner|

The twenty-two-year-old Richard Wagner composed this dramatic overture as part of the incidental music for a play about the explorer, written by the composer's friend, Guido Theodore Apel. Wagner also wrote a chorus and orchestral epilogue for the play, but these have been lost. At its premier the music “astonished everyone and was tumultuously applauded," [...]