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Thread #45426   Message #673853
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
22-Mar-02 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: german marches
Subject: RE: german marches
Big John,

part of my letter was destroyed when sent.
Nr 8 on your list was composed by Beethoven as Zapfenstreichmarsch (Tattoo March) Nr 1, a typical "Turkish March" of the time. First he dedicated it to Napoleon I, later on he changed his mind and dedicated it to General Yorck von Wartenburg, reformer of the Prussian Army and one of the heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
Correction in my former post: greatings should read greetings.

Wilfried