Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor played by Copernicus Chamber Orchestra. Live in concert, Festival de Musica de L´Escala, 2011. Conductor: Horst Sohm.
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Adio Kerida (Spanish: “Adios, querida”, English translation: “Goodbye, beloved”) is a Sephardic song. Here is a beautiful version sung by Israeli singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy. Levy’s father, Isaac Levy is credited as one of the writer of the song’s lyrics. The song is from Yasmin Levy’s 2007 album Mano Suave.
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Durme Querido Hijico is a traditional Sephardic song. Here is a beautiful version sung by French born Sephardic Jewish singer Françoise Atlan.
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Hora Staccato is a short, very fast violin piece in a Romanian hora style, composed by Romanian composer and violinist or violin virtuoso Grigoraș Dinicu. It is Dinicu’s most famous and often-played virtuoso violin showpiece. Dinicu is widely regarded as one of the greatest violinists ever.
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Luis Mariano sings “Mexico”, a song from the Le Chanteur de Mexico, a French film directed by Richard Pottier starring Luis Mariano and Bourvil, released in 1957.
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Famous Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo sings Malagueña, a song by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, written in 1928. Malagueña was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona’s Suite Andalucia.
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Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s The Piano Sonata No. 14 “Quasi Una Fantasia” Opus 27 No. 2, also known as the “Moonlight Sonata”. Completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, it is one of Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano. The piece is named “The Moonlight Sonata” by poet Ludwig Rellstab who, in 1832, had this inspiration on a moon lit night on the banks of the Lucerna River.
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Georges Moustaki sings “Le Flamenco, una España sin Franco” (The Flamenco, a Spain without Franco), in French. The guitars are played by the Spanish flamenco guitarist José Pisa.
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John Williams plays Carlo Domeniconi‘s most well known 1985 piece Koyunbaba.
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Luciano Pavarotti sings “Caruso” a song written by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla. Recorded live in Paris.
Lucio Dalla (4 March 1943 – 1 March 2012) dedicated this beautiful song to legendary Italian tenor Enrico Caruso in 1986. The version sung by Pavarotti sold over 9 million copies, and another version was a track on Andrea Bocelli‘s first international album, Romanza, which sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
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