Violin Concerto in D Major

Tchaikovsky, aged 52 (1893)

At a glance Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Op. 35) Movements: I. Allegro moderato—Moderato assai (D major) II. Canzonetta: Andante (G minor) III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo (D major) Duration: 30-35 minutes Created: 1878 Great performances Resources Original score Deep Listen (listening […]

Eugene Onegin

At a glance Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Op. 24) Librettists: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Konstantin Shilovsky Based on the novel in verse Yevgeny Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin Genre: Melodrama Language: Russian Premiered: 23 January, 1881 Naxos » Synopsis At Madame Larina’s […]

Il barbiere di Siviglia

English: The Barber of Seville At a glance Composer: Gioachino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini After the play Le Barbier de Séville [The Barber of Seville] by Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais Genre: Opera buffa Language: Italian Premiered: 20 February, 1816 Naxos » Synopsis […]

Tosca

At a glance Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Genre: Melodrama Language: Italian Premiered: 14 January, 1900 Naxos » Synopsis The painter Mario Cavaradossi arrives at the church Sant’Andrea della Valle to continue work on his picture […]

Le nozze di Figaro

English: The Marriage of Figaro At a glance Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K 492) Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte After the play La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro [The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro] by Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais […]