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    "1812 Overture" music ,what does it stand for?

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    Many American's believe that Tchaikovsky's overture represents the USA's victory against the British Empire during the War of 1812, however, Tchaikovsky actually tells the story of Napoleon's retreat from Russia in 1812. In fact, Tchaikovsky even references the French national anthem La Marsillaise and Russia's God Save the Czar within the music. The USA was quick to adopt the piece, as it found itself lacking in the patriotic song department.

    Colleen

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    Some is from my head, others come from the internet. Sometimes I know the answer but am too lazy to explain it all out so I Google and use what I find that answers it the way I know it. This was one of those times. We learned this in high school.
    Colleen

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    I didn't know that,you learn something new everyday on this site. Thanks Collen. 



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