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Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' left out of July 4th celebrations amid Russian attacks in Ukraine

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” ⁠— which celebrates Russia’s victory against Napoleon ⁠— has been a staple of Fourth of July celebrations for decades. But some ensembles are leaving it off the setlist this year amidst Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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