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Thomas Heywood in Russia • 2012-2013 (MP4 Film)

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Thomas Heywood in Russia • 2012-2013
(MP4 Film)

In December 2012 and January 2013, Thomas Heywood had a Solo Concert Tour of Russia from the Pacific Coast to Moscow - across nine time zones.

From Moscow to Archangel, and from the Ural Mountains to Siberia, Thomas entertained packed concert halls and was literally mobbed after every concert.

Thomas and Simone left Russia at the end of January 2013 when the temperature dropped to -45 degrees, and arrived home to Melbourne at +35 degrees – an 80 degree difference! However, the warmth of the audience's reactions at the concerts and the hospitality they enjoyed more than made up for the freezing temperatures.

The Russian people live, eat and breathe music, art and poetry. Their intense emotional connection with live performances has to be experienced to be believed.

This Private Collection Limited Edition film gives you the chance to watch, hear and relive some of the highlights from Thomas Heywood's 2012-2013 Russian Solo Concert Tour, recorded live in venues from Siberia to Moscow.

Full Program:

Alexandre Guilmant, edited by Thomas Heywood
Final [3rd mvt] from First Sonata – Symphony for Organ, Op. 42

Lyadov, trans. Thomas Heywood
Muzïkalnaya tabakerka [A Musical Snuffbox], Op. 32

Mendelssohn, transcribed by W.T. Best
War March of the Priests from the Incidental Music to Athalie, Op. 74

Wagner, trans. Franz Liszt
Pilgrim Chorus from Tannhäuser [Act III]

Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Chorale Improvisation on 'Now thank we all our God', Op. 65

J.S. Bach, trans. W.T. Best
Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, BWV 1031

Handel, trans. Dr Osborne H. Peasgood
Hornpipe from Water Music Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349

Vivaldi, trans. J.S. Bach
First movement from Concerto in A minor,Op. 3 No. 8 [Concerto No. 2, BWV 593]

J.S. Bach
Chorale Prelude on In dulci jubilo, BWV 729

Tchaikovsky, trans. Thomas Heywood
‘Garland’ Waltz (Act I – No. 6) from Suite from The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

John E. West
Fantasy on Two well-known Christmas Carols

Rachmaninoff, trans. Thomas Heywood
Vocalise from Fourteen Songs, Op. 34 No. 14

Handel, trans. W.T. Best
Hallelujah Chorus from the Oratorio Messiah

Tchaikovsky, trans. Dr George J. Bennett
Coronation March

Corelli, trans. E.J. Hopkins
Pastorale from Concerto Grosso – 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6 No. 8

Thomas Heywood
Humoresque for a Pedal Trombone, Op. 28

Lefébure-Wély, trans. Alfred Whittingham 
'Adeste fideles' (Chant de Noel) arranged for Piano by Louis Lefébure-Wély

Enrique Granados, trans. Thomas Heywood
Danza Española – 'Andaluza' [Spanish Dance], Op. 37 No. 5

Tchaikovsky, trans. Dr Frederick Hohman
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a No. 3

Charles-Marie Widor
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1