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88: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 Little Russian

The symphony takes its name from the use of Ukrainian Folk Songs; Ukraine often referred to as Little Russia in Tchaikovsky’s day. Tchaikovsky wrote most of his second symphony while staying with his sister’s family in Kamianka, Ukraine. He finished … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Tchaikovsky wrote the 1812 Overture in 1880 for use in a dedication service for the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow commemorating the 1812 Battle of Borodino and the retreat of the French army from Moscow. The Battle of … Continue reading

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