Dichter und Bauer
by Franz von Suppe
For two flutes
Published by Universal Editions
An Austrian composer and conductor of the Romantic period, he is notable for this four dozen operattas. The Poet and Peasant Overture offers the lyricism developed from his study with Donizetti, and the rhythmic drive clearly learned from studying the scores of Rossini. The overture was also used by the Popeye cartoon called The Spinach Overture.
Samples are from the first and second parts, respectively.