1812 Overture, Op.49 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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PMLP03587-Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (orch. score).pdf
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Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1882]. Plate 4592.

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PMLP03587-Orch Tc Ov 1812 ed.pdf
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Leipzig: Eulenburg, n.d.(ca.1900). Plate E.E. 3724.

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Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture.pdf
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Aleksandr Nikolayev (1903–1980)

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P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.25 (pp.189-231) (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1961. Plate M. 28816 Г.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1965).

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Original title page, plate numbers and appendix omitted in reprint
As with the Marche Slav, the composer's quotation of God Save the Tsar was replaced with other music. Translated footnotes:
1. In the autograph and edition by Jurgenson there is a note: "The bells should be big; their intonation neutral; they should be struck so as to simulate festive ringing."
2. In the autograph "Bombardon" and a note which is also in Jurgenson's edition: "An instrument used in theaters for the representation of cannon fire."
3. In the autograph and edition by Jurgenson there is a note: "If the makeup of the orchestra allows, it is desirable that this passage be performed by 8 cellos and 4 violas, 2 on each part."

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P.davydov (2008/7/8)

Tchaikovsky 1812.pdf
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Brett Langston

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Tchaikovsky Research, 2007. Plate TH-049

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Restoring former Russian anthem God Save the Tsar
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PMLP03587-Tchaikovsky-Op49.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Martin Schmeling (1864-1943)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate Orch.B. 4895

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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PMLP03587-Tchaikovsky - Overture 1812 - Op49 - Bb Trumpet 1.pdf
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Pierluigi Battaglia

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PMLP03587-1812 Overture-Laurendeau Complete Score.pdf
Arranger:

Louis Philippe Laurendeau (1861-1916)

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United States Military Band Journal
New York: Carl Fischer, 1904, Plate 8744-119

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Carolus (2007/1/12)

Tchaikovsky-Op49-2pf8hds.pdf
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Eduard Langer (1835–1905)

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Hamburg: D. Rahter, n.d.(ca.1895) no plate number

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Rockzaemon (2013/9/15)

PMLP03587-Tchaiko 1812 130220.pdf
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Tokyo: 露久左庵音楽出版 Rockza Music Edition

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Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1882). Plate 4595

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PMLP03587-tchakovsky 1812 ov arr pf4h 307802981.pdf
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Leipzig: D. Rahter, n.d.(ca.1900). Plate 1183.

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Yoder (2013/6/4)

SIBLEY1802.5417.e944-39087012332310.pdf
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Edwin Arthur Kraft (1883-1962)

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New York: H.W. Gray, 1920.

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Guifre (2007/7/12)

Tchaikovsky-Esipoff1812 Overture piano.pdf
Arranger:

Stepan Esipoff (= Anton Strelezki/Arthur Burnand, 1859–1907)

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Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate B.S.S. 31387

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PMLP03587-Ciaikovskij - 49 - Overture 1812 (2H ed.Jurgenson).pdf
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General Information

Work Title 1812 Overture
Alternative Title The Year 1812 / 1812 год (1812 god)
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.49 ; TH 49 ; ČW 46
Key E major
Movements/Sections Largo—Allegro giusto (E major, 428 bars)
Year/Date of Composition 1880
First Performance 1882-08-20 — Moscow, Art & Industry Exhibition: Ippolit Altani (conductor)
First Publication 1882 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson.
  • Full score, 75 pages. Plate 4592.
  • Arrangement for piano 4 hands, 35 pages. Plate 4595.
  • Arrangement for solo piano, 21 pages
Average Duration 15 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 cornets (B), 2 trumpets (E), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, bells, cannon + strings + military band (ad lib.)
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information The 1961 Soviet score is infamous for its substitution of the anthem "God Save the Tsar" (Bozhe, Tsaria Khrani - A. Lvov) near the end with another quotation -- ironically -- a setting of the tune of the final chorus ("Slav'sja") from Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (known in Soviet times as Ivan Susanin). Tchaikovsky's original appeared in the appendix.
The earliest version of the score to include sections for chorus parts was prepared ca.1960 by the American conductor Igor Buketoff (1915-2001), and remains in copyright.
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