Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Zubin Mehta’s 80th birthday. Mehta is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. 1st day: Khatia Buniatishvili performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Vladimir Horowitz version of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244/2, the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by composer Franz Liszt. 2nd day: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, also known as “The Titan”.
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Accompanied by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Hannu Lintu. Recorded at the Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall on September 7, 2012.
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Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
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Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 26. Recorded during the Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad (currently Saint Petersburg).
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Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, the Dutch violinist and violist Janine Jansen performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded in January 2015.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) plays Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, an orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Open air concert on August 26, 2015 at the shipyard of Wesel, Frankfurt.
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Trio Concorde, a student piano trio from Taiwan, performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. The piece was written by the Russian composer in Rome between December 1881 and late January 1882 and subtitled “In memory of a great artist“, in reference to the Russian pianist, conductor and composer Nikolai Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky’s close friend and mentor, who had died on 23 March 1881.
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Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
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Widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century, the Argentine pianist Martha Argerich plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Charles Dutoit. Year of the recording: 1975.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in October 2015. “Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1” is still leading the list, but with the different pianist: Daniel Barenboim replaced the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
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