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Sort order. Keith Laws rated it liked it Jun 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Sir Rober Ker Porter. Sir Rober Ker Porter. Books by Sir Rober Ker Porter. This is where the Marseillaise is most prominent, and seems to be winning. After this, a long descending run represents the French army retreating out of Moscow. At the end of this run the hymn that the piece begins with is repeated. This can be interpreted as prayers being answered. The grand finale culminates with eleven more cannon shots and the melody of God Save the Tsar!

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Although La Marseillaise was chosen as the French national anthem in , it was banned by Napoleon in and would not have been played during the Russian campaign. It was reinstated as the French Anthem in —the year before the commission of the overture—which can explain its use by Tchaikovsky in the overture. Although God Save the Tsar!

There was no official Russian anthem until , from which time until the anthem was Molitva russkikh , "The Prayer of the Russians," sung to the tune of God Save the King. O Lord, Save thy People represents the praying for deliverance from the invading army. A part of this hymn translates to "Grant victory to all Orthodox Christians over their enemies. Later in the piece when La Marseillaise is played, it seems as though the Russians will lose the battle. The ringing chimes are written to represent the bells of Moscow. In a live performance, the logistics of safety and precision in placement of the shots require either well-drilled military crews using modern cannon , or the use of sixteen pieces of muzzle-loading artillery, since any reloading schemes, to attain the sixteen shots, or even a semblance of them, in the two-minute time span involved, makes safety and precision impossible with s artillery.

Time lag alone precludes implementation of cues for the shots for fewer than sixteen era field pieces.

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A narrative of the campaign in Russia, during the year 1812

Musicologists [ who? It is reported [ according to whom? Performances he conducted on U. Paul Barnett, of South Bend, Indiana. The art of zvon ringing was almost lost because of the Russian Revolution , when many of the bells were destroyed. On the first edition of the recording, one side played the Overture and the other side played a narrative by Deems Taylor about how the cannon and bell effects were accomplished. Later editions placed the commentary after the performance on side 1 and the Capriccio Italien on side 2. Later editions coupled the Overture with Dorati's recording of Beethoven 's Wellington's Victory , which featured the London Symphony Orchestra and real cannon.

Kenneth Alwyn 's early stereo recording for Decca used a recording of slowed-down gunfire instead of cannon fire. Robert Sharples and the London Festival Orchestra released a recording in , later remastered in quadrophony by Decca.

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The Black Dyke Band has recorded a brass band arrangement of the piece. This recording on their album Symphonic Brass includes the cannon shots as originally written. British rock drummer Cozy Powell sampled the overture at the end of the track "Over The Top" in his eponymous studio album. In , the Swingle Singers recorded an a cappella version of the overture as part of an album whose title is In , during a worldwide celebration of the th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's birth, the Overture was recorded in the city of his youth by the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra using 16 muzzleloading cannons fired live as written in the score.

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That recording was done within earshot of the composer's grave. The festival was televised for the first time in USA on March 9, It is also the in-game music of the video game Astro Chase. In the sci-fi fantasy show Farscape , John Crichton converts a DRD to belt out the overture in order to ground him and help maintain his focus.

He even paints the French flag on the droid and labels it "". The piece is featured prominently in the film V for Vendetta. Tommy Wiseau 's sitcom The Neighbors uses the overture as its intro theme. In La La Land , a few seconds of the Overture can be heard playing on the radio at the beginning of the opening scene. List of compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Concert overture written in by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsk. For calendar year , see Main article: French invasion of Russia. Seller Inventory ABE More information about this seller Contact this seller 1.

Leather Hard Back. First Edition. In green leather with gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to spine and boards, with 5 double raised bands to spine. Grey endpapers. Frontispiece with portrait of the author. The book is in fair condition with shelf wear to the extremities of the cover and ink marks to the boards. It appears that something heavy has been placed on the book leaving the pages wrinkled, although the text is not affected. A strip has been cut off across the top of the title page. The first 10 pages and last 2 pages have suffered chips and tears to the edges of the pages.

There are some minor marks and minor creases to corners throughout the book. The efep is missing. Size: 11" x 9". Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Colored, engraved folding map inserted prior to text block.

Some browning or foxing. More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Good in full, light brown calf with a well worn red leather label on the spine stamped in gilt the lettering of which is barely visible. Seller Inventory TB More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Published by Andrus and Starr, Hartford About this Item: Andrus and Starr, Hartford, Condition: G.

First edition bound in brown calf leather with a red leather spine lab el. Hand-colored folding map of "Advance of the French to Moscow" has been torn at several of the folds and repaired with archival clear tap e. Published with a second map, "Retreat of the French" which is missi ng. A Good copy. The leather has rubbing t o the corners, spine tips and edges.

Bumps to the corners. The front b oard is split along the seam, being held on precariously by two pieces of sewing thread. The interior has scattered foxing. Old stain marks at the bottom margins of the rear endpapers, flyleafs and last page of text. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by Wm. McCarty, Philadelphia About this Item: Wm. McCarty, Philadelphia, Recently rebound in quarter dark brown calf, 2 maps present with some some repairs along edges that were worn through, age browning of pages, otherwise good.