Conducted by Fabio Biondi, the Italian period instrument ensemble Europa Galante performs Antonio Vivaldi’s String Concertos.
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Conducted by Igor Tatarević, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K. 299/297c. Tamara Coha Mandić (flute), Diana Grubišić Ćiković (harp). Recorded at the Croatian music institute concert hall in Zagreb, Croatia on 12 November 2013.
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Accompanied by the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. Conductor: Jaap van Zweden.
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Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. It is a scenic cantata composed in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana(1). Here the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, the University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, and the Pacific Boychoir perform at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Recorded in June 2007.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 22 in C major, K. 162. It is written in April 1773, when the composer was 17 year old. The piece has the scoring of two oboes, two horns, two trumpets, and strings.
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Renowned Soviet classical violinist and violist David Oistrakh and the Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire, perform Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.
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Considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, the Italian classical pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (5 January 1920 – 12 June 1995) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor”. Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Wiener Symphoniker) conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini (9 May 1914 – 14 June 2005), the Italian conductor.
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Conducted by the Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (DRSO) performs El amor brujo, a ballet composed in 1914-1915 by Manuel de Falla to a libretto by Gregorio Martínez Sierra (6 May 1881 – 1 October 1947, the Spanish writer, poet, dramatist, and theater director).
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Accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra), the Australian fortepiano player, harpsichordist and pianist of South African origin, Kristian Bezuidenhout performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Conductor: Petra Müllejans. Recorded at the Schwetzingen Festival (German: Schwetzinger Festspiele, now Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele), an early summer festival of opera and other classical music presented each year from May to early June in Schwetzingen, Germany.
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Accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Maria João Pires performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Recorded on May 1, 2003 at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. A great version of the famous piece, enjoy.
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