Swan Lake, Op. 20, is a ballet composed in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time.---- The scenario (initially in two acts) was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales and tells the story of ODETTE, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse 😉

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1. Scene (Act II, n ° 10)
2. Waltz (Act I, n ° 2)
3. Dance of the little swans (Act II, n ° 13)
4. Scene (Act II, n ° 14)
5. Hungarian dance (Act III, n ° 20)
6. Scene (Act IV, n ° 28-29)
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Zizounai is back!!! and glad to show you the dance of the little swans 😊

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A youngish Tchaikovsky sporting a massive fur coat, 1867
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Thank you VERY much, KNITKNOT!! 😋
"Youngish" (= 27y)... very interesting (I LOVE the not very well known pic), but the poor Tchaïko did not live soooo long: 53 years!... 😉

La Folia (madness) sonata n°12 in D minor, is one of the Vivaldi's twelve 'Trio Sonatas' Op. 1 (1703), the earliest and oldest compositions known and preserved of his work 😉

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That's conducting!! 🤩 (Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord/direction 🥰)

This was in 1993, the conductor was Seiji Ozawa

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GREAT thanks (!) for your good contribution, icebros! 😋
Best cello and violin players in the world collaborate very well 🤩
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Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904)---- Humoresque n° 7 in G-flat Major, Op. 101 😉
Another version that also has its charm:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15, by Robert Schumann, is a set of thirteen pieces of music for piano written in 1838---- Movement No. 7 of the work, TRÄUMEREI, is one of Schumann's best known pieces 😉

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Howard SHORE (1946 -...) is a Canadian composer and conductor noted for his film scores. He won THREE Academy Awards for his work on The Lord of the Rings 😉

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Happy 350th birthday to Venetian composer Tomaso Albinoni! Listen to some oboe concertos to celebrate!
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Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (8 JUNE 1671 – 17 January 1751) was an Italian BAROQUE composer 😘
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To celebrate:
OBOE CONCERTO Op. 9 n°2 in D minor:

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Thank you (!) for your (portrait) participation, KNITKNOT! 😉

Stravinsky : Fantaisie sur Petrouchka par Alexander Boldachev, extrait du concert enregistré en public au studio 106 de la Maison de la radio, le 5 novembre 2016 à 14h

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Quality video! Thank you so much for posting, KNITKNOT! 😋
Difficult music, but it is a good 'impromptu' on (from) the 1911 ballet Petrouchka of the great Stravinsky (1882 - 1971).

The Bergamasque Suite is a piano suite often considered as the BEST piano composition of Debussy's youth. ------ It was published in June 1905 and has four movements: -- 1.Prelude -- 2.Minuet -- 3.MOONLIGHT -- 4.Passepied 😉

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String quintet with two cellos in E major opus 11 n° 5 (G.275), dated 1771, is dedicated to Don Luis, prince of the House of Bourbon.---- Published in Paris in 1775.

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The symphony was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893, while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America (from 1892 to 1895).----- It premiered in New York City on 16 December 1893.

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Born in the Himmelpfortgrund suburb of Vienna, Schubert showed uncommon gifts for music from an early age. His father gave him his first violin lessons and his elder brother gave him piano lessons, but Schubert soon exceeded their abilities.--- In 1808, at the age of eleven, he became a pupil at the Stadtkonvikt school, where he became acquainted with the orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven 😉

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Michael Giacchino is an American musician and composer of music for films ( Mission: Impossible, Jurassic Park, Star Trek...) 😉

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The Polovetsian Dances form an exotic scene at the end of act 2 of Alexander Borodin's opera PRINCE IGOR, an opera in four acts (with a prologue)---- Alexander Borodin adapted the libretto from the Ancient Russian epic 'The Lay of Igor's Host', which recounts the campaign of Rus' prince Igor Svyatoslavich against the invading Cuman ('Polovtsian') tribes in 1185 😉

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Difficult to believe these kids are not professional musicians 😳

At two separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' --- First in 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21) --- Later, in 1842, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) --- The incidental music includes the famous Wedding March 😉

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William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt's 1935 movie, casting Mickey Rooney as Puck 😉:

Thanks for the harp, Lego!
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Funny one! Thank you, KNITKNOT! 😊

The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, Op. 49, is a concert overture written in 1880 to commemorate the successful Russian defense against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812 😉 ------ Direction: Sir Antonio PAPPANO (1959 - ....) 😍, made Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Republic of Italy.

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The (tolerant) LOVE in the public still grows this great Work 🥰. (It changes from the usual coughing...😖)
And my TIP: watch and listen until the end, you will be (pleasantly) surprised!! 😲😻

The Concierto de Aranjuez attempts to transport the listener to another place and time through the evocation of the sounds of nature 😉

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The 'first laureate' who wins the world-famous QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL Grand Prix subsequently received NUMEROUS concert proposals! ---- Yesterday, after 3 weeks of competition, the WINNER was announced: the young Frenchman Jonathan FOURNEL 😉 -- The first round (auditions) took place (Flagey, Brussels) on May 9, 2022 😅

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Palmares :
1st: Jonathan Fournel, France, 27 years old
(28 years old next October 2, 2021)

2nd: Sergei Redkin, Russia, 29 years old.

3rd: Keigo Mukawa, Japan, 28 years old.

4th: Tomoki Sakata, Japan, 27 years old.

5th t: Vitaly Starikov, Russia, 26 years old.

6th: Dmitry Sin, Russia, 26 years old.

FOURNEL: a formidable musician, complete, with very mastered technique and also extremely sensitive playing, who provided real moments of concert.
So it's obvious to see him come first.
The rest of the list is expected and balanced.

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Jonathan Fournel playing CHOPIN, Scherzo n ° 3 Op.39, four years ago:

Liszt Ferencz was a Hungarian composer (Romantic era) 😉 -- Khatia Buniatishvili (1987-...) is a Georgian concert pianist 😍 -- 'Dreams of Love' n° 3 in A-flat major is requiring dexterous finger work and a very high degree of technical ability 😉

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