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TCHAIKOVSKY: Ballet Suites (Transcriptions for Piano 4 Hands)

It is astonishing to recall that five years after the première of Swan Lake, one of the greatest of all Russian ballets, and of Tchaikovsky’s three full-length ballets the one with the greatest number of memorable tunes, the composer wrote to his editor: “To save this music from sinking into oblivion, I would like to make it into a concert suite modelled on Delibes… published both as a symphonic score and as a transcription for four hands.” The original transcription by the pianist Eduard Langer is heard on this recording with piano duet versions of concert suites from The Sleeping Beauty, commissioned from Rachmaninov and Ziloti, though later corrected by the composer himself, and from The Nutcracker, transcribed by Stepan Esipoff.


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Rachmaninov, Sergey, arranger(s)

  The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a (arr. S. Rachmaninov for 2 pianos)
1.   Play with flash player I. Introduction - The Lilac Fairy 00:04:43
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio - Pas d'action 00:05:30
3.   Play with flash player III. Characteristic Dance 00:02:11
4.   Play with flash player IV. Panorama 00:03:33
5.   Play with flash player V. Waltz 00:03:58

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Langer, Edouard, arranger(s)

  Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a (arr. for 2 pianos)
6.   Play with flash player I. Scene 00:02:48
7.   Play with flash player II. Waltz 00:06:25
8.   Play with flash player III. Dance of the Swans 00:01:36
9.   Play with flash player IV. Scene 00:05:17
10.   Play with flash player V. Hungarian Dance, "Csardas" 00:02:14
11.   Play with flash player VI. Scene 00:04:23

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Esipoff, Stepan, arranger(s)

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (arr. for 2 pianos)
12.   Play with flash player I. Overture 00:03:10
13.   Play with flash player II. March 00:02:18
14.   Play with flash player III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies 00:02:00
15.   Play with flash player IV. Russian Dance, "Trepak" 00:01:09
16.   Play with flash player V. Arab Dance 00:02:58
17.   Play with flash player VI. Chinese Dance 00:01:04
18.   Play with flash player VII. Dance of the Reeds 00:02:16
19.   Play with flash player VIII. Waltz of the Flowers 00:05:39

Total Playing Time: 01:03:12






Composer(s):
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Arranger(s):
Esipoff, Stepan; Langer, Edouard; Rachmaninov, Sergey

Ensemble(s):
Aurora Duo

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570418

Barcode: 0747313041879

Release Date: 01/2008

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