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Vivaldi’s “Spring”, with human voices

The vocal quintet “Carmel A-Cappella” sings the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the “Four Seasons”.

“Carmel A-Cappella” is a vocal quintet containing five female singers ensemble from Haifa, Israel, who specializes in unaccompanied polyphonic music (a-cappella). The musical director and arranger of the quintet is the musician Mrs. Shula Erez. Singers: Maya Goldsmith, Limor Yanovich, Inbar Hefter, Moran Shalev, Keren Jalon.
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Julia Fischer plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Julia Fischer plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. at the Saint-Denis Festival with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France on June 19, 2014. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Encore: Sarabande, one of the Six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Three versions of Francisco Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Three versions (Tavi Jinariu, John Williams and Andrés Segovia) of Francisco Tarrega‘s Recuerdos de la Alhambra (English: Memories of the Alhambra).

It is a classical guitar piece composed in 1896 in Granada by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega. The piece uses the classical guitar tremolo technique; wherein a single melody note is plucked consecutively by the ring, middle and index fingers in such rapid succession that the result is an illusion of one long sustained tone; often performed by advanced players. The thumb plays a counter-melody on the bass between melodic attacks.
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