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Tchaikovsky's Seasons

03/26/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

pianist Vassily Primakov
Vassily Primakov's recent recording of Tchaikovsky's 12 evocative piano pieces, one per month, The Seasons.  


We'll also listen to a ballet written for the Ballets Russes, Stravinsky's Petrouchka, and a loving spoof of the Ballets Russes, Arnold Bax's The Truth About the Russian Dancers.




Piano Sonata #14 in c, K 457
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Maria Joao Pires, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Klaviersonaten KV 331 & 457; Fantasien KV 397 & 475 - Maria Joao Pires
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429739


Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
CD/Album: Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Le Sacre du Printemps
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435769


The Seasons, Op. 37
Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Soloists: Vassily Primakov, piano
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky - Vassily Primakov, piano
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9283


Rienzi: Overture
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
CD/Album: Wagner: Orchestermusik/Musique d'Orchestre
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54583


Trio Sonata #4 in G, BWV 1039
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: James Galway, flute ; Jeanne Galway, flute ; Phillip Moll, harpsichord ; Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba
CD/Album: James Galway: Bach Vol. 2
Record co./Cat #: RCA 68182


Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in Eb, Op. 44
Composer: Louise Farrenc
Soloists: Romain Guyot, clarinet ; Francois Salque, cello ; Brigitte Engerer, piano
CD/Album: Farrenc: Musique de chamber / Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Naive 5033


The Plow That Broke The Plains (Suite)
Composer: Virgil Thomson
Ensemble: LA Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Virgil Thomson: Music for Film, 'The River' & 'Plow That Broke the Plains'
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47715


Brightest and Best
Composer: Trad. Appalachian
(arr. by Peter Amidon)
Ensemble: Social Band
Conductor: Amity Baker
CD/Album: Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter's Heart
Record co./Cat #: www.socialband.org 2009


The Truth About the Russian Dancers
Composer: Arnold Bax
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
CD/Album: Bax: Orchestral Works, Volume 9
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 10457


Suite #2 for Military Band: Fantasia On The "Dargason"
Composer: Gustav Holst
Ensemble: Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
CD/Album: Holst/Handel/Bach
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80038
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