The Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain ouverture pour orchestra) Op. 9 was composed in 1844 and first performed that same year in Salle Herz, Paris. A stand alone overture intended for concert performance, it was made from materials from Benvenuto Cellini, including some music from opera's carnival scene -hence the title. It is scored for large orchestra, featuring a prominent a very famous solo for the english horn.
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