Haiku: Revolution 1

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Overtures are made
Napoleon’s hundred days
How the world was turned

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840-1893

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Tchaikovsky, born today in 1840, remains one of my favourite composers, who embodied Russia and his times.

My particular favourite is his Serenade for Strings in C major from 1880, actually the first piece of music I ever heard on CD.