Happy Birthday Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

One of my favorite pieces by the classical master, The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major, Op. 49 (more commonly known as "1812 Overture"), ably performed by the Leningrad Philarmonic and The Leningrad Militar Orchestras and conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.

Part I:

Part II:

It is indeed a long composition, but well worth your Friday afternoon.