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

Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F Major - Allegretto

The Dance No. 3 in F Major - Allegretto of Johannes Brahms has a light and elegant main theme, which is presented by the oboes. It is followed by a brief darker section for the remaining wind instruments.

On the contrary, the middle section is dynamic and glamorous played by the whole orchestra and the cymbals.

The performance of this dance on the piano also highlights Johannes Brahms's love of Hungarian music and the elegant character of this composition: