When Puccini’s opera ‘Turandot’ was heard for the first time in April 1926, its composer had been dead for almost a year and a half. Turandot is considered as his best work: Puccini’s mastery of orchestral sound reaches its pinnacle: this is a ripe, opulent, fin de siècle, score, in which deep washes of colour are applied to a profusion of melodic ideas.
In this arrangement I did use the orchestral material from the opera to make a large Symphonic Suite for Symphonic Band.
Recording: (live) by Symfonisch Blaasorkest Sophia’s Vereeniging, Loon op Zand (NL) – conducted by Jos van de Braak.
Publisher: → Baton Music