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André Rieu & Heino - Rosamunde
André Rieu & Heino - Rosamunde
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: André Rieu
Dennie Christian - Rosamunde
Dennie Christian - Rosamunde
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: TOP401975
Rosamunde Polka
Rosamunde Polka
Published: 2010/09/12
Channel: Miguel Gutierrez
Peter Alexander/Rosamunde
Peter Alexander/Rosamunde
Published: 2009/01/19
Channel: Inky261
Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/1. (2010) – teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/1. (2010) – teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher Flügel der Hoffnung Herzkino, DE 2007 HD
Rosamunde Pilcher Flügel der Hoffnung Herzkino, DE 2007 HD
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: hubert mcclean 2
Rosamunde Pilcher: Szerelem álruhában (2012) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Szerelem álruhában (2012) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Ernst Mosch - Rosamunde
Ernst Mosch - Rosamunde
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: blasmusikklingtso
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nyári napforduló 2/1. (2005) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nyári napforduló 2/1. (2005) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher: Kétségek közt (1993) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Kétségek közt (1993) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Kirmesmusikanten - Rosamunde 1991
Kirmesmusikanten - Rosamunde 1991
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: fritz51293
Original Oktoberfest - Rosamunde
Original Oktoberfest - Rosamunde
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: finetunes World Music
Rosamunde Pilcher: A nő a szikláról (2013) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: A nő a szikláról (2013) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher Die Königin der Nacht, Leonore Capell
Rosamunde Pilcher Die Königin der Nacht, Leonore Capell
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: K.D Fido
Rosamunde
Rosamunde
Published: 2008/02/24
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Claudio Abbado "Rosamunde-Overture" Schubert
Claudio Abbado "Rosamunde-Overture" Schubert
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Addiobelpassato
Rosamunde Pilcher: Téli napforduló 2/2. (2003) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Téli napforduló 2/2. (2003) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher Erdbeeren im Frühling
Rosamunde Pilcher Erdbeeren im Frühling
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: Christopher Giddins
Schubert Rosamunde Overture
Schubert Rosamunde Overture
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: rinkofuful
Dennie Christian - Rosamunde (H) 1975
Dennie Christian - Rosamunde (H) 1975
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: fritz51161
André Rieu - Rosamunde
André Rieu - Rosamunde
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Sergej Fadeev
Rosamunde Pilcher - Die zweite Chance - 1997 - Andreas Brucker
Rosamunde Pilcher - Die zweite Chance - 1997 - Andreas Brucker
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Heike B.
Rosamunde Pilcher: Négy évszak 4/1. - Nyár (2008) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Négy évszak 4/1. - Nyár (2008) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: VEress KAtalin
OKTOBERFEST*Munich*German Rosamunde*Andre Rieu*Heino
OKTOBERFEST*Munich*German Rosamunde*Andre Rieu*Heino
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: maskedman46
Rosamunde Pilcher:  A nagy örökség 2 rész
Rosamunde Pilcher: A nagy örökség 2 rész
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Anna Hegedüs
Franz Schubert : Ballet Music in G, from
Franz Schubert : Ballet Music in G, from 'Rosamunde'
Published: 2008/06/19
Channel: Classical Music Only
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nem mindennapi szerelem (1996) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nem mindennapi szerelem (1996) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Moziműsor Club
Rosamunde Pilcher Lords lügen 2010 Film Deutsch
Rosamunde Pilcher Lords lügen 2010 Film Deutsch
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Thomas Degroot
