Invitation to the Dance (violin duo)
Title: Invitation to the Dance
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Invitation to the Dance was originally written as a piano solo, and is the first known concert waltz (written to be listened to rather than danced to). It was later orchestrated by Hector Berlioz. Weber is considered to be one of the first important composers of German romanticism, and this “rondo brillante” was written while he was working on his groundbreaking opera, Der Freischutz.