Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53

Tchaikovsky wrote all four of his orchestral suites in the period between the compostion of his Fourth (1877-1878) and Fifth (1888) Symphonies. Though none of the suites has ever attained a popularity akin to that of the symphonies, the Suite No. 2 (1883), subtitled "Caractéristique," has suffered particular neglect, likely because of its impractical requirement of four accordions in one movement. The work comprises a series of almost balletic character pieces. The main exception is the first movement, "Jeu de sons" (Game of Sounds), whose dimensions (though not its mercurial themes) suggest ... more

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RecordingPeter Tchaikovsky - Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53 - I. Jeu de sons
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RecordingPeter Tchaikovsky - Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53 - II. Valse
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RecordingPeter Tchaikovsky - Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53 - III. Scherzo burlesque
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RecordingPeter Tchaikovsky - Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53 - IV. Reves denfants
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RecordingPeter Tchaikovsky - Suite No.2 in C major, Op.53 - V. Danse baroque
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