The opening of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams,” skillfully suggests the coldest season of the year, when days are shortest and nights are longest.
But winter is not without its charms.
Snow and ice have their own beauty, and the season often brings exceptionally clear weather, particularly at night.
It also brings people indoors, to sit by a warm fire, or to visit with family and friends.
In this hour, winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
|CD Title||Group/Artist||Catalog #||UPC|
|Tchaikovsky Sym. No. 1||Oslo Philharmonic||Chandos 8402||095115840221|
|The Four Seasons||Venice Baroque Orch.||Sony SK 51352||5099705135228|
|Mozart German Dances||Academy of St. Martin in the Fields||MHS 513760X||717794376029|
|Haydn: The Seasons||Royal Philharmonic Orch.||EMI 86118||724358611843|
|On Hearing First Cuckoo in Spring||Royal Scottish National Orchestra||Naxos 8.557143||747313214327|
|Sleeping Beauty/The Seasons||CSR Symphony Orch.||Naxos 8.550079||7300099507929|
|Debussy Complete Works for Piano, v. 3||Bavouzet||Chandos CHAN 10467||095115146729|
|Prokofiev Classical Symphony, etc.||Orchestre National de France||Sony MK 39557||07464395572|
|Bax: Winter Legends||London Philharmonic||Chandos CHAN 8484||095115848425|
|Thompson: Testament of Freedom||Minnesota Chamber Orchestra||Koch 3-7283-2 H1||099923728320|
|Reflections||Philharmonia a Vent||Klavier KCD-11166||019688116620|