Yes I know it is 2010, however in 1882 on this very day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky unveiled his new composition Торжественная увертюра «1812 год» at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

You know him better as Peter and the piece as the 1812 Overture.

Part 1

Part 2

But hang on say my loyal readers. That’s too straight laced for a Friday post at 5pm. Of course it was used in V for Vendetta as the Palace of Wesminster gets destroyed (but I can’t embed).

So instead of the field guns how about some Muppet explosions.

Or Yosemite Sam taking the pot shots at Daffy Duck.

Or Ken Russell’s take on the theme from the 1970 film The Music Lovers.

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