We’re continuing on with our series about composer Tchaikovsky by digging into one of his famous pieces — 1812 Overture. You may be familiar with this piece as it is sometimes used during fireworks displays or in film and television. Let’s dive in!
In today’s episode, you’ll learn…
- What program music is
- Which wars are represented in this music
- Who really truly hated this piece (the answer might suprise you!)
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 21
Enjoy the links to performances connected to the 1812 Overture until our next episode airs in two weeks.
Day 1: O Lord, Save They People (Russian hymn from the opening of 1812 Overture)
Day 2: La Marseillaise (France’s national anthem)
Day 3: God Save the Tsar (Russia’s national anthem from 1833-1917)
Day 5: 50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176 – 48. By the Gates (Tchaikovsky)
Day 6: 50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176 – 39. O, My Fields (Tchaikovsky)
Day 7: 1812 Overture (with real cannons!)
Day 8: La Marseillaise (directed by Leonard Bernstein)
Day 9: 1812 Overture (arranged for piano)
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