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

Mozart - Introduction

Sign with Mozart's name


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the gods’ favorite. After all this means the one of his names “Amadeus”. Today he is undoubtedly people’s favorite. His works, structured with the precious essences of the style of classicism, occupied from the moment of their creation a special place in the mind and heart of music fans.

The perfect application of the rules, combined with unique ingenuity, which is implemented in beautiful melodies, benefited Mozart’s works with the rare ability to provoke the immediate delight of even the most unsuspecting listener.

The music that came out of his fertile and inexhaustible imagination has a date of birth, but it does not have a date of death. It’s poetic specifications, the spontaneity of the musical discourse and the immediacy of its functionality are gifts of appreciation and acceptance unscathed from time.

Mozart has not been an innovator nor has he claimed the anointing of musical visionary. But what he signed, he donated by harmony insurmountable and with perfection of form and content, gifts worthy of his genius. The musical world would certainly be less bright and less rich without its own, short in duration, but large on offer, passing through the earth.

(George B. Monemvasitis)


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