P. Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Here’s a little change of pace. It always helps to shake  things up a little. I have no expirience in listening to classical music but while trying to change that, this is one of the first things that really caught my eye (ear?). It’s grand, it’s moving, it’s making you feel powerful, in a serious way that nothing in popular music can match. Well, like in any other post here I’m just sharing the things I like, try it if you haven’t already. There is no life without music.

What I gather ‘Marche Slave’ is a french title, so it isn’t about slaves (what the American Film Academy would probably love) but Slavs, a fine group that I happen to be part of. Yet still, on a serious note, (according to wiki) it was written to support Serbs (fellow Slavs) fighting with Turks a long time ago. Now, in a day when there is a lot of trouble between Russia and Ukraine I won’t try to get polical here, rather I’d be happy to point out that regardless of its’ orgins great art is always international by nature, it shouldn’t be judged by local, national measures and fianlly can’t be brought down to the level of politics and disputes. Long live the Russian art, forget the political leaders.


One comment on “P. Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave in B-flat minor, Op. 31

  1. Pat(ricia) says:

    Being of Salvic descent myself, I agree – art should be appreciated for itself – with due acknowledgement to its source and historical, social context, in order to better understand it perhaps, but wonderful “classical” pieces – art – outlive their own birth and death by still moving us years later.

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