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1812 -- Festival Overture, For Orchestra In E Flat Major, Op. 49: 1812 Festival Overture, Op.49

on Tchaikovsky Gala In Leningrad

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an overall compositional virtuosity
an acclaimed work
a well-known composer
a Romantic-Era style
a symphony orchestra
tonal harmony
a slow and solemn tempo

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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In Kansas City, they play this piece at Union Station (outdoor venue). The cannons are up on top of a hill, and the audience is inbetween. Nothing like being positioned between the orchestra and the howitzers.
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14: 24 is when the party starts
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only at 5:04 did i realize what song this was
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Why is this on my Star Wars station?
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borisenko_t
Can't hear this without thinking of fireworks. :-)
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Great music. Odd recording of it. haha
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Ahhhh, one of the compositions that got me interested in classical music in the first place.
Tchaikovsky was amazing.
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Have you ever tried playing snare drum to this piece? Not easy even for a former percussionis t . Trust me its not easy...
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walsh.logan
Typical stupid trumpets.
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wht_p556
Love the bells and cannons. especially when you listen to it with The Boston Pops on July 4th!
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They said I could use any instrument I wanted, so I used cannons!
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emotional amazing heavy metal brass and all!
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@honorable master: not funny, my dream is to play the trumpet :P ...now I just hope it won't happen to me...
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*building explodes* THE NIGHT THAIKOVSKY SHOT A CANONBALL!!! !
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14:06 a trumpet player's lip busted on that high note.
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One of my favs
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This sounds like world war 1 music.
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I will third what brian.reschk e and lbcharles observed - The brass sounds like a Mariachi Band trying to branch out in a new direction by playing Tchaikovsky
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That awkward moment when you suddenly notice that everyone is clapping in sync...
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helpingother s p r o s p e r
I totally agree this is a great composition. Tchaikovsky is a G...enius. I love this piece but I do not like this interpretati o n . It's too noisy and boisterous! Anyway Tchaikovsky is 1 of my favorite composers along with Mahler, Shostakovich , Bernstein, Copland and Rimsky Korsakov.
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lebcharles
Agree with brian.reschk e . I love this piece, but don't think this is a great recording of it. The brass section isn't playing together - I thought it was distracting to hear the trumpet players all come in at different times. I also missed the cannons. Great composition, just didn't love the performance.
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brian.reschk e
The brass at the end are terrible! So overbearing and early!
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amandaegentr y
Love it.
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Gosh, this station has just got to stop playing these world class epics or else I'm never going to get any work done! xD
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I agree with the others that this is a real well done performance of this piece.
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Definitely the best version I've ever heard, although the recording doesn't do the cannons justice. Nothing compares to seeing this performed live with cannons.
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Actually, I think there's cannon in here, and not just a band and fireworks.
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Heavy metal is not new. Here's proof.
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I played this song in middle school band! Of course, we sounded nothing like this.
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toddg01
Best version ever, Helps with exams...
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Truly on of the best versions I've heard. Not rushed or forced. Really quite beautiful
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stoicace
You can hear the fireworks...
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Fantastic song and mood

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