Tuesday, July 9, 2013

marches by Tchaikovsky

This is another placeholder musical post until I can get back to unveiling obscure symphonies.

Lots of composers have written marches. Many of them are pretty grand, including some by Tchaikovsky. But Tchaikovsky was also the master of the cute, light, scintillating march. Everyone knows this one, the March of the Toy Soldiers from The Nutcracker:

But do you also know these?

Here's the March movement from his lesser-known Symphony No. 2:

And the strikingly Nutcracker-like (as are other movements of this delightful suite) "Marche miniature" from his even less-known Suite No. 1:

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