Tschaikovsky - 1812 Overture, op. 49

Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 expresses Russia's nationalist spirit for the Russians' magnificent victory over Napoleon. In 1880, when he was writing the charming Serenade for Strings, Tchaikovsky undertook to compose a "ceremonial introduction" for an exhibition of industrial art in Moscow. As a theme of his introduction he chose Napoleon's Russia Campaign, which ended with the great victory of the Russian Army. At first the composer intended the introduction to be for outdoor performance and felt that it should be "very loud and noisy". Since then the introduction has become his most famous and most popular concert work. The "1812 Overture" is in fact an introduction to a concerto, in other words is a stand-alone work of orchestral music and not an introduction to opera or a more extensive work. The play describes the invasion of Russia by Napoleon's troops in 1812 and their retreat and defeat in the winter of the same year. Despite

Liszt - Liebestraum No.3 in A-flat Major

Liszt composed three songs called Liebestraume (Dreams of Love). He transcribed them for piano in 1850, describing them as "nocturnes", in the manner and style of Chopin

This third Liebestraume is one of the most beloved romantic compositions for solo piano.

This famous pianistic composition begins with a flowing melody played on the substrate of a cellar accompanying grab of the left hand. After a repetition, the melody is driven to a more fervent escalation and follows a part with wonderful flow.

The original melody reappears and its last fleeting notes bode well for the fond memory of a wonderful dream.




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