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100-day Challenge

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Composer of the month

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(1840-1893)

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

(1782-1840)

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.