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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.