Das Pensionat

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Franz von Suppé

Franz von Suppé (scored Mayhew Lake; rev. Whear)

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General Info

Year: 1860 / 1958 / 1981
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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Program Notes

This arrangement of the overture to one of Franz von Suppé's (of Light Cavalry Overture and Poet and Peasant Overture fame) stage works is a nice way to delve into the light, enjoyable operas of the 19th century. Viennese in character, the tunes are delightful melodies to play even if you don't know the libretto.

- Program Note from publisher

Suppé's operetta Das Pensionat received its premiere on 24 November 1860, in Vienna. The title translate as "The Boarding House."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: IV


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  • Virginia (Alexandria) Grand Military Band (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 21 September 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Suppé, F.; Lake, M.; Whear, P. (1981). Overture to the Comic Opera, Das Pensionat [score]. Ludwig Music: Cleveland, Ohio.