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Composer of the month

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Hear how to pronounce Tchaikovsky’s name.

The Nutcracker – Trepak

The Nutcracker – The Dance
of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Flowers

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1
with Evgeny  Kissin

Swan Lake Suite

Symphony #2, which opens with a
horn solo of a Russian folk song.

1812 Overture – listen for the cannons!

Russian Music


Pictures at an Exhibition
by Modest Mussorgsky

Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Symphony #5, last movement
by Dmitri Shostakovich

Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto #4,
played by Josef Hofmann

Russian Folk Music on a Balalaika

Russian Folk Instruments


(Ruslan and Lyudmila and the 1812 Overture are above.)

Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Mendelssohn

An interesting arrangement for two pianos, four pianists: Mendelssohn for Eight Hands: Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Tell Overture
by Rossini
(See November issue for more on Rossini)

Overture to Carmen
by Bizet

Overture to Egmont
by Beethoven

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
by Mozart

The Celeste


Listen to the mystical sound of the celeste in this section of Holst’s The Planets

The delicate sound of the celeste in The Nutcracker’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

About the celeste

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter
by John Williams