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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in Bb major RV 537 for two trumpets and piano
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Swans in Spring
This spring, I have delighted in watching a pair of swans - the female devotedly sitting on her nest, and her mate swimming nearby to make sure she is not disturbed. While swans have rather aggressive, territorial tendencies, they certainly are breath-taking as they glide regally through the water, their gently curving necks and gleaming white plumage creating a striking picture against the backdrop of blue sky and slightly murky water. These observations have called to mind Saint-Saens' gorgeous piece for cello and piano, "The Swan"
- one of 14 charming movements from "Carnival of the Animals," in which Saint-Saens whimsically depicts the voices, movements, and personifications of a vast menagerie.
Silly as the subject may seem, the work includes some surprisingly virtuosic passages, and always succeeds in making listeners smile as Saint-Saens' creativity and sense of humor conjure vivid images of nature's most beloved creatures. Saint-Saens was a bit sheepish about his composition, however, and worried that if the work went viral 1880s style, he might no longer be taken seriously as a composer. Except for "The Swan," which even Saint-Saens had to admit was absolutely exquisite, he asked that the work as a whole not be published until after his death.
While Saint-Saens would probably not be overly thrilled that "Carnival of the Animals" remains one of his best-known compositions, he'd probably be pleased that "The Swan" is still so beloved. Perhaps even our young swan family would appreciate, if swans were capable of doing so, such a tender portrayal - even if they have a reputation for being a bit full of themselves.
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COMING SOON by Virtual Sheet Music®
Carl Bohm: "Scherzoso (Bagatelle No. 2)" for violin and piano
Miscellaneous: "Mother's Day Collection, sweet and amusing compositions" for two violas
Alexander Borodin: "String Trio in G minor (COMPLETE)" for string trio (two violins and cello)
Alexander Borodin: "String Trio in G minor (f.score)" for string trio (two violins and cello)
Alexander Borodin: "String Trio in G minor (parts)" for string trio (two violins and cello)
Friedrich Seitz: "Tarantella in D major Op. 26 No. 2" for violin and piano
...plus more music for other instruments and ensembles.