Tschaikovsky - 1812 Overture, op. 49

Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 expresses Russia's nationalist spirit for the Russians' magnificent victory over Napoleon. In 1880, when he was writing the charming Serenade for Strings, Tchaikovsky undertook to compose a "ceremonial introduction" for an exhibition of industrial art in Moscow. As a theme of his introduction he chose Napoleon's Russia Campaign, which ended with the great victory of the Russian Army. At first the composer intended the introduction to be for outdoor performance and felt that it should be "very loud and noisy". Since then the introduction has become his most famous and most popular concert work. The "1812 Overture" is in fact an introduction to a concerto, in other words is a stand-alone work of orchestral music and not an introduction to opera or a more extensive work. The play describes the invasion of Russia by Napoleon's troops in 1812 and their retreat and defeat in the winter of the same year. Despite

Gioachino Rossini - Introduction

At thirty-seven years old, having composed thirty-nine operas, Gioachino Antonio Rossini clearly declares his creative saturation and abandons for good the form of the music he glorified and was glorified by. Brave decision, which he did not betray in the rest of his life.

Consistent, he devoted himself to the enjoyment of those who, along with music, were above his priorities: beautiful women and delicious delicacies.

Spiritual and perceptive as he was, he immediately acclimatized to any environment, which made him welcome and worldly. It composed with amazing speed and unique ease. However, no trace of sloppyness is detected in his works.

His music flows with an effortless naturalness, screaming in every sentence the jealous source gifts of its life-giver. Free from the stress of creation, Gioachino Rossini created a music bright, full of vitality and health. 

He served with passion - but without fear - opera, dominating every structural component of it. That is why his works bear the marks of their creator much more strongly than the signs of their time.

Pesaro's most gifted child defined with his decisions the evolution of the art of sounds. His exquisite Six String Sonatas, a work which is an epitome of Mozart and Haydn's musical thinking and grandly heralds Schubert's music, composed them at the age of twelve.