Composer of the month
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto #1, performed by Martha Argerich.
The Nutcracker, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” performed by Nina Kaptsova and the Bolshoi Ballet.
1812 Overture which is famous for including cannon fire in the music (listen at 12:20 for it), performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Waltz” from Sleeping Beauty performed by Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra
Romeo and Juliet “Fantasy Overture” performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Romance in F Minor, Op. 5, performed on piano by Sviatoslav Richter
Celesta or Celeste
Kelly Zuercher, keyboardist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, demonstrates how the celesta sounds and works.
Listen to the mystical sound in “Neptune” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.