1888: Tchaikovksy: Hamlet Overture key of F minor

SATURDAY, June 6, 2020

Tchaikovksy: Hamlet Overture key of F minor, age 38

It was based on the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1599–1601) by William Shakespeare (1564–1616).

Instrumentation:

  • 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons
  • 4 horns (in F), 2 cornets (in B-flat), 2 trumpets (in B-flat), 3 trombones, tuba
  • 3 timpani, military drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam
  • strings

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