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04 Feb 2010

Fux Overture in D minor K357 for String Orchestra

Just added, Fux Overture in D minor K357 for String Orchestra

Fux was born to a peasant family in Hirtenfeld in Styria. Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons. In 1680 he was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent; and he was organist at St Moritz until 1688. Sometime during this period he must have made a trip to Italy, as evidenced by the strong influence of Corelli and Bolognese composers on his work of the time.


This overture is in seven movements.

I. Grave - Allegro - Grave
 II. Aria
III. Menuet
IV. Gavotte
 V. Sarabande
VI. Guique, en Rondeau
VII. Finale

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