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Tchaikovsky's excitement with Swan Lake is evident from the speed with which he composed: commissioned in the spring of 1875, the piece was created within one full year. His letters to Sergei Taneyev from August 1875 indicate, however, that it was not only his excitement that compelled him to create it so quickly but his wish to finish it as soon as possible, so as to allow him to start on an opera. Respectively, he created scores of the first three numbers of the ballet, then the orchestration in the fall and winter, and was still struggling with the instrumentation in the spring. By April 1876, the work was complete. Tchaikovsky's mention of a draft suggests the presence of some sort of abstract but no such draft has ever been seen. Tchaikovsky wrote various letters to friends expressing his longstanding desire to work with this type of music, and his excitement concerning his current stimulating, albeit laborious task. [7]

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 · Claude Debussy Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande arranged in form of a suite by Alain Altinoglu Première (24 min.)

Celebrate the triumphant and elegant music of Beethoven with three weeks of phenomenal concerts featuring the composer’s Violin Concerto , Piano Concerto No. 3 , “Eroica” Symphony and Symphony No. 5 , plus the Family Concert Beethoven Lives Upstairs .

" Une barque sur l'océan " and " Alborada del gracioso " were orchestrated by Ravel himself. " La vallée des cloches " has been orchestrated by Ernesto Halffter for triple woodwind , four horns , timpani , percussion, two harps , celesta and strings; and Percy Grainger for a typical Grainger ensemble with multiple pianos and percussion, plus strings. " Oiseaux tristes " has been scored by Felix Günther for double woodwind plus piccolo , two horns, two trumpets , percussion, harp, celesta and strings; though aimed at intermediate rather than advanced players, transposed down a semitone and with some of Ravel's rhythms simplified. The earliest known orchestration of " Noctuelles " is by the British pianist Michael Round , an orchestration commissioned by Vladimir Ashkenazy and recorded by him with the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Exxon, 1993) – the recording also includes Round's scorings of the Fugue and Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin . In orchestrated form " Noctuelles " is scored for triple woodwind (including E ♭ clarinet ) minus one contrabassoon ; four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba , timpani, percussion, two harps, celesta and strings. Performance material (for hire only) is held by publishers BMG . There is a more recent orchestration (2001) of " Noctuelles " by American composer Steven Stucky . It is published by Theodore Presser Company and is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 2 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussionists, celesta, two harps, and strings. In 2003 the British composer Simon Clarke made an orchestration of the three movements that Ravel did not orchestrate. [4]

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