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nyárvég (1995) – teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Nyárvég (1995) – teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Jan Smit - Rosamunde live | Live bij Evers Staat Op
Jan Smit - Rosamunde live | Live bij Evers Staat Op
Published: 2014/08/29
Channel: Radio 538
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzensfragen ganze Folge [Deutsche filme komplett]
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzensfragen ganze Folge [Deutsche filme komplett]
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Joel Gil
Rosamunde Pilcher: Négy évszak 4/3. - Tél (2008) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Négy évszak 4/3. - Tél (2008) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher Rückkehr ins Paradies
Rosamunde Pilcher Rückkehr ins Paradies
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: K.D Fido
Rosamunde Pilcher: Különös kastély 1. rész
Rosamunde Pilcher: Különös kastély 1. rész
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Anna Hegedüs
Yes-R ft. Ali B & Brownie Dutch - Rosamunde (Ali B op Volle Toeren)
Yes-R ft. Ali B & Brownie Dutch - Rosamunde (Ali B op Volle Toeren)
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: Eren Yeager
Rosamunde Pilcher: Kagylókeresők 2/1. (2006) – teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Kagylókeresők 2/1. (2006) – teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: VEress KAtalin
Rosamunde Pilcher: A szív melódiája (1998) – teljes film magyarul ✸2016 Kool
Rosamunde Pilcher: A szív melódiája (1998) – teljes film magyarul ✸2016 Kool
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Thien ha
Schubert: Rosamunde, Incidental Music [Kurt Masur] Elly Ameling
Schubert: Rosamunde, Incidental Music [Kurt Masur] Elly Ameling
Published: 2015/12/19
Channel: Operazaile operazaile
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzenssehnsucht  Liebesfilm  HD Deutsche
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzenssehnsucht Liebesfilm HD Deutsche
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Anthony Kelm
Rosamunde Pilcher Flügel der Liebe
Rosamunde Pilcher Flügel der Liebe
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: K.D Fido
Deutsche Frauen sind schöner! (Rosamunde - Heino und André Rieu)
Deutsche Frauen sind schöner! (Rosamunde - Heino und André Rieu)
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: Giuseppe Qutait
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29
Published: 2013/09/22
Channel: Michel Camille
Rosamunde Pilcher: A második lehetőség (1997) – teljes film magyarul ✸2016 Kool
Rosamunde Pilcher: A második lehetőség (1997) – teljes film magyarul ✸2016 Kool
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Thien ha
Heino - Rosamunde (Skoda Laski) (Beer Barrel Polka) (Böhmische Polka)
Heino - Rosamunde (Skoda Laski) (Beer Barrel Polka) (Böhmische Polka)
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: MrDennis0582
Datum - Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/3. (2010) - teljes film magyarul
Datum - Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/3. (2010) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: TonyaCarson605688
Datum - Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/4. (2010) - teljes fim magyarul
Datum - Rosamunde Pilcher: A szerelem árnyékában 4/4. (2010) - teljes fim magyarul
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: TonyaCarson605688
Rosamunde Pilcher Und plötzlich war es Liebe
Rosamunde Pilcher Und plötzlich war es Liebe
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: K.D Fido
Rosamunde Pilcher: Különös kastély 2. rész
Rosamunde Pilcher: Különös kastély 2. rész
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Anna Hegedüs
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzensfragen  Liebesfilm (Film Deutsch)
Rosamunde Pilcher Herzensfragen Liebesfilm (Film Deutsch)
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Anthony Kelm
Rosamunde Pilcher: Téli napforduló 2/1. (2003) - teljes film magyarul
Rosamunde Pilcher: Téli napforduló 2/1. (2003) - teljes film magyarul
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: VEress KAtalin
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern (Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus) is a play by Helmina von Chézy, which is primarily remembered for the incidental music which Franz Schubert composed for it. Music and play premiered in Vienna's Theater an der Wien on 20 December 1823.[1][2]

