Light Cavalry Overture

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Light Cavalry Overture is the overture to Franz von Suppé’s operetta Light Cavalry (German: Leichte Kavallerie),[1] premiered in Vienna in 1866.[2] Although the operetta is rarely performed or recorded, the overture is one of Suppé's most popular compositions, and has achieved a quite distinct life of its own, divorced from the opera of which it originally formed a part. Many orchestras around the world have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.

Recordings[edit]

The overture has been recorded many times, including by these notable conductors:

Media[edit]

Franz von Suppé's overture to the opera Leichte Kavallerie, played by the United States Marine Band and directed by Colonel John R. Bourgeois. Date of performance: 1993.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamienet. "Franz von Suppé's Light Cavalry Overture". Hamienet.com. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Lamar University. "Lamar Civic Orchestra goes Gershwin with ‘Memorable Music’". Lamar.edu. Retrieved 6 December 2011.