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In October 1811, a new German theater was due to be opened in Pest (now part of Budapest); and Beethoven was commissioned to write the inaugural music for the event. The King Stephen Overture, named after the Hungarian King, begins with a slow introduction. Then follows a lively Hungarian tune and a "Friss," a quick and melodic section of the "csárdás." Indeed, Leonard Bernstein has described this overture as "a charmer and a curiosity, a cross between Béla Bartók and Shortnin' Bread."

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  • Production Year:

    1978

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    0+

  • Audio Language:

    no linguistic content

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    no subtitles

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    Austria

    Germany

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