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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Seasons (The) / Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor (Rachkovsky)

Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons is a collection of twelve piano pieces, each one representing a month of the year, from the melancholy fireside in January, through Carnival, the song of the lark, April snowdrops and the nights of May, to the wistful barcarolle of June, the cutter of hay, harvest, hunting, October autumn, the sleigh-bells of the November troika and to Christmas. These charming and ever-popular pieces offer occasional challenges to the technical proficiency of the amateurs for whom they were intended. Tchaikovsky’s Sonata in C sharp minor is an early work, whose third movement was used by the composer for the Scherzo of his First Symphony ‘Winter Daydreams’, written the following year.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b
1.   I. January: By the Fireside 00:06:09
2.   II. February: Carnival 00:02:56
3.   III. March: Song of the Lark 00:02:43
4.   IV. April: Snowdrop 00:02:30
5.   V. May: May Nights 00:04:39
6.   VI. June: Barcarolle 00:04:55
7.   VII. July: Song of the Reaper 00:01:41
8.   VIII. August: The Harvest 00:03:09
9.   IX. September: The Hunt 00:02:47
10.   X. October: Autumn Song 00:05:02
11.   XI. November: Troika 00:03:02
12.   XII. December: Christmas 00:04:30
  Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 80
13.   I. Allegro con fuoco 00:09:40
14.   II. Andante 00:05:18
15.   III. Scherzo: Allegro vivo 00:05:52
16.   IV. Allegro vivo 00:06:27

Total Playing Time: 01:11:20

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Rashkovsky, Ilya

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570787

Barcode: 0747313078776

Physical Release: 10/2008

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