Piano Concerto No. 1 / Swan Lake / 1812 Overture

Piano Concerto No. 1

The first of the concerts for piano, composed by the great and tormented romantic Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, has become the most famous concert of all the history of music, in spite of the fact that in its beginnings nothing made it portend.

The Swan Lake

The play, in the form of a fairy tale, tells the story of impossible love between Prince Siegfried and Odette, a young queen transformed into a swan with his whole court by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart.

Overture 1812

Written to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon in his attempt to conquer Russia, this piece mixes together the Russian religious and folk music, the Tsar's anthem and fragments of the Marseillaise, constituting a splendid symphonic poem.