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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Best of Russian Composers


Some works by Glinka, Borodin, Cui, Glazunov, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky,
Rimsky- Korsakov, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Prokofiev,
Khachaturian and Shostakovich.

This is a simple selection of works by some of the greatest Russian composers:
1) Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture.
2) Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor).
3) Cui: Orientale, Op.50
4) Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain.
5) Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition.
6) Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers.
7) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1.
8) Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture.
9) Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture.
10) Rimsky Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee.
11) Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherezade.
12) Glazunov: Violin concerto in a minor, Op.82: Allegro.
13) Scriabin: Etude Op.8 No.12.
14) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2.
15) Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
16) Stravinsky: The Firebird. Finale.
17) Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.
18) Prokofiev: Montagues & Capulets.
19) Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3.
20) Khachaturian: Sabre Dance (he was born in Tiflis, in the Russian Empire at that moment (1903). He's like a Soviet-Armenian composer, that's why I included him).
21) Shostakovich: Suite Jazz No.2. Waltz.
22) Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2.

There are lots of beautiful pieces that aren't included here, this is just a selection, it's almost impossible to fit them all in one video because of the time limit.

Hope you enjoy it! 

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