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

Claude Debussy - Famous works

Claude Debussy's handwritten score of the "Chansons de Charles d'Orléans".
 


Orchestra:


Piano:

  • Deux arabesques
  • Suite bergamasque
  • Images I
  • Images II
  • L'isle joyeuse
  • Children's corner
  • Préludes, Book 1
  • Préludes, Book 2
  • Rêverie
  • Estampes
  • Pour le piano 
  • En blanc et noir (piano duo)

Chamber:

  • Syrinx
  • Première Rhapsodie 
  • String Quartet in G minor
  • Cello Sonata No.1

Solo voice with piano:

  • Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Ballades de François Villon
  • Chansons de Bilitis
  • Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire
  • Chansons de Charles d'Orléans

Stage:

  • Pelléas et Mélisande

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