1812 Overture (Op. 49) composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Orchestra. Full Orchestra (Full Score); Larger Works; Masterworks; Score. Dover Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-428567).
ISBN 0486428567. Masterwork; Romantic.
Commissioned to mark the 1882 All-Russia Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, this extraordinarily popular work was 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 patriotic concerts worldwide. Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Ernst Eulenburg, Leipzig. Instrumentation. [6 1/8 x 8 1/2, 96.pp].