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.
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 fromThe 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