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today’s holiday: Tonga Emancipation Day June 4


Tonga Emancipation Day

June 4 is a national holiday in the Kingdom of Tonga, celebrating its full independence from Britain. On June 4, 1863, King George Tupuo I abolished the system of serfdom in the island nation of Tonga. The historic occasion is remembered on Emancipation Day, which is celebrated just after the conclusion of the annual three-day Ha’apai Festival. The Ha’apai Festival begins on Tonga’s outer islands and ends on Lifuka Island on June 4th. Both the festival and Emancipation Day are marked with feasts and dancing. More… Discuss

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Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov – The Invisible City of Kitezh , great compositions/performances


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Classic 100 concerto (ABC)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

During 2007, the Australian radio station ABC Classic FM held a Classic 100 concerto countdown.[1]

The works in the countdown were selected by votes cast by listeners to the station.

The broadcasting of the results of the countdown began on 27 October 2007[2] and concluded on 31 October 2007.[3] The concert featuring the final five works was broadcast live from the Hamer Hall in Melbourne, and featured the Australian Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.[4]

Countdown results

The results of the countdown are as follows:

Rank Composer Work Key Instrument Opus Completed
100 Vivaldi Concerto for Two Mandolins G major Mandolin RV 532  
99 Carl Vine Piano Concerto   Piano    
98 Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto F minor Tuba   1954
97 Telemann Viola Concerto G major Viola TWV 51:G9  
96 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 C minor Piano Op.35 1933
95 Mozart Bassoon Concerto B-flat major Bassoon K 191 1774
94 Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 The Egyptian F major Piano Op.103 1896
93 Giuliani Concerto for Guitar and Strings No. 1   Guitar and strings Op.30  
92 Ross Edwards Oboe Concerto   Oboe   2002
91 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F major Various BWV 1046 1721
90 Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets C major Trumpet RV 537  
89 Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 E-flat major Piano S 124 1849
88 Korngold Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.35 1945
87 Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 D major Cello Hob.VIIb:2 1783
86 Glazunov Saxophone Concerto E-flat major Saxophone Op.109 1934
85 J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 D minor Harpsichord BWV 1052  
84 Bruch Scottish Fantasy E-flat major Violin Op.46 1880
83 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat major Various BWV 1051 1721
82 Mozart Oboe Concerto C major Oboe K 314 1777
81 Telemann Concerto for Flute, Oboe d’amore and Viola d’amore   Flute, Oboe and Viola    
80 Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 D major Horn K 412 1791
79 J.S. Bach Violin Concerto E major Violin BWV 1042  
78 Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor Violin Op.77 1948
77 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 C major Piano Op.26 1921
76 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 E-flat major Piano K 271 1777
75 Vivaldi Lute Concerto D major Lute RV 93  
74 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 E-flat major Cello Op.107 1959
73 Hummel Piano Concerto No. 2 A minor Piano Op.85 1816
72 Berg Violin Concerto   Violin   1935
71 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 F major Various BWV 1047 1721
70 Vivaldi Flute Concerto ‘Il gardellino’ D major Flute RV 428  
69 Marcello Oboe Concerto D minor Oboe    
68 Barber Violin Concerto   Violin Op.14 1939
67 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending   Violin   1914
66 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 G major Piano Op.44 1880
65 Rieding Violin Concerto B minor Violin Op.35  
64 Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini A minor Piano Op.43 1934
63 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 E-flat major Piano K 482 1785
62 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 C major Piano Op.15 1797
61 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 G major Various BWV 1049 1721
60 Handel Harp Concerto B-flat major Harp HWV 294 1736
59 J.S. Bach Concerto for Oboe and Violin C minor Oboe and violin BWV 1060R  
58 Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 G minor Piano Op.22 1868
57 Litolff Concerto Symphonique No. 4   Piano Op.102  
56 Ross Edwards Violin Concerto Maninyas   Violin   1988
55 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 G major Violin K 216 1775
54 Bartók Concerto for Orchestra   Orchestra BB 123 1943
53 Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 F minor Clarinet Op.73 1811
52 Hummel Trumpet Concerto E-flat major Trumpet S 49 1803
51 Gershwin Piano Concerto F major Piano   1925
50 Davies Piano Concerto No.1 Mennonite   Piano   1975
49 Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello A minor Violin and cello Op.102 1887
48 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 B-flat major Piano K 595 1791
47 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue   Piano   1924
46 Addinsell Warsaw Concerto   Piano   1941
45 Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 D major Violin Op.6 1818
44 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante E-flat major Violin and Viola K 364 1779
43 Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 C major Cello Hob.VIIb:1 1765
42 Glass Violin Concerto   Violin   1987
41 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 F major Piano Op.102 1957
40 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 C minor Piano K 491 1786
39 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Summer G minor Violin RV 315 1723
38 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Winter F minor Violin RV 297 1723
37 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 C minor Piano Op.37 1800
36 Albinoni Oboe Concerto D minor Oboe Op.9 No.2 1722
35 Elgar Violin Concerto B minor Violin Op.61 1910
34 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 F minor Piano Op.21 1830
33 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Spring E major Violin RV 269 1723
32 Sean O’Boyle & William Barton Concerto for didgeridoo   Didgeridoo    
31 Schumann Piano Concerto A minor Piano Op.54 1845
30 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 D major Various BWV 1050 1721
29 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 D minor Piano K 466 1786
28 Ravel Piano Concerto G major Piano   1931
27 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 A major Piano K 488 1786
26 Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 E-flat major Horn K 495 1786
25 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 G major Various BWV 1048 1721
24 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 D minor Piano Op.15 1858
23 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 E minor Piano Op.11 1830
22 Haydn Trumpet Concerto E-flat major Trumpet Hob.VIIe:1 1796
21 Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp C major Flute and Harp K 299 1778
20 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 B-flat major Piano Op.83 1881
19 Beethoven Triple Concerto C major Violin, Cello, and Piano Op.56 1803
18 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.35 1878
17 Brahms Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.77 1878
16 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 G major Piano Op.58 1806
15 Sibelius Violin Concerto D minor Violin Op.47 1904
14 Dvořák Cello Concerto B minor Cello Op.104 1895
13 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 C major Piano K 467 1785
12 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E minor Violin Op.64 1844
11 Grieg Piano Concerto A minor Piano Op.16 1868
10 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 D minor Piano Op.30 1909
9 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 B-flat minor Piano Op.23 1875
8 J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins D minor Violin BWV 1043 1731
7 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez   Guitar   1939
6 Mozart Clarinet Concerto A major Clarinet K 622 1791
5 Elgar Cello Concerto E minor Cello Op.85 1919
4 Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 G minor Violin Op.26 1866
3 Beethoven Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.61 1806
2 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 C minor Piano Op.18 1901
1 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Concerto E-flat major Piano Op.73 1811

