The Seasons

  • Conservatory Orchestra Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore 117376

P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

The Seasons, Op. 37b

 

January - At the Fireside

GABRIEL HOE (MUS 2)

February - Carnival

TAN TZU KUANG (MUS 2)

March - Song of the Lark

JOSHUA VICTOR (Mus 2)

April - Snowdrop

POH KAI WEN (MUS 1)

May - Starlit Nights

ANG WEI YANG (MUS 1)

June - Barcarolle

ADRIANA CHIEW (MUS 1)

July - Song of the Reaper

CHEUNG KAM SAN (MUS 1)

August - Harvest Song

MARCO GIOVANNI (MUS 1)

September - Hunting Song

SHAYNA YAP (MUS 1)

October - Autumn Song

LIN XIANGNING (MUS 2)

November - Troika

FOO XI YUAN (MUS 3)

December - Christmas

MELIVIA RAHARJO (MUS 4)

 

JOHN CAGE

The Seasons (1947)

 

Prelude I

Winter

Prelude II

Spring

FOO XI YUAN (MUS 3)

 

Prelude III

Summer

Prelude IV

Fall

Finale (Prelude 1)

LIN XIANGNING (MUS 2)

 

In this open Studio Class, the piano students of Associate Professor Albert Tiu, or Tiudents, as they call themselves, perform two sets of The Seasons.  Written in 1875-6 as a result of a commission by Nikolay Bernard, editor of the St. Petersburg music magazine Nouvellist, Tchaikovsky's 12 Schumannesque character pieces portray the months of the year, with poetic epigraphs providing inspiration for each month.  From a composer who came up with what has become a popular favourite, 4'33'', John Cage's The Seasons was a ballet commissioned by the Ballet Society in New York City.  Inspired by Indian philosophy, Winter (Quiescence), Spring (Creation), Summer (Preservation), and Fall (Destruction) are each preceded by a Prelude, with the first Prelude returning to conclude the set, symbolizing the continuing cycle of the seasons. 

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