Ouverture du Corsaire

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Ouverture du Corsaire

H101, Op. 21

About this work...

Although Berlioz was one of the greatest proponents of music that adhered to a detailed program, this concert overture actually has nothing to do with Lord Byron's narrative poem about the pirate Jean Lafitte, from which the title comes. Berlioz sketched this work during a visit to Nice in 1844, and called its first ve... read more