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Great Compositions/Performances: Tchaikovsky-Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher op. 42 no. 1 (Orchestrated by A. Glazunov)

Isaac Stern: violin-National Symphony Orchestra-Mstislav Rostropovich: conductor-1977

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Concert of POPV – Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Premogovnik Velenje, 8.12.2012
Conductor: Matjaž Emeršič
Soloist: Davorin Dolinšek

Leroy Anderson: Concert for Piano and Orchestra in C major
Allegro Moderato [Cadenza I: at 7’39”]
Andante-Allegretto (starts at 8’35”)
Allegro Vivo (starts at 14’16”) [Cadenza II: at 18’40”]

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonín Dvořák – Czech Suite in D major, B. 93, Op. 39 – II. Polka

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Antoni Wit. Paint, A Village In Winter by Adrianus Eversen


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Make Music Part of Your Life: P. I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 (Fedoseyev)

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySymphony No. 3 [“Polish”] in D major, Op. 29 (1875)
1. Introduzione e Allegro
2. Alla tedesca. Allegro moderato e semplice
3. Andante elegiaco
4. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
5. Finale. Allegro con fuoco

Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991

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Make Music Part of Your Life -Series: Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov – Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 1

Nikolaj Rimski-KorsakovSymphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 1

Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra


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Classical Music Mix – Best Classical Pieces Part I (1/2)

Classical Music Mix – Best Classical Pieces Part I (1/2)

A mix with some of the best classical pieces in the world.

Compositions name list:

00:01 – Albinoni – Adagio in g minor
10:44 – Pachelbel – Canon in D major
16:55 – Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
22:59 – Carlos GardelPor una cabeza
30:03 – Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz no 2
33:52 – Eugen Doga – Grammofon
36:20 – Gheorghe Zamfir – The Lonely Shepherd
40:40 – Johann Strauss IIVienna Blood Waltz
47:46 – Johann Strauss II – Voices of Spring Waltz
53:31 – Juventino Rosas – Over the Waves Waltz
59:20 – Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca
1:02:57 – Mozart – Symphony 40 No 1
1:09:16 – Mozart – Lacrimosa
1:12:36 – Nino Rota – Vito’s Waltz
1:15:28 – Nobuo Uematsu – Dance With the Balamb-Fish
1:19:08 – Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
1:23:47 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz
1:30:41 – Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
1:37:05 – Mozart – Serenade No 13


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Great Compositions/Performances: Yo-Yo Ma: Tchaikovsky “Andante Cantabile” (live)

Great Compositions/Performances:  Yo-Yo Ma: Tchaikovsky “Andante Cantabile” (live)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra‘s opening night gala concert, October 2005. Sir Andrew Davis, conductor


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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) – “Dubinuschka”, op. 62.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) – “Dubinuschka”, op. 62.

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet


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GREAT COMPOSERS/COMPOSITIONS: N. Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite: Part I

The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite from the Opera
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
I. Tsar’s Departure and Farewell

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

File:Swan princess.jpgThe lengthy full title of both the opera and the poem is The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan.

Note: The name “Saltan” is often erroneously rendered “Sultan”. Likewise, another mistranslation of the Russian title found in English makes this a “legend” rather than simply a “tale” or “fairytale”.

Head of a man with dark greying hair, glasses and a long beardNikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov 

(Russian: Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков; Russian pronunciation: [nʲɪkəˌlaj ˌrʲim.skʲɪj ˈkorsəkəf]; 18 March [O.S. 6 March] 1844[a 1] – 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.[a 2] He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas.Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.


Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of classical music. This style employed Russian folk song and lore along with exotic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism, and eschewed traditional Western compositional methods. However, Rimsky-Korsakov appreciated Western musical techniques after he became a professor of musical composition, harmony and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1871. He undertook a rigorous three-year program of self-education and became a master of Western methods, incorporating them alongside the influences of Mikhail Glinka and fellow members of The Five. His techniques of composition and orchestration were further enriched by his exposure to the works of Richard Wagner.

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Tchaikovsky Suite No.4 ‘Mozartiana’

Suite No.4 in G major Op.61 ’Mozartiana

1 Gigue
2 Menuet
3 Preghiera
4 Theme and Variations

The Philharmonia Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas


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Alexandr Glazunov – Oriental Rhapsody for Orchestra in G major, Op. 29, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Antonio de Almeida

Alexandr Glazunov – Oriental Rhapsody for Orchestra in G major, Op. 29, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Antonio de Almeida


The highly-skilled Glazunov had as his primary weakness that he did not fully synthesize his many influences – Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner, and Brahms – and hence remained a derivative rather than original composer. Here, he is in Rimsky-Korakov territory, reveling in the opportunities for exoticism afforded by Russia’s 19th Century expansion into neighboring Turkic and Mongol territories. At the time he wrote this piece, the genre was still fresh, and the result is a sparkling and piece fit to be a companion to the more famous such pieces of the time. The music is in the same exciting vein as that of Rimsky and Borodin. ~ Joseph Stevenson, Rovi

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/oriental-rhapsody-for-orchestra-in-g-major-op-29#ixzz2pklK3jzJ


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Schumann, Albumblatt op. 124 Nr. 16 (Schlummerlied), Wolfgang Weller 2012.