The play[edit]

The text version of von Chézy's original play, in four acts, as premiered with Schubert's music, is lost.[3] However, a later modified version of the play, in five acts, was discovered in the State Library of Württemberg, and was published in 1996.[4] Fragmentary autograph sources relating to the first version of the play have been recovered too.[5]

The story concerns the attempt of Rosamunde, who was brought up incognito as a shepherdess by the mariner's widow Axa, to reclaim her throne. The long-established governor Fulgentius (Fulvio in the revised version), who already has Rosamunde's parents on his conscience, attempts to thwart Rosamunde, initially by intrigue, then by a marriage proposal and finally by an attempt at poisoning. Rosamunde, whose claim is backed by a deed in her father's hand, enjoys the support of Cypriots and the Cretan Prince Alfonso, her intended husband. Finally, all the attempts of Fulgentius fail; he dies by his own poison, and Rosamunde ascends the throne.[6]

Schubert's incidental music[edit]

Schubert's incidental music is scored for orchestra, and for some of the numbers diverse combinations of singers.

Overture[edit]

There are two overtures associated with Rosamunde:

  • The overture used for the stage production was the overture Schubert had originally composed for Alfonso und Estrella, but Schubert thought it less suitable for that opera.[2]
  • The first publication that linked the overture of Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) with the Rosamunde incidental music was a 1855 publication of the score parts of that overture, indicating it as overture to the drama Rosamunde.[7] There is however no proof it was ever Schubert's intention to associate that overture with the rest of the Rosamunde music.[2]

Incidental music[edit]

The ten numbers of the Rosamunde incidental music, D 797, are:

  1. Entr'acte No. 1, in B minor (Allegro molto moderato), which may have been originally intended as the finale to Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony.[8]
  2. Ballet music No. 1, really two pieces in one. The first is a march in B minor (Allegro moderato) beginning with a modified version of the opening theme of the first entr'acte. Like the entr'acte, this ends in B major. A bridge passage leads to a lyrical piece in G major bearing the tempo marking of Andante un poco assai.
  3. a. Entr'acte No. 2 in D major (Andante), the outer sections of which have the same thematic material as those of No. 5, the "Chorus of Spirits." The central sections of both, though different, are in a similar mood.
    b. Romanze, "Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n" (The Full Moon Shines on the Mountain Height) (Andante con moto) in F minor and major for alto and orchestra.
  4. Geisterchor (Chorus of Spirits), "In der Tiefe wohnt das Licht" (In the Deep Dwells the Light) in D major (Adagio), accompanying the brewing of the poison.
  5. Entr'acte No. 3 in B major (Andantino) is one of the two best-known pieces in the score. The main theme was used again in the Impromptu in B, Op. 142 (D 935), No. 3. Schubert used an almost identical theme in the second movement of his String Quartet in A minor, D 804.[2]
  6. Hirtenmelodien (Shepherds' Melodies) in B major (Andante), a sextet for clarinets, bassoons and horns.
  7. Hirtenchor (Shepherds' Chorus), "Hier auf den Fluren" (Here on the Fields) in B major (Allegretto).
  8. Jägerchor (Hunters' Chorus), "Wie lebt sich's so fröhlich im Grünen" (How Merry Life is in the Country) in D major (Allegro moderato).
  9. Ballet No. 2 an Andantino in G major.

Score[edit]

No. 3b was published in 1824 as Op. 26, in a version with piano accompaniment. Nos. 8, 4 and 7 were possibly first published in the same series. Other publications with one or more numbers followed. By 1867 all numbers except 3a and 6 had been published in one or more versions.[2]

George Grove and Arthur Sullivan rediscovered the original manuscript parts of the music when they visited Vienna in 1867 specifically to research Schubert. Grove wrote: "I found, at the bottom of the cupboard, and in its farthest corner, a bundle of music-books two feet high, carefully tied round, and black with the undisturbed dust of nearly half-a-century. … These were the part-books of the whole of the music in Rosamunde, tied up after the second performance in December, 1823, and probably never disturbed since. Dr. Schneider [the curator] must have been amused at our excitement; but let us hope that he recollected his own days of rapture; at any rate, he kindly overlooked it, and gave us permission to take away with us and copy what we wanted."[9]

It was not until Series XV, Volume 4 of the Breitkopf & Härtel Gesammtausgabe was published in 1891 that all the numbers of the incidental music were joined in one publication, with the full orchestration.[2]

Performance history[edit]

Excerpts from the Rosamunde music are frequently performed, and are some of Schubert's most performed pieces.[citation needed] They have been recorded several times, including versions conducted by Kurt Masur and Claudio Abbado.[citation needed]

The complete score, which lasts an hour, is seldom heard. In one rare performance, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, performed the full score at the Styriarte festival in Graz, Austria, in June 2004. The Arnold Schoenberg Choir sang the vocal parts with soloists Elisabeth von Magnus and Florian Boesch.[citation needed]

Other uses of the music[edit]

The Overture was used for a ballet sequence in the 1952 Samuel Goldwyn film Hans Christian Andersen, starring Danny Kaye.[10] The ballet sequence was danced by Zizi Jeanmaire.[citation needed] A fragment of Entr'acte #2 was used in many episodes of Wings of the Red Star. Another excerpt was incorporated into the Christmas carol Mille cherubini in coro, a song made popular by Luciano Pavarotti in a 1980 TV Christmas programme.[11] The piece is also played in Marvel's film The Avengers in the German opera house scene.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keller, James M. "Entr’acte No. 1". San Francisco Symphony. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Deutsch 1978 p. 499
  3. ^ Deutsch 1978, p. 497
  4. ^ Waidelich 1996
  5. ^ Waidelich 1997
  6. ^ Based on the version on German Wikipedia
  7. ^ Deutsch 1978, p. 376
  8. ^ Carl Rosman, Liner Notes for Decca 466 677-2, performance of this work by Karl Münchinger conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchesta & State Opera Chorus, 1975.
  9. ^ "Sir George Grove, C. B.", Musical Times, Vol. 38, No. 656 (October 1897), pp. 657–64
  10. ^ IMDB entry for Hans Christian Andersen film, accessed 30 October 2014
  11. ^ IMDB, accessed 30 October 2014

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