2015 Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOvSKY
To celebrate its opening, Carnegie Hall invited perhaps the most famous musician of the time to compose and conduct for the 1891 events: Tchaikovsky. He used Marche Solennelle as the opening piece, which he originally composed in 1883 for Tsar Alexander III’s coronation; hence its paraphrase of the Tsarist national anthem. The march at the opening concert was a great success. The piece demonstrates that the Russian composer, who has written some of the world’s most retrospective and soul-searching music, is also fully at home with writing orchestral works of pomp and circumstance.
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