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Niccolò Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 6 in D major

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

The Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 6, was composed by Niccolò Paganini in Italy, probably between 1817 and 1818. The concerto reveals that Paganini’s technical wizardry was fully developed. Contemporary audiences gasped at the extended passages of double-stop thirds, both chromatic and in harmonics. Tonality Paganini intended the Concerto to be heard in E-flat major: […]

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Jean Sibelius – Finlandia Op. 26

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

Finlandia Op. 26 is a symphonic poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The first version was written in 1899, and it was revised in 1900. The piece was composed for the Press Celebrations of 1899, a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire, as the last of seven pieces, each performed as […]

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Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste from Kuolema Op. 44 No. 1

August 8th, 2012 Comments off

Kuolema (Death) is a drama by the Finnish writer Arvid Järnefelt, first performed on 2 December 1903. He revised the work in 1911. The play is notable for its incidental music: a group of six compositions created by the author’s brother-in-law, Jean Sibelius. The most famous selection is the opening number, Valse triste (Sad Waltz), […]

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Toda a Obra de Bach, Beethoven e Vivaldi Para Ouvir Online ou Download

August 4th, 2012 Comments off

O site Classical Music, especializado em compositores clássicos, disponibilizou toda a obra de Johann Sebastian Ba­ch, Ludwig van Beethoven e Antonio Vivaldi para audição on-line. As peças são conduzidas por maestros e instrumentistas consagrados. As obras também estão disponíveis para download gratuito, que são limitados ao número de oito por dia. Entretanto, com uma contribuição […]

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

The Nutcracker (Russian: Щелкунчик, Балет-феерия, Shchelkunchik; French: Casse-Noisette, Ballet-Féerie), is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on […]

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