Noun(1) orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio(2) something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows(3) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
(1) Its overture is taken up with the analogy between the king of the nation and the father of the nuclear family that is beginning to supersede the extended family of earlier centuries.(2) Like Wagner's overture , this movement is a Romantic ode to Classical counterpoint, and one at times seems to hear actual Wagner themes peeking out from behind the curtain.(3) Virtually all wives had one, and probably many, opportunities to comply with or reject an unwanted sexual overture .(4) The playing of the woodwind section at the beginning of the overture was well balanced and finely tuned, revealing the experience and ability of the players.(5) The Saint-SaÔö£┬¢ns overture is an appealing rarity, recorded at one of Munch's first sessions in Boston.(6) the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate(7) the overture to Mozart's ├ö├ç├┐Don Giovanni├ö├ç├û(8) A familiar Rossini overture (The Silken Ladder) presented that composer's usual challenges, which were tackled with precision.(9) As a result, the government's purely economic reforms lacked boldness after this dramatic overture .(10) The trio's third movement is a scherzo, full of fleeting and magical tunes very reminiscent of the Midsummer's Night Dream overture , a piece that Mendelssohn wrote when he was just 17.(11) It blasts away for openers - not for the first time - with the overture from Rossini's otherwise neglected opera The Thieving Magpie.(12) The adaptation of music for a medium different from that for which it was originally composed, for example the recasting of a song as a piano piece, or of an orchestral overture as an organ piece.(13) He spent more time with the orchestra, with the overture in the beginning of the show than the whole block of the show.(14) As in all those movies, the demonstration is an overture to how that newly introduced power will explode narrative, characters, bodies.(15) Tchaikovsky composed his most famous overture to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Russia's victory over Napoleon's French army in 1812.(16) Teresa, however, evidently, declined such overtures .
1. prelude ::
2. preliminary ::
4. advance ::
Different Formsoverture, overtures
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