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Albumblätter op. 124 Nr. 16 “Schlummerlied”
Wolfgang Weller

Tempo Giusto

This recording is part of the ongoing Schumann-Project:


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Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite – Russian Dance Trepak

The Russian Dance from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Suite. This is probably not only my favourite of all the movements, and I hope you’ll enjoy it!


Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite – 7 ‘Reed Flutes’ * Volker Hartung & Cologne New Philharmonic

Peter Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite op.71a is brilliantly performed by the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Volker Hartung. Filmed during their annual concerts in Hamburg and Wuppertal, Germany in February 2009 in amazing picture and sound quality, the sound was recorded live by Holger Siedler during their concert at Laeisz-Halle Hamburg, on sunday morning, February 1st 2009.


Igor Zhukov plays Tchaikovsky “Christmas”

Igor Zhukov plays TchaikovskyChristmas


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Man of Glass

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Man of Glass full documentary herehttp://www.medici.tv/#!/pyotr-ilyich-…

Documentary Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Man of Glass
Around the Serenade for Strings in C Major Opus 48

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky composer
I Musici de Montréal 
Yuli Turovsky conductor 

Documentary produced in 2000 and available in the http://www.medici.tv’s catalogue available on subscription. 


Peter Illich Tschaikowsky, Serenade for Strings, op. 48

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
Philip Greenberg, Dirigent
Aufgenommen im Mozarteum, Salzburg
Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky (1840-1893)
Serenade für Streicher, op. 48

Bavarian Chamber Orchestra
Philip Greenberg, Conductor
Performed live in the Mozarteum, Salzburg
Peter Illich Tschaikowsky (1840-1893)
Serenade for Strings, op. 48


Fabulous Compositions: Aram Khachaturian – Spartacus – Adagio

Aram KhachaturianSpartacusAdagio
Performed by Vienna Philharmonic


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Wiener Philharmoniker Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan


Vasily Kalinnikov : Symphony No. 1 in G minor

Vasily Kalinnikov : Symphony No. 1 in G minor
Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov (Conductor)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

(Rec.1945) Public Domain


Chopin Trio Op.8 Tchekoratova/Penchev/Tanev at Bulgaria Hall

Fryderyk Chopin Trio Op.8 in G minor
Tchekoratova/Penchev/Tanev at Bulgaria Hall 
1:Allegro con fuoco 2:Scherzo 3:Adagio 4:Finale

From the Concert “Romance for 3″
Sofia Philharmonic & Quarto Quartet present:
30 April 2013 at Bulgaria Concert Hall
Ivan Penchev – violin, Lora Tchekoratova – piano & Christo Tanev – cello 
Chopin – Piano Trio in G minor, Op.8 & TchaikovskyPiano Trio in A minor (“In Memory of a Great Artist”), Op.50
A project of Quarto Quartet (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quarto… )


Yo-Yo Ma Plays Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile for Cello Solo and String Orchestra, Op. Posthumous

Cello: Yo-Yo Ma


The Flight of the Bumblebee. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Juan Pablo Martinez Sierra, cello

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
El vuelo del Moscardón / Hummelflug / Le Vol du Bourdon
From the Opera “The Tale of Tsar Saltan“.

Juan Pablo Martínez Sierra, cello / violoncelle
Rodolfo Saglimbeni, conductor / chef d’orchestre
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia

Arr. for Cello and strings Juan P. Martínez


Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Op. 20, Act IV No. 29, Scene finale

TchaikovskySwan Lake Op. 20, Act IV No. 29, Scene finale

Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony Orchestra


Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op.17 “Little Russian”

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2Little Russian“Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraBernard Haitink

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 
 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 was composed in 1872. One of Tchaikovsky’s joyful compositions, it was successful right from its premiere and also won the favor of the group of nationalistic Russian composers known as “The Five“, led by Mily Balakirev. Because Tchaikovsky used three Ukrainian folk songs to great effect in this work, it was nicknamed the “Little Russian” (Russian: Малороссийская, Malorossiyskaya) by Nikolay Kashkin, a friend of the composer as well as a well-known musical critic of Moscow.[1] Ukraine was at that time frequently called “Little Russia“.
  1. Andante sostenuto — Allegro vivo (C minor).
    A solo horn playing a Ukrainian variant of “Down by Mother Volga” sets the atmosphere for this movement. Tchaikovsky reintroduces this song in the development section, and the horn sings it once more at the movement’s conclusion. The rather vigorous second subject utilises a melody which would also be used subsequently by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in his Russian Easter Festival Overture. The end of the exposition, in the relative E-flat major, leads straight into the development, in which material from both themes is heard. A long pedal note leads back to the second subject. Unusually, Tchaikovsky does not repeat the first subject theme in its entirety in this section, as is conventional, but instead uses it solely for the coda.
  2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato (E-flat major).
    This movement was originally a bridal march Tchaikovsky wrote for his unpublished opera Undine. He quotes the folk song “Spin, O My Spinner” in the central section.
  3. ScherzoAllegro molto vivace (C minor).
    Fleet and scampering, this movement does not quote an actual folk song but sounds folk song-like in its overall character. It takes the form of a da capo scherzo and trio with a coda.
  4. Finale. Moderato assai — Allegro vivo (C major).
    After a brief but expansive fanfare, Tchaikovsky quotes the folk song “The Crane”, subjecting it to an increasingly intricate and colorful variations for orchestra. A more lyrical theme from the strings provides contrast before the symphony ends in a rousing C major conclusion.

Despite its initial success, Tchaikovsky was not satisfied with the symphony. Continue reading

Franz Schubert Piano Sonatas D557, D575, D894, András Schiff

Franz Schubert Piano Sonatas D557, D575, D894

Sonata in A flat major D557 0:0012:41
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
Sonata in B major D575 12:4137:50
4. Allegro ma non troppo
5. Andante
6. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
7. Allegro giusto
Sonata in G major D894 37:50
8. Molto moderato e cantabile
9. Andante
10. Menuetto: Allegro moderato – Trio
11. Allegretto 

András Schiff Piano


Great Performances – At the Opera: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – The Kirov Ballet [YouTube: Published on Mar 7, 2012 – 3,088,451]

In this production of the best loved classical ballet ‘Swan Lake’ the naturally gifted Yulia Makhalina dances the challenging role of Odette/Odile while the part of Prince Siegfried is danced by Igor Zelensky. This classic Kirov production includes the familiar happy ending in the final act where Siegfried fights and ultimately defeats the evil magician von Rothbart and at dawn is reunited with Odette.

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Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Op. 20, Act IV No. 29, Scene finale

Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony Orchestra


P. I. Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev)

P. I. TchaikovskySerenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (1880):
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
2. Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse (10:58)
3. Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco (15:16 )
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito (24:19)

Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991


Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence

The String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70, is a string sextet scored for 2 violins, 2 violas, and 2 cellos composed in the European summer of 1890 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky dedicated the work to the St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society in response to his becoming an Honorary Member. The work, in the traditional four-movement form, was titled “Souvenir de Florence” because the composer sketched one of the work’s principal themes while visiting Florence, Italy, where he composed The Queen of Spades. The work was revised between December 1891 and January 1892, before being premiered in 1892.

1. Allegro con spirito (00:00)
2. Adagio cantabile e con moto (10:16)
3. Allegretto moderato (19:56)
4. Allegro con brio e vivace (26:11)


Tchaikovsky – Francesca da Rimini – Op. 32

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32, was composed in less than three weeks during his visit to Bayreuth in the autumn of 1876. It is dedicated to his friend and former pupil Sergei Taneyev.

In this fantasia, Tchaikovsky presents a symphonic interpretation of the tragic tale of Francesca da Rimini, a beauty who was immortalized in Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the fifth canto of Inferno, Dante the narrator meets the shade of Francesca da Rimini, a noblewoman who fell in love with the brother of her ugly husband. After the lovers were discovered and killed in revenge by the husband, they were condemned to Hell for their adulterous passions. In their damnation, the lovers are trapped together in a violent storm, whirled through the air around the second circle of Hell, never to touch the ground again. They are tormented most of all by the ineradicable memory of the joys and pleasures of the embraces they shared in life.

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Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op.13 ” Winter Dreams “

Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op.13 ” Winter Dreams ”

Piotr Ilich Ceaicovski: 1812 OvertureFamous and very spectacular performance with chorus by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Famous and very spectacular performance with chorus by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major, Op. 49,[1] popularly known as the 1812 Overture or the Overture of 1812 is an overture written by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1880 to commemorate Russia‘s defense of Moscow against Napoleon‘s advancing Grande Armée at the Battle of Borodino in 1812. The overture debuted in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on August 20 [O.S. August 8] 1882.[2] The overture is best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes, and brass fanfare finale.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_Overture)