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So we've had a thread on Water Music. It's like 115 degrees in Phoenix, so how about some snow music to cool down?

I can only think of 3 so far:
obviously "Chasse Neige" by Lizst and two pieces by Debussy: "The Snow is Dancing" from Children's Corner Suite and "Des pas sur la neige" Prelude #6, Book 1

Any others?


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Tchaikovsky “The Seasons, November, Troika” evokes the jingling of the bells on a three horse sleigh.


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While not exactly a "snow piece," the eleventh piece, November, in Tchaikovsky's "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons") is "Auf derTroika," and you certainly need snow to drive a troika in the winter. That said, a troika is any Russian vehicle pulled by three horses harnessed abreast, so it doesn't necessarily designate a sleigh, which means not necessarily winter, which means, perhaps, no snow.

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Vivaldi "Winter" concerto is probably the most famous.

Les Patineurs (The Skaters Waltz) by the French composer Emil Waldteufel. Has a wintery feel although no reference to snow.

If you include Christmas pieces which were composed in winter, you can have Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6, #8 "Christmas".

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Gooddog and Bruce were on a wave length. ha

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Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.32 no.12 makes me think of snow.


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There is also the piano version of Korngold's ballet "The Snowman".


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The Chopin winter wind etude op 25 no 11.

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Originally Posted by BeeZee4
So we've had a thread on Water Music. It's like 115 degrees in Phoenix, so how about some snow music to cool down?

I can only think of 3 so far:
obviously "Chasse Neige" by Lizst and two pieces by Debussy: "The Snow is Dancing" from Children's Corner Suite and "Des pas sur la neige" Prelude #6, Book 1

Any others?


what is your a/c set on? like 90? I couldn't begin to imagine

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Originally Posted by thepianoplayer416
Les Patineurs (The Skaters Waltz) by the French composer Emil Waldteufel. Has a wintery feel although no reference to snow.


Would Les Patineurs (The Skaters Waltz) by a different French composer, Giacomo Meyerbeer, count as well? (There's a fabulous Liszt transcription of the Meyerbeer Les Patineurs, one that Raymond Lewenthal, Louis Kentner and Ferruccio Busoni all championed.)


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An obvious choice would be a Liszt transcription of a lied from Schubert's Winterreise.


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I always call the theme at 5:30 the "snow drift" in Emperor.



The view out the window and in the fallboard below makes a case for the Walstein being "snowy." laugh



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I know that there are also piano transcriptions


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Myaskovsky's op. 29, no. 6 has the title "Snow Wraith". I heard Shura Cherkassky play it many years ago, and I've never forgotten how he conjured up a snowy, windy landscape with it (and a pretty creepy one, to boot). Here's a noisy old 1958 recording of it from the USSR played by someone I've never heard of, Mikhail Voskresensky. it starts at 12:55.



Not piano, but Hans Abrahamsen's "Let Me Tell You", for soprano and orchestra has some "falling snow" musical tone painting in the third part. The third part starts at 36:20 in this video, and the snow starts slowly falling at around 39:40, played by a marimba. Then other instruments and eventually the soprano take up the descending "snow" lines. Some of it is microtonal writing,


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There's a couple of Sleighrides - also Delius - there's that snow scene in Nutcracker...


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