It has been years since I last visited the forum to engage in discussion on the joys of the great art that we call classical music; in fact, the site has changed completely, and it was necessary for me to re-create my login details. So, while I may appear to be a newcomer, that's not entirely true.
The development of my young son, now eight years of age, has invigorated my passion for classical music, and I find myself rediscovering my love for composers, pieces, performers and recordings.
The process of introducing my son to this beautiful artform is magical and it is great to play a role, however small, in contributing to the future of classical music. As I sit here typing, I hear him at the piano, learning Kabalevsky's Youth Concerto, and I am moved to tears.
Apologies for the long introduction, friends. Other than simply saying hello, the purpose of my post is this - Thanks to YouTube, I recently discovered Tchaikovsky's June (Barcarolle) and November (Troika) pieces, and have fallen in love with them, particularly Valentina Lisitsa's performances. Who here is similarly moved by these pieces? Also, can anyone please point me in the direction of a score for Troika that includes pedal markation?