August 20, 1882: 10 Greatest Musical Works

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A Brief History On August 20, 1882, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture made its debut in Moscow.  Celebrating the defense of Mother Russia, the “Rodina,” as they say in Russia, against Napoleon’s Grand Armee in 1812, the stirring work is instantly recognizable by the cannons going off before the brass fanfare finale.  Here we list 10 wonderful...
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