Recording from 24. Nov 2016

Tchaikovsky: 1812-ouverture

A celebration of Russia's victory over Napoleon!

Peter Tchaikovsky's 1812-ouvertyre is one of his most popular works, even if he himself was not so happy with the piece. The music is used in a variety of films and commercials, but was written to commemorate the battle of Borodino (September 1812). Borodino was a small village close to Moscow, and the battle which took place here was one of the most important battles of the Napoleonic wars. Even if the French forces didn't lose the battle, they were eventually forced to retreat because of the brutal Russian winter.