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1812 Overture

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Product ID: BM1 38452
By Pjotr Illych Tchaikovsky

Belwin Mills
Belwin Concert Full Orchestra
Romantic Era
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Symphony Orchestra
Level: 4

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Problem solved. The problem has always been that Mr. Tchaikovsky wrote way too much music for many ensembles to prepare. Instead of 15 minutes, this version takes only six and a half minutes to perform! And all of the excitement and pageantry is still there! Best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes and brass fanfare, this piece is perfect for a bicentennial celebration in 2012. You have to hear it to believe it!

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1812 Overture
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Pjotr Illych Tchaikovsky (1840-1897)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide-ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin. Born into a middle-class family, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant, despite his obvious musical precocity. He pursued a musical career against the wishes of his family, entering the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1862 and graduating in 1865. This formal, Western-oriented training set him apart from the contemporary nationalistic movement embodied by the influential group of young Russian composers known as The Five, with whom Tchaikovsky's professional relationship was mixed.
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