Tone Poem Tuesday

Last week, Calvin and Hobbes ran this oldie-but-goodie:

Well, we all know where this is going, right? Yes, technically the 1812 Overture is a concert overture and not a tone poem, but my blog and my rules, so here it is. This has never been a favorite work of mine — it’s way too repetitive and takes far to long to reach the payoff that everybody knows is coming, but I will admit that when you do finally get there, the effect can be unbelievably thrilling.

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1 Response to Tone Poem Tuesday

  1. Roger Owen Green says:

    I like it more than you, perhaps because it was one of the first two pieces of classical music I could identify, along with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 2nd movement.

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