Carnival Overture

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The concert overture Carnival (Czech: Karneval, koncertní ouvertura), Op. 92, B. 169, was written by Antonín Dvořák in 1891. It is part of a "Nature, Life and Love" trilogy of overtures written by Dvořák, forming the second "Life" part. The other two parts of the trilogy are In Nature's Realm, Op. 91 ("Nature") and Othello, Op. 93 ("Love").[1]

The overture is scored for two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, tambourine, harp and strings. Its duration is approximately nine and a half minutes.


  1. ^ Dvorak: Overtures. Discovering Music. BBC Radio 3. 2004-02-07. Retrieved 2012-09-04.


External links[edit]

  • Carnival Overture: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
  • Carnival Overture, Op. 92. Dr. Richard E. Rodda. The Kennedy Center.
  • Susan Key. "Carnival Overture". LA Phil. Archived from the original on 2018-01-30.