Excerpt I from Overture to a Fairy Tale by Oskar Morawetz

The music invites speculation about a storyline, combining three moods: elfin, mysterious, and dance-like. Notice how specific elements of music are combined to simulate the trajectory and character of a typical fairy tale. This opening section projects a light-hearted "once upon a time" mood, and introduces melodic material which will be used throughout the piece.

Oskar Morawetz

© 1957, Oskar Morawetz.

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