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1812 Overture, Op. 49 in Full ScoreItem #: AL.06-428567
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Composed by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Full Orchestra (Full Score). Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-428567)
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Commissioned to mark the 1882 All-Russia Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, this extraordinarily popular work premiered at the consecration of the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Redeemer--the monument built to commemorate the Russian defeat of the Napoleonic invasion in 1812. A colorful musical tapestry of nationalistic themes and battle scenes, performances of the "1812"--with cannons thundering and bells pealing--have remained an electrifying outdoor event at concerts worldwide. Instrumentation.