Invitation to the Dance (violin cello duo)
Title: Invitation to the Dance
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Written in 1819 and dedicated to the newly married composer’s wife, Invitation to the Dance, op. 65, (also identified as “rondo brillante”) is regarded as the first concert waltz (intended for listening rather than dancing). It is well known in both its original version for piano and its orchestrated version by Berlioz.