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

Saint-Saëns - Famous works

The cover of the program of the concert of Camille Saint-Saëns in 1896 in Salle Pleyel in Paris, for the fifty years since its debut in the same venue.


Operas:

  • The Yellow Princess, Opus 30
  • Samson and Dalila, Opus 47
  • Henry VIII
  • Les Barbares

Orchestral:

  • Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Opus 2
  • Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Opus 55
  • Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" in C minor, Opus 78
  • Heroic March in E flat major, Opus 34
  • Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem in G minor, Opus 40
  • The Youth of Hercules, Opus 50
  • One night in Lisbon in E flat major, Opus 63
  • Algerian Suite in C major, Opus 60

Concertante:

  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Opus 28

Chamber music:

  • Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Opus 18
  • Allegro appassionato in B minor, Opus 43 
  • Oboe Sonata in D major, Opus 166
  • Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Opus 167
  • Bassoon Sonata in G major, Opus 168
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Opus 75
  • Violin Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Opus 102
  • The Carnival of the Animals

Keyboard Organ:


Choral sacred:

  • Mass, Opus 4
  • Christmas Oratorio, Opus 12
  • The Flood, Opus 45
  • Requiem, Opus 54


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