Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Op.127 (Raff, Joachim)

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Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6451.


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General Information

Work Title Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
Alternative Title Ouverture zu einem Drama aus d. 30jährigen Kriege
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.127
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1865 (as a revised version of the overture to an unpublished set of pieces of incidental music, "Bernhard von Weimar", written in 1854)
First Performance 1866-03-26
First Publication 1866 – Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister
Dedication Hans von Bülow
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones + timpani + strings
External Links Detailed description at Raff.org

Misc. Comments

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).

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