1812 Overture http://wrti.org en The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' http://wrti.org/post/co-opting-tchaikovskys-1812-overture <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/90515326/peter-ilyich-tchaikovsky" target="_blank">Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky</a> wrote his <strong></strong>piece <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BbT0E990IQ" target="_blank"><em>The Year 1812</em>, Festival Overture in E flat major</a> in commemoration of the Russian Army's successful defense of Moscow against Napoleon's advancing troops at the Battle of Borodino. Most Americans, however, know the piece as the bombastic tune that accompanies Fourth of July fireworks shows all over the country. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:43:00 +0000 editor 4054 at http://wrti.org The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'