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||Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
||Ouverture zu einem Drama aus d. 30jährigen Kriege
|Year/Date of Composition
||1865 (as a revised version of the overture to an unpublished set of pieces of incidental music, "Bernhard von Weimar", written in 1854)
||1866 – Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister
||Hans von Bülow
|Composer Time Period
||Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones + timpani + strings
||Detailed description at Raff.org
The incidental music (by Wilhelm Genast), whose overture this is based on/is a revised version of, was premiered in Weimar's Grand Ducal Theatre in July 1855. This last has only partially been published.
The final , 1866 version of the overture was premiered on Palm Sunday 1866, conducted by Wilhelm Kalliwoda (son of Jan/Johann Kalliwoda, who incidentally died at the end of that year). In addition to the Raff.org link above, see also Burg_en.htm, and relevant sections of Schäfer and of Thomas (2011).