Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

The finale of the 1812 overture always fills me with joy. When I hear the choir sing God save the Tsar and the bells ring out, tears always fill my eyes. I am sure if I was a patriotic Russian hearing the 1812 Overture would send me absolutely crazy. The majesty and the glory of that piece of music is amazing.

There are a lot of things wrong with Russia. However, I consider myself to be a Russophile. Russia is a great nation that has gifted the world with many great things.

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