Commissioned to mark the 1882 All-Russia Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, this extraordinarily popular work was premiered at the consecration of the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Redeemer--the monument built to commemorate the Russian defeat of the Napoleonic invasion in 1812. A colorful musical tapestry of nationalistic themes and battle scenes, performances of the "1812" — with cannons thundering and bells pealing — have remained an electrifying outdoor event at patriotic concerts worldwide.
Reprint of the Ernst Eulenburg, Leipzig, edition.
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|Author/Editor||Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky|
|Dimensions||6 1/8 x 8 1/2|