Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes plays “Romance Anonimo”, a lovely piece for classical guitar, also known as “Estudio en Mi de Rubira” (Study in E by Rubira), “Spanish Romance”, “Romance de España”, “Romance of the Guitar”, “Romanza” and “Romance d’Amour” among other names.
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Year 1964, in Moscow, 29-year-old Luciano Pavarotti sings the famous canzone from the beginning of act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, “La Donna è Mobile”. He was not “the king” yet.
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The legendary Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes (14 November 1927 – 3 May 1997) performs an 80 minute solo recital, plus 25 minutes of encores, on the ten-string guitar of his own conception, at the Teatro Real de Madrid, in 1979.
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American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin plays Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias (Leyenda). An astonishing interpretation of one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire.
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“Baba Yetu” is the hit theme to Civilization IV PC game, composed by Christopher Tin and featured on the Grammy-winning album ‘Calling All Dawns’. It is the first video game piece to ever win a Grammy award, for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)”. It is originally performed by the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (you can also watch the original video below the page).
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Chilean music group Quilapayún plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Rondeau, Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Movement 2/7, with Latin American musical instruments.
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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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Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Julia Fischer plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Encore: Sarabande, one of the Six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. Recorded during the Saint-Denis Festival on June 19, 2014.
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Conducted by Myung-whun Chung, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74, also known as Pathétique.
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Stephen Malinowski performs, and also visualizes Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.
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