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Mozart – Symphony No. 28 (Koopman)

Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k. Recorded in 1991. 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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Mozart – Great mass (Gardiner)

Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Filmed at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, in December 1991. Soloists: Barbara Bonney, Soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tenor; Alastair Miles, Bass.

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Lucie Horsch performs Händel and Vivaldi

Accompanied on harpsichord by Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya, Lucie Horsch (b. 1999) performs Recorder sonata in D minor (HWV 367a) by George Frideric Handel and Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 by Antonio Vivaldi. Recorded during the Buma Classical Convention in 2014 in Tivoli/Vredenburg in Utrecht, when she was only 15-year-old. An amazing baroque music performance published by 24classics.

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Beethoven – Missa Solemnis (Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Capella Amsterdam)

Conducted by Daniel Reuss, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Cappella Amsterdam perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (alto), Thomas Walker (tenor) and David Wilson-Johnson (bass). Recorded during the AVROTROS Friday concert on October 14, 2016 at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Bartók – Concerto For Orchestra

Conducted by Prof. Nicolás Pasquet, The Orchestra of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar performs Béla Bartók’s Concerto For Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123, a five-movement musical work for orchestra composed in 1943. It is one of the Hungarian composer’s best-known and most popular works. It is also widely considered one of the best-instrumented orchestra pieces of all times. The recording took place on December 8th, 2011 at the Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany.
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Delphine Galou sings Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)

Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. Solo violin: François-Marie Drieux. Conductor: François-Xavier Roth.
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Ravel: Boléro (Tabula Rasa)

Tabula Rasa, an ensemble from Saint Petersburg, Russia, performs their own rendition of Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.

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Mozart – Pequeña Serenata (Performed by EST)

An ensemble based in Ravenna, Italy; EST (the acronym for Electric String Trio) perform their rendition of Pequeña Serenata, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525; a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means “a little serenade”, though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as “a little night music.”

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Mozart – Symphony No. 30 (Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra)

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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