tchaikovsky 4

The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
The Signs as Symphonies

Aries: Shostakovich 5. (its first performance was the success that cemented Shosty’s career, with a half-hour standing ovation. he wrote it while angry at Stalin, of course.)

Taurus: Mahler 2. (the Resurrection Symphony. it’s got epic french horns and epic strings and epic voices and it’s all very epic.)

Gemini: Haydn 94. (the “Surprise Symphony”. my favorite of the theories is that it’s supposed to awaken those who fall asleep by that point in the music.)

Cancer: Beethoven 6. (the “Pastoral Symphony”. my favorite section is “merry gathering of country folk.”)

Leo: Mozart 39. (so many trumpets. the first word people think of is usually something along the lines of “majestic,” or “grand.”)

Virgo: Prokofiev 2. (each movement has a sort of nervousness to it, with anger fading in and out; my favorite part is the 3rd movement.)

Libra: Tchaikovsky 4. (”Fate.” composed for his patron/ pen pal/ best friend, Nadezhda von Meck.)

Scorpio: Liszt 109. (the Dante Symphony, detailing the levels of the Catholic Hell from the Inferno.)

Sagittarius: Haydn 45. (the “Farewell.” Symphony. it’s super happy and dance-y sounding and great for most situations involving food or pets.)

Capricorn: Sibelius 7. (literally the most depressing symphony of all time. only one movement. done that way one purpose, however; absolutely GENIUS.)

Aquarius: Dvorak 9. (”New World Symphony.” Neil Armstrong listened to this on his way to and from the moon.)

Pisces: Paganini “Sonata a violino principale” (not technically a symphony, but i like it a lot and it feels very Pisces-ish.)

now, go listen to whichever one is your sun sign. (note: symphonies are written in sonata form. most of these are in three or four parts.)

alignments as symphonies
  • lawful good: mendelssohn 4
  • neutral good: spohr 2
  • chaotic good: tchaikovsky 4
  • lawful neutral: mozart 41
  • true neutral: haydn 104
  • chaotic neutral: prokofiev 2
  • lawful evil: beethoven 5
  • neutral evil: mahler 6
  • chaotic evil: shostakovich 7
Song Shuffle Meme

I’ve been tagged by @fantasticalnonsense18. Thanks very much, Brenna! 

Rules: hit shuffle on your Ipod/MP3 and type in the first ten songs that come up. Then tag another 10 people. 

1. Dolly Suite, No. 6: Le pas Espagnole - Gabriel Faure. 

2. The Glamourous Life - Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music). 

3. Swan Lake, Act 2: Dance of the Swans (Coda) - Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

4. Buddie, Beware - Linda Hart (Anything Goes). 

5. We Need a Little Christmas - Angela Lansbury (Mame). 

6. You Shall Go - Patrick Doyle (Cinderella). 

7. Cinderella, Act 2: Passepied - Sergei Prokofiev. 

8. I Never Knew Love Like This Before- Stephanie Mills. 

9. The Nutcracker, Act 2: Spanish Dance - Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

10. Style - Taylor Swift. 

 Thanks for the tag! I’ll pass it on to @chasingthewindandthesky, @karis-the-fangirl, @droo216, @bri-ecrit, @minnothebunny, @michaela-armstrong-paul@its-miss-la, @timeforalongstory, and @dingle-hopper, should they feel like it :)

I got tagged the other day by @avengers-avenging-shit: put your iPhone/mp3/spotify  on shuffle and list the first 10 songs then tag 10 people!

So here we go, get ready to cringe at my awful music!

1. Once Upon A Troubadour - Nightwish
2. So long! - AKB48
3. The Nutcracker, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies -Tchaikovsky
4. Lay it down - Ieiri Leo
5. Un Air De Libertel - Khaled Mouzanar
6. Ghost Love Score Instrumental - Nightwish
7. Memories - Within Temptation
8. Girls Rule - Nogizaka46
9. I’m Not Calling You A Liar - Florence and The Machine 
10. Symphony nr. 7 in A major, Op.92 :II Allegretto - Beethoven

Im tagging: @kanafinwhy @thelioninmybed @slightlyunnatural @moradorable @lordofthefabulousness @sassy-on-my-assbutt-son @nephelolivia @oh-boromir and anyone else that wants to do this

Empyrean (listen)

a playlist for Ametrine’s world of peace

1. Dearly Beloved- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix OST | 2. Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme- Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony | 3. Waltz of the Flowers- Tchaikovsky | 4. Magi Luna’s Cave- Ferngully Soundtrack | 5. Setting Off- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders [Departure] OST | 6. Resort Island- One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island OST | 7. Lucy Meets Mr. Tumnus- Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack | 8. World Calamity (Remastered)- Pokemon Blue Mystery Dungeon (TGH) | 9. Sis Puella Magica!- Puella Magi Madoka Magica OST | 10. The Nutcracker, Overture- Tchaikovsky | 11. Relic Forest- Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness OST | 12. Missing You- Maplestory BGM | 13. Arrived- Pokemon Movie 3 Soundtrack | 14. Dust- Hans Zimmer | 15. The Return to Nowhere- Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack | 16. I’m Back- Ferngully Soundtrack | 17. Sorrow- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders [Journey] OST | 18. Tears of Life- Pokemon Movie 1 OST | 19. Repentance- Maplestory BGM | 20. Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura- One Piece Movie 9 OST

