Editors’ Notes Unfairly neglected, Tchaikovsky’s piano music—which runs to approximately 11 hours’ worth—contains some gems, particularly such larger works as the two sonatas. Valentina Lisitsa is a terrific advocate, stepping up to the role of modern champion and shining brilliant light into this largely unexplored corner of the repertoire. Her technique is characteristically impressive—as in the opening Étude of Op. 40, which she launches with astonishing energy—and she draws a lovely sound from her beautifully recorded Bösendorfer piano. Tchaikovsky’s various piano arrangements, too, are a lot of fun, particularly the virtuoso Marche Slave. A set to dip into for rich rewards.

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2 Pieces, Op. 1
2 Pieces, Op. 1: 1. Scherzo à la russe, TH 124
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2 Pieces, Op. 1: 2. Impromptu, TH 122
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Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2, TH 125
Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2, TH 125: 1. Ruines d'un château
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Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2, TH 125: 2. Scherzo
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Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2, TH 125: 3. Chant sans paroles
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Valse-Caprice, Op. 4, TH 126
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Romance in F Minor, Op. 5, TH 127
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Valse-Scherzo in A Major, Op. 7, TH 129
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Capriccio in G-Flat Major, Op. 8, TH 130
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3 Morceaux, Op. 9, TH 131
3 Morceaux, Op. 9, TH 131: 1. Rêverie
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3 Morceaux, Op. 9, TH 131: 2. Polka de salon
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3 Morceaux, Op. 9, TH 131: 3. Mazurka de salon
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2 Pieces, Op. 10, TH 132
2 Pieces, Op. 10, TH 132: 1. Nocturne
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2 Pieces, Op. 10, TH 132: 2. Humoresque
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Romances, Op. 16, TH 95
Romances, Op. 16, TH 95: 1. Berceuse
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Romances, Op. 16, TH 95: 4. Oh! Chante encore
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Romances, Op. 16, TH 95: 5. Qu'importe
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133
6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 1. Rêverie du soir
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 2. Scherzo humoristique
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 3. Feuillet d'album
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 4. Nocturne
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 5. Capriccioso
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Thème
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 1
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 2
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 3
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 4
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 5
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 6
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 7
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 8
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 9
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 10
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 11
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Variation 12
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6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: 6. Thème original et variations. Coda
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134
6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 1. Prélude
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 2. Fugue à 4 voix
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 3. Impromptu
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 4. Marche funèbre
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 5. Mazurque
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6 Pieces, Op. 21, TH 134: 6. Scherzo
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Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139
Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139: 1. Moderato e risoluto
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Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139: 2. Andante non troppo quasi moderato
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Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139: 3. Scherzo: Allegro giocoso
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Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139: 4. Finale: Allegro vivace
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Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 80, TH 123
Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 80, TH 123: 1. Allegro con fuoco
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Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 80, TH 123: 2. Andante
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Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 80, TH 123: 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
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Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 80, TH 123: 4. Finale: Allegro vivo
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135
The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 1. January: By the fireside
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 2. February: Shrovetide festival
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 3. March: Song of the lark
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 4. April: The snowdrop
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 5. May: White nights
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 6. June: Barcarolle
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 7. July: Song of the reaper
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 8. August: Harvest
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 9. September: The hunt
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 10. October: Autumn's song
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 11. November: On the troika
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The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: 12. December: Yuletide
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141
Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 1. Morning prayer
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 2. Winter morning
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 3. Mama
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 4. Playing hobbyhorse
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 5. Toy soldiers' march
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 6. The new doll
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 7. The sick doll
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 8. The doll's funeral
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 9. Waltz
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 10. Polka
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 11. Mazurka
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 12. Russian song
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 13. Peasant playing an accordion
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 14. Kamarinskaya
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 15. Italian song
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 16. Old French song
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 17. German song
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 18. Neapolitan song
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 19. Nursery tale
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 20. Baba Yaga the witch
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 21. Daydreams
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 22. Song of the lark
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 23. in church
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Children's Album, Op. 39, TH 141: 24. The organ-grinder's song
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143
6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 1. Valse de salon
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 2. Polka peu dansante
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 3. Menuetto scherzoso
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 4. Natha-Valse
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 5. Romance
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6 Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 6. Valse sentimentale
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138
12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 1. Étude
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 2. Chanson triste
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 3. Marche funèbre
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 4. Mazurka in C Major
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 5. Mazurka in D Major
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 6. Chant sans paroles
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 7. Au village
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 8. Valse in A-Flat Major
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 9. Valse in F-Sharp Minor
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 10. Danse russe
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 11. Scherzo
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12 Morceaux, Op. 40, TH 138: 12. Réverie interrompue
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Dumka, Op. 59, TH 145
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151
18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 1. Impromptu
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 2. Berceuse
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 3. Tendres reproches
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 4. Danse caractéristique
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 5. Méditation
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 6. Mazurque pour danser
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 7. Polacca de concert
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 8. Dialogue
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 9. Un poco di Schumann
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 10. Scherzo-fantaisie
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 11. Valse bluette
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 12. L'espiègle
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 13. Echo rustique
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18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 14. Chant élégiaque
119
 
18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 15. Un poco di Chopin
120
 
18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 16. Valse à cinq temps
121
 
18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 17. Passé lointain
122
 
18 Morceaux, Op. 72, TH 151: 18. Scène dansante (Invitation au trépak)
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Anastasie-Valse, TH 119
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121
Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Theme
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 1
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 2
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 3
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 4
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 5
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 6
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 7
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 8
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Theme with Variations in A Minor, TH 121: Variation 9
134
 
50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176
50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 1. The young maiden walked so far
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 2. Oh, my poor head!
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 3. Please, try to remember, my darling
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 4. The eel coiling in the water
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 5. Do not flood, my gentle Danube
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 6. Keep on spinning, my spinner
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 7. The tower is not yet built
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 8. The pine-tree swings by the gate
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 9. All flowers fade
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 10. Floating and rising
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 11. My green vineyard
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 12. Be calmed, stormy winds
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 13. At the crack of dawn
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 14. It isn't drink that's muddling my head
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 15. Rise up, rise up, o sun
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 16. Do not sing, o nightingale
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 17. Master Andrei made merry
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 18. The duckling in the meadow
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 19. Young maiden at the feast
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 20. I shall come to your town
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 21. It's not the sound resounding
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 22. Coming down the mountain
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50 Russian Folk Songs, TH 176: 23. A little duckling was swimming on the sea
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