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Carnival of Venice, musical references

Gordon Langford's arrangement of the Carnival of Venice contains many musical references, and he can't remember them all! If you think you can improve on this list, email me, Jeremy Polmear, at If I publish your version you will get a free Oboe Classics CD of your choice. No correspondence can be entered into.

0:00  Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture
0:34  main theme
1:05  Offenbach, Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman
1:22  Rossini, Thieving Magpie
1:44  Rossini Barber of Seville (cor anglais), Silken Ladder (oboe)
2:30  Paganini Caprice
2:58  possibly Verdi
4:22  something, Rossini-style
5:11  Tchaikowsky, Capriccio Italien
5:42  Rossini, La Danza (used by Resphigi in La Boutique Fantasque)
6:08  back in the Carnival

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