BBC Proms “Bach Day”, 14th August 2010, Saturday. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The English Baroque Soloists at Cadogan Hall, London.
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Accompanied by the Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Valentina Lisitsa, a Ukrainian-born (Kiev, 1973) and trained classical pianist who resides in North Carolina, performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Conductor: Michael Erren. Filmed live May 20, 2012, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
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Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelić (Ivo Pogorelich, born 20 October 1958) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise” or “Fuer Elise” (English: “For Elise”). Recorded at the Schloss Eckartsau, Vienna in 1987. One of the most delicate and sensitive performances of the famous piece.
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Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko and Russian operatic baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings “Moscow Nights”, live in Moscow. The Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”, conductor Lev Kontorovich with State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, conductor Constantine Orbelian. Red Square Concert, June 19, 2013.
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Accompanied by the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg), French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. Conductor: Michael Gielen. Recorded on April 17, 2005.
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The “overture” from Gioachino Rossini’s last opera, William Tell (French: Guillaume Tell, Italian: Guglielmo Tell). It is an opera in four acts, with a French libretto by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis based on Friedrich Schiller‘s play William Tell. The William Tell overture, featuring a depiction of a storm and with its famous finale, “March Of The Swiss Soldiers,” is a major part of the concert and recording repertoire.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
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The innovative engineers of “The Fun Theory” have installed an interactive playful musical stairway into the Odenplan underground station of Stockholm, Sweden. The result is: 60% more people than normal chose the “piano stairs” over the escalator.
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Conducted by Guillermo Garcia Calvo, the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE performs Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg‘s Peer Gynt Suites, Op. 23 (1895). It is the incidental music to a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet Henrik Ibsen’s (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) 1867 play of the same name.
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The Gnossiennes are several piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie (born Éric Alfred Leslie Satie; 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925; he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 in the late 19th century). Satie composed Gnossienne No. 1 in 1890, and dedicated it to Alexis Roland-Manuel (22 March 1891 – 1 November 1966), a French composer and critic, in 1913. Being an eccentric, Satie composed this Gnossienne with no time signature and no bar markings.
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Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “En Aranjuez con tu Amor” in the studio, a song by Alfredo Garcia Segura (1929 – 2003), based on the second part (Adagio) of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. The song title means “In Aranjuez With Your Love” in English. The Angel Orchestra of London, conducted by Michael Reed.
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