Weber Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz) is the name of a rondo for solo piano written by Carl Maria von Weber in 1819, and dedicated to his wife Caroline. The piece was famously orchestrated by Hector Berlioz in 1841 as a contribution to production of Weber's 'Der Freischütz' at the Paris Opera. He transpoed it from D flat major to D major, a brighter key, better suited for orchestral writing, and re titled it Invitation to the Waltz (thus beginning the tradition of mistakenly naming the Weber workInvitation to the Waltz). The Berlioz version quicly trascended its original context and became a concertpiece on its own. The original version, though slightly less known, was part of the repertoires of pianists such as Liszt, Chopin, etc.
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Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 ('Invitation to the Waltz' orchestral arr. - Berlioz)

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Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

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