playlist

Uplifting Overtures

Rousing introductions, preludes and overtures from some of the greatest composers and operas.

25 songs (3 hours and 14 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Famous Overtures (2 CDs)
3:54
2
Bizet: Carmen, WD 31 - Overture (Prelude)
Orchestre National De France & Seiji Ozawa - Bizet: Carmen (Highlights)
2:15
3
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 - Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
3:16
4
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - Prelude
The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Verdi: La Traviata
4:07
5
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Ottomar Borwitzky, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Smetana: The Moldau / Liszt: Les Préludes; Hungarian Rhapsody No.5 / Weber: Invitation to the Dance / Rossini: "William Tell" Overture
11:47
6
Wagner: Lohengrin / Act 3 - Prelude To Act III
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm & Richard Wagner - Wagner: Overtures & Preludes
3:19
7
Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture
Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Paul Paray - Suppé: Overtures / Auber: The Bronze Horse, etc.
6:26
8
Offenbach: Orpheus In The Underworld (Orphée aux enfers) - Overture
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Offenbach: Overtures
9:40
9
Mozart: Così fan tutte - Overture
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Così Fan Tutte (Complete Mozart Edition)
4:27
10
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (Sinfonia)
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Gioachino Rossini - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; La Cenerentola; L'Italiana in Algeri; Il viaggio a Reims
7:22
11
Beethoven: Overture "Egmont" op.84
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Beethoven: Violin Concerto/Egmont Overture
8:55
12
Strauss, Johann II : Die Fledermaus : Overture to Act 1
Daniel Barenboim - Strauss, Johann II : Waltzes & Polkas
8:22
13
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: The Symphonies
9:23
14
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christoph von Dohnányi - Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer
11:29
15
Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture (Sinfonia)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Overtures & Preludes - Abbaddo
7:23
16
Schumann: Overture Manfred, Op.115
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Carlo Maria Giulini - Beethoven: Symphony No.3 "Eroica" / Schumann: Manfred Overture
13:35
17
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26 - "Fingal's Cave" - Allegro moderato
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - German Overtures
10:21
18
Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) - Overture
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Rafael Kubelik - Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (2 CDs)
7:39
19
Messiah, Part One: Sinfony: Grave - Allegro moderato
Andrew Davis - Handel: Messiah
3:32
20
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas; The Indian Queen
2:04
21
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 - Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
6:56
22
Rossini: La gazza ladra - Overture
The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; La Cenerentola; L'Italiana in Algeri; Il viaggio a Reims
8:55
23
Weber: Overture Der Freischütz
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta - Tribute to Zubin Mehta
9:14
24
Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti - Wagner: Overtures / Siegfried Idyll
14:13
25
Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49, TH 49
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Artillery Division, Gothenburg Symphony Brass Band, Churchbells of Gothenburg, Neeme Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony Chorus & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: Overture "1812"; Marche slave / Borodin: In the Steppes; Polovtsian Dances / Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter; Capriccio
16:19