A familiar Rossini overture (The Silken Ladder) presented that composer's usual challenges, which were tackled with precision.
He spent more time with the orchestra, with the overture in the beginning of the show than the whole block of the show.
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.
Virtually all wives had one, and probably many, opportunities to comply with or reject an unwanted sexual overture .
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.
the overture to Mozart's ‘Don Giovanni’
The Saint-Saëns overture is an appealing rarity, recorded at one of Munch's first sessions in Boston.
As a result, the government's purely economic reforms lacked boldness after this dramatic overture .
the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate
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.