This volume contains authoritative Russian editions of three of Tchaikovsky's most popular orchestral works. "The 1812 Overture, " Op. 49, is among the best known and most beloved of all classical music compositions, thrilling audiences with its stirring martial themes and spectacular climax of roaring cannons and pealing church bells.
"March Slave, " Op. 31, memorable for its poignancy and somber beauty, is a mainstay of the orchestral repertoire. This new compilation of popular masterworks concludes with the lovely and moving "Francesca da Rimini, " Op. 32, a dramatic tone poem considered to be among Tchaikovsky's finest compositions, with over 20 current recordings by the world's great orchestras. This volume will be welcomed by conductors, musicians, music students, and legions of listeners who enjoy the rewards of following Tchaikovsky's exceptional orchestration.