Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202/186b. Recorded on May 19, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan. Mozart completed this symphony on May 5, 1774 in Salzburg.
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San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, who specialized in both baroque and modern violin, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” (L’Estate, RV 315) from the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni). The piece was performed on original period instruments.
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Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter), the last (4th) movement of The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as the Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions written by the Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger Ástor Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992). Transcribed, arranged and performed by Marco Salcito.
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Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to baroque music, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Emőke Baráth, soprano; Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano; Damien Guillon, countertenor; Patrick Grahl, tenor; Victor Sicard, baritone.
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Conducted by Frieder Bernius, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K.243. Recorded: AVROTROS Friday concert on Friday 24 March 2017, in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. The AVROTROS Friday concert is a concert series of NPO Radio 4 and AVROTROS, in collaboration with NTR, the Stichting Omroep Muziek and TivoliVredenburg. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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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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