By composer

The following 45 composers were featured in the countdown:

Composer Nationality Works in countdown
Richard Addinsell British 1
Tomaso Albinoni Italian 1
Johann Sebastian Bach German 10
Samuel Barber American 1
Béla Bartók Hungarian 1
Ludwig van Beethoven German 6
Alban Berg Austrian 1
Johannes Brahms German 4
Max Bruch German 2
Frédéric Chopin Polish 2
Victor Davies Canadian 1
Antonín Dvořák Czech 1
Ross Edwards Australian 1
Edward Elgar British 2
George Gershwin American 1
Mauro Giuliani Italian 1
Philip Glass American 1
Alexander Glazunov Russian 1
Edvard Grieg Norwegian 1
George Frideric Handel German-British 1
Joseph Haydn Austrian 3
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Austrian 1
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Austro-Hungarian 1
Franz Liszt Hungarian 1
Henry Litolff British 1
Alessandro Marcello Italian 1
Felix Mendelssohn German 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart German 15
Sean O’Boyle Australian 1
Niccolò Paganini Italian 1
Sergei Prokofiev Russian 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian 3
Maurice Ravel French 1
Oskar Rieding German 1
Joaquín Rodrigo Spanish 1
Camille Saint-Saëns French 2
Robert Schuman German 1
Dmitri Shostakovich Russian 4
Jean Sibelius Finnish 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian 3
Georg Philipp Telemann German 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams British 2
Carl Vine Australian 1
Antonio Vivaldi Italian 7
Carl Maria von Weber German 1