Tune of the Day: Light Cavalry Overture
Leichte Kavallerie, or Light Cavalry, is an operetta by Austrian composer Franz von Suppé, first performed in 1866. While much of the operetta remains in relative obscurity, the overture is one of von Suppé's most well-known pieces. Many orchestras have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture (which is introduced at measure 62) has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.
Thanks to Brenda for suggesting this piece!