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

Carl Maria von Weber - Famous works

Carl Maria von Weber

Operas:

  • Das Waldmädchen (The Girl of the Forest)
  • Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn (Peter Schmoll and his Neighbours)
  • Abu Hassan
  • Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter)
  • Die drei Pintos (The Three Pintos)
  • Euryanthe
  • Oberon

Orchestral:

  • Symphony No. 1 in C major
  • Symphony No. 2 in C major
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 11
  • Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor
  • Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74
  • Bassoon Concerto in F major
  • Konzertstück in F minor for Piano and Orchestra

Chamber music:

  • Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34
  • Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18
  • Grand duo concertant in E flat major, Op. 48 (Clarinet, Piano)
  • Trio in G minor for flute, violoncello and piano, Op. 63

Songs:

  • Die Kerze
  • Umsonst ensagt ich
  • Entfliehet schnell von mir
  • Wiedersehen

Other:

  • Missa sancta No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 75a
  • Missa sancta No. 2 in G, "Jubelmesse", Op. 76

Comments