Accompanied by the Cambridge ensemble, Welsh soprano Angharad Gruffydd Jones and the American countertenor Lawrence Zazzo perform Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion. Conductor: Timothy Brown.
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Countertenor Kaan Buldular and classical guitarist Hande Cangökçe perform French baroque era composer composer Michel Lambert’s “Ombre de Mon Amant” (English: Shadow of my beloved). Arrangement for guitar: Hande Cangökçe.
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Claire Arbus (Piano) and Maxime Bazerque (saxophone) perform Csárdás, a very famous composition by the Italian composer Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868 – 20 June 1922). Czárdás is actually a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (old Hungarian term for tavern). Monti’s piece is based on that form of folk music, written around 1904 and became very popular, played by almost every gypsy orchestra. This is one of the few good renditions of the piece.
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Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a. The work was completed on 6 April 1774 and it is one of Mozart’s better known early symphonies along with the Symphony No. 25. Concertmaster: Jelena Ristic, the Serbian violinist. Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 17th of September 2017 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Conducted by Adam Fischer, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra (Danmarks Underholdningsorkester) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k. The exact composition date of the symphony is unknown, but it is one of Mozart’s Salzburg-era symphonies (1771–1777). It was probably composed in 1773 or 1774.
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Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs and The Amsterdam-based ensemble The String Soloists perform “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter”, L’inverno). Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 7th of January 2018 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Conducted by Stefano Montanari, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice (Orchestra of the La Fenice Theater) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199/161b. The work is composed in April, 1773. Recorded at the Teatro La Fenice – Sale Apollinee in Venice (Venezia).
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Two beautiful guitar pieces by Gerard Drozd. Five Poetical Sketches op. 163, performed by the Hungarian classical guitarist András Csáki, and Variations on a theme of Sor op. 59, performed by Quatuor Éclisses (Eclisses Guitar Quartet). Both pieces recorded live at the Gliwice Guitar Festival. Enjoy.
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Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (German: Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV 248. Soloists: Claron McFadden: soprano, Katharine Fuge: soprano, Christoph Genz: tenor, Bernarda Fink: alto, Dietrich Henschel: bass. This performance is recorded at the beautiful church where this work was originally performed – HerderkircheNotes 1 in Weimar, Germany. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Christmas in Vienna 2016: the complete concert, produced and broadcast by the ORF. Soloists: Angela Denoke (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (soprano), Noah Stewart (tenor), Günter Haumer (baritone). Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), Wiener Singakademie (chorus of Vienna Singing Academy) and ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.
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