GO Team Abbott!
I can't resist... yes, that was him
Originally Posted by Joesitz
You know what occurs to me...the opera Hansel and Gretel could be considered a warhorse, and the overture is so lush and gorgeous that it would make a really outstanding program. It's not cutesy music at all but very stirring in the tradition of Wagner (of whom Humperdinck was a follower), very "German forest"--sweeping and lyrical, with plenty of varying tempi. It suggests a complete narrative thread.
(This is just under eight minutes long, but it can be cut, of course.)
I agree. It's beautiful music.
Originally Posted by Olympia