Watch on

Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 4 in f minor

Yet another fantastic reason to say Tchaikovsky was one of the greatest orchestrators of all time. While there is a program to the movements [reflecting Tchaikovsky’s feelings for his close friend and artistic patron, Nadezhda von Meck], it isn’t necessary to appreciate the towering achievement of the dramatic first movement, the passionate slow movement, the playful scherzo, and the energetic finale. Am I gushing too much? Probably. This happens when I try to describe the classics. Perhaps the music should just speak for itself. I walked, as I usually do, around the city neighborhood, then to the beach, and back again. Despite the titanic bleakness that he conveys at the beginning [and I quote, “roughly"—that "all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness …”. He goes on: “No haven exists … Drift upon that sea until it engulfs and submerges you in its depths”], the second half contains some of the more uplifting orchestral music I know of: the scherzo is a study in pizzicato strings and colorful winds, and the finale is like the Fourth of July. A Beethoven gesture, it seems, to recreate tragedy, projecting upward to triumph.


1. Andante sostenuto — Moderato con anima — Moderato assai, quasi Andante — Allegro vivo

2. Andantino in modo di canzona

3. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro

4. Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Classical Music

1. Clair de lune - Debussy | 2. Waltz of the flowers - Tchaikovsky | 3. Spring - Vivaldi | 4. A little Night Music - Mozart | 5. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven | 6. Radetzky March - Strauss | 7. Dance of the Knights - Prokofiev | 8. La Traviata - Prelude to Act 1 - Verdi | 9. Minute Waltz - Chopin | 10. Saranbande - Haendel | 11. Swan LakeTchaikovsky | 12. Fur Elise - Beethoven | 13. The Beautiful Blue Danube - Strauss | 14. Winter - Vivaldi | 15. Piano Concerto nº21 in C - Mozart | 16. Gymnopedie nº1 - Erik Satie | 17. Piano Sonata - Mozart | 18. Nocturne nº20 in C - Chopin

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations for pieces of classical music which will leave me feeling hopeful and positive ?

Ooooh yes I do.

A while back, I made a post of a bunch of pieces that were joyful throughout, and I’ve thought of more since.

Festive Overture - Shostakovich
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla - Glinka
Candide Overture - Bernstein
First Suite in E-flat - Holst
Symphony no. 40 (”Jupiter”), movement 4 - Mozart
Jupiter from “The Planets” suite - Holst
Symphony no. 5, movement 4 - Beethoven
Danzón no. 2 - Márquez
Libertango - Piazzolla
Don Juan - Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche - Richard Strauss
Symphony no. 4, movement 4 - Tchaikovsky (this is serious get hyped music)
Symphony no. 5, movement 5 - Mahler
String Quartet no. 12 “American” - Dvorak: movement 1 and movement 4
Symphony no. 9 - Shostakovich: movement 1 and movement 5

Feel free to add to it, any fellow nerds.

Listening to Tchaikovsky’s 4th symphony in concert today was easily one of the most wonderful concert experiences I’ve ever experienced in my life. Hanging on every note, embracing each sound as they came. I’ve discovered that there is no feeling quite as magical as hearing the music build up gradually and culminate in a refrain of an earlier theme, especially with one as distinctive as the unmistakable opening of Tchaik 4.

DAAA….dadada da da DAAA….dadada da da dadaaada DAAA…

lexisd131-deactivated20161029  asked:

Can you teach me in the ways of appreciating and playing classical music?

I’ll leave the playing part to an instrumental teacher.
What to listen to to appreciate classical music’s _____:

Excitement -
Tchaikovsky symphony 4, movement 4
Danzon no. 2
Candide overture
Russlan and Ludmilla overture
Mahler symphony 5, movement 5
Mahler symphony 7, movement 5
Beethoven symphony 5, movement 4

Sadness -
Beethoven symphony 7, movement 2
Prelude of Tristan und Isolde
Adagio for Strings
Beethoven symphony 3, movement 2

Beauty -
Dvorak symphony 9, movement 2
Mahler symphony 9, movement 4
Mahler symphony 3, movement 6
Finale of Firebird

Intensity -
Tchaikovsky symphony 4, movement 1
Dvorak symphony 9, movements 1 and 4
Beethoven symphony 5, movement 1
The Rite of Spring

Just in general good pieces -
The whole of Spohr symphony 2
Spohr clarinet concerto 4, movement 1 and clarinet concerto 3, movement 1
The whole of Mahler symphony 3, except movements 4 and 5