1812, Festival Overture (Op 49) 1882

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Composer:Tchaikovsky, Pytor Il'yitch (1840 - 1893), Russian
Genre:romantic overture
Instruments:Piccolo, flutes, Oboes, English Horn, Clarinets, bassoons, French Horns, cornet, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, Tambourine, tamburo, Cymbals, bass drum, cannon, bells, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass
Submitter:Billett, Tina
Email:tina.billett (e-mail)
This rendition of the 1812 Overture (or The Year 1812) is somewhat different
to the more familiar, conventional version. Having made some inquiries, I am
informed by the publishers of the score - Dover Publications Inc. - that it
is a reprint of an edition from the Moscow State
Publishing House. The difference arises from the fact that the Soviets
replaced the original Czarist theme, representing the Russian Army, with a
more politically acceptable post-Revolutionary theme.
An early example of 'Political Correctness'?