The “king” Luciano Pavarotti sings “La donna è mobile” as Il Duca di Mantova in the screen movie “Rigoletto” (1983) based on Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera with the same name (1851).
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1985 video clip of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train”. It is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs in 1985.
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One of the most beautiful pieces of the Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concierto en D mayor.
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Green Grass is a beautiful Tom Waits song. Here it is sung by Cibelle, the Brazilian multi-media performance artist, singer-songwriter and music producer.
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Ahhh, Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. The great video below, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, from “I Musici“, a film by Anton van Munster, probably one of the best classical music performances on the Internet. Enjoy.
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One of the best versions of Malagueña Salerosa on the Internet. I don’t know who the performers are, unfortunately.
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Ninna nanna is a Neapolitan ballad, sung by Pink Martini in the album “Splendor in the Grass” (2009). Here the band performs the song live in 2010 at Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany.
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Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is from Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is from Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is from Australian classical guitarist John Williams.
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The Second Waltz of Dmitri Shostakovich is a Music to the 1955 Soviet feature film “The First Echelon“. It is actually only the “Waltz” (eighth movement) from The First Echelon (suite from the film score), Op. 99a. Its popular name is coming from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a suite in eight movements, written after 1956 by the Russian composer. The “waltz” is the seventh movement of the suite, and it is the “second” waltz in the work, hence the name “The second waltz”. Here it is played by André Rieu‘s “Johann Strauss Orchestra“.
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“The best proof we have that life is good, is that to each of us, on the day we are born, comes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It comes as a gift, unearned, unmerited, for free.” –J. M. Coetzee, “Diary of a Bad Year”, 2007.
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