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Overeager Overture

Music composed by Danny Elfman
Performed at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, USA, 2006.09.15, conducted by John Mauceri
No CD release

Reviews from the Première

In the absence of an EZoner on the spot and of a CD release, here are some mixed reviews:
"..this rodeo-styled burst of creativity and Americana was strongly thematic, wildly imaginative, and superbly orchestrated by Steve Bartek."
Danny Elfman's 'Overeager Overture' was a relentlessly perky number that might have been subtitled the 'Overeclectic Overture.'
Ross Care, MusicfromtheMovies
Danny Elfman's "The Overeager Overture" was undernourished, quick bland music.
Mark Swed, Calendarlive.com

Did you know...

  • The work was previously titled 'Overture for a Non-Existent Musical'

  • The première was part of conductor John Mauceri's farewell concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Mauceri asked Elfman to write a piece for this occasion when recording the CD release of Serenada Schizophrana. The programme also included Elmer Bernsteiner's Fanfare for John at the Bowl, as well as Korngold's Between two worlds in a concert overture arrangement by the conductor (U.S. Première) and Bennett's Troubadour Music (World Première). See full programme press release



Total running time: ca. 8 minutes