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Classical Kids - Tchaikovsky Discovers America


Release Date: 09/14/1993 
Label:  Children's Group   Catalog #: 84240   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyTraditional
Performer:  John Arpin
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts OrchestraHigh Park Girls Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Label's Note (4/99) - "The award-winning Classical Kids series introduces children -- and adults -- to the joys of classical music. A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for these fun-filled musical adventures.
The great composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrives in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall. It's all aboard for fun as two children join the composer on a musical journey to Niagara Falls. The children set the stage for the story to reveal much about Tchaikovsky -- his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. In the end, both the composer and the children discover something about courage -- and about themselves. This recording features
Read more more than 24 of Tchaikovsky's best-known and best-loved works. Also included is a musical mosaic of well-known American music of the time, including ragtime, spirituals and popular folk classics. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  John Arpin (Piano)
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
2. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 22, Act 3 - Danse napolitaine by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
3. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 4, Trépak by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
4. Swing low, sweet chariot by Traditional
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
5. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
6. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
7. Turkey in the Straw by Traditional
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; Ireland 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
8. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
9. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Waltz(es) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
10. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance "Tea" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
11. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 5, Arabian Dance "Coffee" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
12. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12a, Act 2 - Spanish Dance "Chocolate" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
13. Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: no 3, Danses des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
14. 1812 Overture, Op. 49: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
15. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 24c, Act 3 - Pas de quatre - Variation 2, La fée-argent by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
16. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
17. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Pretty maidens, dear companions by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra,  High Park Girls Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
18. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 15, Act 2 - Final Waltz and Apotheosis by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
19. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
20. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
21. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
22. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 18, Act 2 - Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
23. Amazing Grace by Traditional
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 
24. 1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Walter Babiak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Arts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Toronto, Ontario 

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