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Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Temirkanov, conductor, great compositions/performances

Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”, Op. 61 (FULL)

Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana“, Op. 61 (FULL)

Published on Apr 29, 2014

The Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61, more commonly known as Mozartiana, is an orchestral suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, written in 1887 as a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the 100th anniversary of that composer’s opera Don Giovanni. Because this suite consists of four orchestrations of piano pieces by (or in one case, based on) Mozart, Tchaikovsky did not number this suite with his previous three suites for orchestra. Instead, he considered it a separate work entitled Mozartiana. Nevertheless, it is usually counted as No. 4 of his orchestral suites.

Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere himself, in Moscow in November 1887. It was the only one of his suites he conducted, and only the second at whose premiere he was present.

Pyotr Iliyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 — November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide-ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.

Born into a middle-class family, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant, despite his obvious musical precocity. He pursued a musical career against the wishes of his family, entering the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1862 and graduating in 1865. This formal, Western-oriented training set him apart from the contemporary nationalistic movement embodied by the influential group of young Russian composers known as The Five, with whom Tchaikovsky’s professional relationship was mixed.
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Svetlanov conducts Tchaikovsky – Capriccio italien, Op. 45: great compositions/performances

Svetlanov conducts Tchaikovsky – Capriccio italien, Op. 45

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


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


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – 28 No. 13 Danses des cygnes g – Coda (Allegro vivace)

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