Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1- Martha Argerich

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.

Top Ten Posts of October 2015

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.

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) – Karajan and Vienna Philharmonic

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique, the final completed symphony of the Russian composer. Tchaikovsky dedicated the Pathétique to his nephew, Vladimir “Bob” Davydov, whom he greatly admired.

Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker Suite) – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite, a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Henryk Szeryng, IPO/Zubin Mehta)

Polish-Mexican violinist and composer Henryk Szeryng (22 September 1918 – 3 March 1988) plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The Huberman Festival, 1983.

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta)

Daniel Barenboim plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Zubin Mehta conducts Berliner Philharmoniker (The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) in this 1990’s live outdoor concert. The sound and acoustics are well preserved for this not unexpectedly, excellent performance by Barenboim.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Ballet in two acts – full) – Mariinsky Theatre and Gergiev

The famous ballet in two acts, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, December 2012. Valery Gergiev: conductor, Vasily Vainonen: choreography, Benjamin Tyrrell: stage and costumes. Enjoy!