A Brass Band Advent Calendar: 14. Poet and Peasant Overture

A concert classic… make no mistake Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Cavaliere di Suppé-Demelli doesn’t quite trip off the tongue as well as George Allan or Philip Sparke. So much so the prolific Dalmatian composer changed it to Franz von Suppé. Born on the 18 April 1819, he composed around 180 farces, ballets, other stage works, and…