Classical Sunday: Chaimovich Plays Piano Masterworks in Old Style

Played by a Lithuanian pianist

Piano Masterworks in Old Style: Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Haydn, Grieg

Piano: Vadim Chaimovich

Dietrich Buxtehude
Suite in D Minor, BuxWV 233 “Suite d’Amour”:
00:00 I. Allemande d’Amour
02:42 II. Courante
04:15 III. Sarabande d’Amour
07:22 IV. Sarabande
09:46 V. Gigue

Johann Pachelbel
11:00 Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria and 6 Variations in G Minor, P. 196

Franz Joseph Haydn
Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6:
22:56 I. Allegro
26:39 II. Minuet – Trio
20:29 III. Adagio
34:42 IV. Allegro molto

Edvard Grieg
From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40 “Suite in Olden Style”:
17:26 I. Praeludium. Allegro vivace
40:29 II. Sarabande. Andante
44:46 III. Gavotte. Allegretto
48:09 IV. Air. Andante religioso
59:30 V. Rigaudon. Allegro con brio

Recording: 2019, Studio, Frankfurt am Main

Classical Sunday: Autumn

Enjoy the change of the seasons. Autumn is summer saying good-bye in its most glorious garment.

Autumn Classical Music

Telemann – Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: I. Largo 00:00
(Orchestra Sinfonica Warmia, Giovanni Antonioni, Silvano Frontalini)

Saint-Saëns – The Carnival of the Animals: XIII, The Swan 03:36
(Sarah Joy, Kathy Hohstadt)

Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini: Var. XVIII 06:15
(Luke Faulkner)

Barrière – 6 Cello Sonatas: No. 4 in G Major: I. Andante 09:14
(Mr & Mrs Cello)

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F major, RV 293 “Autumn”: I. Allegro 13:59 II. Adagio molto 18:49 III. Allegro 21:09
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Yuliya Lebedenko, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Bach – Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande 24:25
(Massimiliano Martinelli)

Puccini – Tosca: “Vissi d’arte” 29:06
(Orchestra Filarmonica Ucraina, Silvano Frontalini)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”: I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside 31:47
(Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Giuseppe Lanzetta)

Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air on the G String 42:39
(Otri Trio)

Corelli – Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Major, Op. 6: I. Preludio. Largo 45:59
(Kiev Chamber Orchestra, Liviu Buiuc)

Litvinovsky – Suite for Strings “Le Grand Cahier”: I. La Foret et la Riviere 48:06
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Beethoven – Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor “Für Elise” (Cello Version) 50:52
(Sarah Joy)

Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op. 40: IV. Air 55:40
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Liszt/Schubert – Ständchen (Serenade), S. 560, No. 7 1:01:12
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 “Pathétique”: II. Adagio cantabile 1:07:00
(Luke Faulkner)

Chopin – 24 Préludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D-Flat Major, “Raindrop”
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Debussy – Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin 1:18:49
(Rogerio Tutti)

Grieg – Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Nocturne 1:21:33
(Luke Faulkner)

Schumann – Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei 1:25:09
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Chopin – Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Andante 1:28:10
(Rogerio Tutti)

Mozart- Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 “For Beginners”: II. Andante 1:32:25
(Carlo Balzaretti)

Tchaikovsky- The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 9, September. The Hunt 1:36:18 No. 10, October. Autumn Song 1:39:22 No. 11, November. On the Troika 1:45:48
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Classical Sunday: Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor

In the summer of 1868, Grieg wrote his Piano Concerto in A minor while on holiday in Denmark.

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 (complete)

Allegro Molto Moderato (0:02) [13.11]
Adagio (13:14) [6.05]
Allegro Moderato Molto E Marcato Quasi Presto Andante Maestoso (19:20) [10.20]

Performer Dubravka Tomsic
Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana
Conductor: Anton Nanut

Recorded in 1992, the track from the album The Essential Grieg.

Classical Sunday: Spring Has Sprung

It looks like spring has arrived in our neck of the woods finally.

It looks like spring has arrived in our neck of the woods finally.  Enjoy this little compilation with us, if you spend time inside on this beautiful spring Sunday.


1. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro 00:00
2. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro 07:12
3. VIVALDI – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1, RV 269 “Spring”
I. Allegro 17:54
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre 21:09
III. Allegro pastorale 23:32
4. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in C Major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro 27:18
5. MOZART – La finta giardiniera, K. 196: Ouverture 32:46
6. STRAUSS II – Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410 38:53
7. STRAUSS II – An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314 46:26
8. BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside 57:47
III. Merry gathering of country folk 1:08:36
V. Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm 1:13:51
9. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro 1:22:39
10. MOZART – Flute and Harp Concerto in C Major, K. 299: I. Allegro 1:27:25
11. TCHAIKOVSKY – The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: No. 3, Valzer dei Fiori 1:37:52
12. STRAUSS II – Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), Op. 333 1:44:56
13. TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: II. Valse 1:50:34
14. STRAUSS II – Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op. 388 1:54:32
15. STRAUSS II – Wo die Citronen Blüh’n! (Where the Lemon Trees Bloom), Op. 364 2:04:14
16. VIVALDI – Symphony in E Major, RV 132: I. Allegro 2:13:59
17. VIVALDI – Concerto for Strings & Continuo, RV 113: I. Allegro 2:18:13
18. MENDELSSOHN – Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62 No. 6 “Spring Song” 2:20:14
19. TCHAIKOVSKY – The Seasons, Op. 37a
No. 3, March. Song of the Lark 2:23:02
No. 4, April. Snowdrop 2:25:45
No. 5, May. White Nights 2:28:36
20. GRIEG – Lyric Pieces, Op. 43: No. 6, To Spring 2:33:15

Classical Sunday: Grieg’s Cello Sonata Op. 36

Two Norwegians playing Grieg. What could be more fitting?

Edvard Grieg: Cello Sonata In A Minor, Op. 36

Cello: Øystein Birkeland
Piano: Håvard Gimse

Recorded in 1994

1. Allegro agitato
2. Andante molto tranquillo 9:30
3. Allegro molto e marcato 15:59

Classical Sunday: Grieg’s Morning Mood

Edvard Grieg: Morning Mood, from Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg: Morning Mood, from Peer Gynt

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra/Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej recorded at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw. Poland, February 21, 2016

Featured image:  John Howe’s “Bag End”

Classical Sunday: Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King

Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt.

Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra/ Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej, recorded at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw. Poland, February 21, 2016.

Featured image:  Alan Lee’s “Erebor”

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