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Can you name this piece? Here's a hint: Same date as “The Second War of American Independence”

After the French Revolution, Napoleon abandoned all that old “Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood” talk and began looking out for himself. After an attempt on his life, he declared himself emperor and set out to conquer a fair bit of Europe. It wasn’t until he hit Russia that he began to have real problems. Napoleon’s 1812 defeat in Russia marked the beginning of the end, and in 1814 he abdicated the throne and was exiled to the island of Elba. He made a brief comeback, but was defeated at Waterloo, and sent to another island, where this time, he managed to stay put.

Music Heard On This Episode

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Saint Louis Symphony Orch — The Best of Tchaikovsky (Telarc, 2000)
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Saint Louis Symphony Orch — The Best of Tchaikovsky (Telarc, 2000)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Well Tempered Clavier Book II: Prelude and Fugue in D
Jarret, Keith — Goldberg Variations (ECM Records, 2000)
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Copland, Aaron: Lincoln Portrait
Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony Orchestra — Portraits of Freedom: Music of Copland and Roy Harris (Delos Records, 1994)
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Crawford Seeger, Ruth: String Quartet: I. Rubato Assai, II. Leggiero
Pacifica Quartet — Declarations: Music Between the Wars (Cedille, 2006)
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Tosh, Peter: Get Up, Stand Up
The Wailers — Equal Rights (Sony Legacy, 2011)
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Ravel, Maurice: Piano Concerto in D (For the Left Hand)
Alicia De Laroccha, Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra — Maurice Ravel: Piano Concertos (RCA, 1993)
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Monteverdi, Claudio: Cruel Amaryllis, O Mirtillo
Rooley, The Consort of Musicke — Monteverdi: Madrigals (Oiseau Lyre, 1997)
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Glass, Philip: Satyagraha- Act III Finale
Bowyer, Kevin — Music for Organ (Nimbus Records, 2001)
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Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in e minor, op. 64, III. Allegretto non troppo
Jascha Heifetz, Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra — Violin Concertos (RCA, 1998)
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Berlin, Irving: Anything You Can Do
Peters, Bernadette; Wopat, Tom — Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Broadway Revival Cast) (Angel Recordings, 1999)
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Schoenberg, Arnold: Variations for Orchestra Op. 31, Finale
Craft, Robert, Philharmonia Orchestra — Serenade; Variations, Op. 31; Bach Orchestrations (Naxos, 2006)
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Tchaikovsy, Piotr Ilyich: 1812 Overture
Barenboim, Daniel, Chicago Symphony Orchestra — 1812 Overture; Capriccio Italien; Romeo & Juliet; Francesca da Rimini (Deutsche Gramophone, 1995)
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Diehl, Paula: Right of Way
Stankovsky, Robert, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra — MMC New Century, Vol. 9 (MMC Records, 2003)
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DiMucci, Dion: Abraham, Martin and John
Charles, Ray — Message from the People (Concord Records, 1972)
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