The symphonic suite “Scheherazade” written by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in 1883 is one of the masterpieces of Russian classical music on Oriental themes. The suite is based on the “Arabian Nights”. The composer originally gave subtitles to individual parts of the suite, but later deleted them and left ony the title and the general programme.…Details
The First Symphony, begun in March of 1866, was done anew by the composers twice. In this new (already third!) editing “Winter Dreams” was soon presented to the Moscow audience. Its premiere was given by the Russian Musical Society on February 3, 1868, under the baton of N. Rubinstein. “…The performance signified Tchaikovsky’s first outstanding…Details
During the summer of 1788 Wolfgang Mozart composed three symphonies representing the acme of the symphonic work of the great Austrian composer: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, Symphony No. 40 in G minor and Symphony No. 41 in C major (“Jupiter”) cf which the G minor symphony with its sincere iyrics passion and ingenuousness…Details
Mozart’s violin concertos occupy a prominent place among his numerous and diverse violin compositions. They were written in connection with his concert activity as soloist and first violinist in the Salzburg orchestra. The great Austrian composer was not only a clavier virtuoso, but a superb violinist as well. Mozart’s violin concertos belong among his early…Details
The Requiem Mass is based on the text of a medieval Catholic funeral service. Its messages are the Day of Wrath, the Last Judge’s terrible punishment onto the sinners, their fierce pleading for mercy, the allmighty and relentless God and the merciful Jesus Christ. Neither the religious dogma, nor mysticism prevail in Mozart’s Requiem, which…Details
The Orthodox Church alone has kept so far the ancient Christian conception that the liturgical music should be only vocal. Way back in the IV c. St. Jerome has said that a Christian maiden should have an aversion for the heathen instruments and that it is not even befitting her to know the difference between…Details
20th century. India. Carved wood. Height, 40 cm
1869—1938. China. Renunciation of Vanity. 1924 Hanging scroll
19th century. Tibet. Tempera on textile. 60X44 cm
18th century. Japan. Wood, gold lacquer. Height, 15 cm
19th century. Persia. Metal. Height, 33 cm
19th century. India. Carved mahogany. Height, 94 cm
20th century. India. Carved ivory. Height, 33.5 cm
Three gods: Fu-hsing (god of happiness), Lu-hsing (god of salaries) and Shou-lao (god of longevity).
19th century. China. Emroidery. 190X130 cm
16th century. China. Bronze. Height, 55 cm
19th century. China. Bronze. 121X122 cm
Illustration for the Shah-nаmа by Firdausi. 18th century.Details
Illustration for the Shah-nama by Firdausi. 18th century Persia. Miniature. 20.5X11.5 cm; 31X19.5 cm. (including the frame).Details
Snuff-box. 18th century. China. Jade. Height, 6.8 cm.
19th century. Tibet. Gilded bronze. 30X10 cm.
18th century. Japan. Carved ivory. Height, 53 cm. Length, 45 cm.
17th century. China. Porcelain painted in cobalt blue. 23.4X85 cm.
18th century. China. Porcelain decorated with painting. Height, 6.5 cm. Diameter, 37.5 cm.
Mori Morikata Sosen. 1747—1821. Japan. 181X57 cm.
Anonymous artist of the Капо school. 18th or 19th century. Japan. Hanging scroll. 175X100 cm.
After a model by Pablo Picasso (1881 — 1971). France. Porcelain, painted in enamel. Diameter, 25 cm.
Robert Cauer the Elder. 1831 — 1893. Germany. 1864 Marble. Height, 72 cm.
L. Marchand. Active in the latter part of the 19th century. France. Bronze. Height, 38.5 cm.
Plate. 1806. Vienna, Austria. Porcelain, with polychrome and lustre painting. Diameter, 24.5 cm Mark in underglaze blue: shield.
Tapestry. 1720—30. After a cartoon by G. L. Vernan-Sal and J. Dumont. France. The Beauvais Tapestry Factory Wool, silk. 356X552 cm.
Anonymous sculptor active in the 18th century. Italy. Tinted wood. Height, 57 cm.
Anonymous sculptor active in the 18th century, Italy, Tinted wood. Height, 57 cm.
1770s, Berlin, Germany, Porcelain, with painting in cobalt yellow and purple. 18.6X21.6 cm Mark in underglaze blue: sceptre
Berlin (Wegely’s Porcelain Factory, 1752—57), Germany Porcelain. Height, 10 cm.
Latter part of the 18th century. Made after a model by Wilhelm. Christian Meyer. Berlin, Germany Porcelain, with polychrome painting. Height, 20.5 cm.
Vienna, Austria. Porcelain, with polychrome painting. Height, 24.5 cm. Diameter, 8.1 cm.
Edme Bouchardon. 1698—1762. France. Bronze. Height, 64 cm
17th century. Germany. Wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl. 140X145X48 cm
17th century. Germany. Wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl. 123X48X39.5 cm.
Decorative plate. Early 17th century. Italy. Maiolica. Diameter, 31.5 cm
Early 17th century. Italy. Maiolica. Diameter, 32 cm.