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 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 reaction 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 DVD 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.
Alexandre Guilmant, edited by Thomas Heywood Final[3rdmvt] fromFirst 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 Priestsfrom the Incidental Music toAthalie, Op. 74 Wagner, trans. Franz Liszt Pilgrim ChorusfromTannhäuser[Act III] Sigfrid Karg-Elert Chorale Improvisation on 'Now thank we all our God', Op. 65 J.S. Bach, trans. W.T. Best SicilianofromFlute Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, BWV 1031 Handel, trans. Dr Osborne H. Peasgood HornpipefromWater Music Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349 Vivaldi, trans. J.S. Bach First movement fromConcerto in A minor,Op. 3 No. 8 [Concerto No. 2, BWV 593] J.S. Bach Chorale Prelude onIn dulci jubilo, BWV 729 Tchaikovsky, trans. Thomas Heywood ‘Garland’ Waltz(Act I – No. 6) fromSuite fromThe Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 John E. West Fantasy on Two well-known Christmas Carols Rachmaninoff, trans. Thomas Heywood VocalisefromFourteen Songs, Op. 34 No. 14 Handel, trans. W.T. Best Hallelujah Chorusfrom the OratorioMessiah Tchaikovsky, trans. Dr George J. Bennett Coronation March Corelli, trans. E.J. Hopkins PastoralefromConcerto 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 FairyfromThe Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a No. 3 Charles-Marie Widor ToccatafromOrgan Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1