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Work: Sleeping Beauty: waltz

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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Recalling the heyday of Imperial Russia

All except stylistic purists should add ‘Lisitsa live in a Rachmaninov Concerto’ to their musical bucket list.
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Festive fare from the Auckland Philharmonia

For this Christmas concert we were transported from the Auckland Philharmonia’s usual venue at the Auckland Town Hall to the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. It was interesting to compare the sound of the orchestra; the cathedral has a slight echo that seemed to boost the richness of the orchestra’s sound, at times (like at the climax of Bizet’s Farandole) becoming almost shockingly loud.
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