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Overture to "Zar & Zimmermann" (Score & Parts)-DBL WW5/CBSN/2TPT

Composer: Lortzing, Albert

Publisher: Edition Compusic (Netherlands)

Edition: 270


Overture to "Zar & Zimmermann"

by Albert Lortzing (1803-1851)

Arranged for double woodwind quintet, contrabassoons, and two trumpets. The titles translates as "The Czar and Carpenter", a reference to Peter the Great, who while travelling incognito, accepted a job as a master carpenter in Zaandam, an industrial town near Amsterdam in 1698. This subject matter has been the basis for at least three operas.