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OF all celebratory pieces, perhaps the best known is ' 1812.' It was written for the consecration of a church in Moscow which had been erected in thanksgiving for the saving of Russia from Napoleon's power.
The work was to have been performed in the open air by a huge military band. with cannon firing. That ceremonial performance never took place ; and cannon not being, even yet, among the orchestra's percussion instruments, the drummers have to do their best to make up for them.
THESE pieces are from
Sibelius' incidental music to Adolf Paul 's tragedy of King Christian II, the sixteenth-century ruler of Demark. Norway and Swoden, against whose treachery and tyranny GustavusVasa arose.
Christian was driven from his kingdom, and in spite of an attempt to regain his power, he ended his days in prison, dying in 1559.


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5XX Daventry, 30 October 1927 15.30

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