"Candide" and "Bartered Bride" Overtures
Listening to these is quick succession on "Breakfast" this morning, the similarity between the two struck me forcibly. I wonder if anyone has ever analysed them side by side. With all due respect to the personage depicted in my avatar, it sounds as if he got the score of "Bartered Bride" and recomposed it in modern U.S. musical theatre style....
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9