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Eliot Fisk & Paco Peña (NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert)

Two masters of the guitar – Eliot Fisk, a great classical guitarist, and Paco Peña, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists ever. In a tiny concert presented by NPR Music, they’re playing two classical and two flamenco pieces.
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Schubert – Unfinished Symphony (Wiener Philharmoniker)

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, commonly known as the “Unfinished Symphony”[1], was started in the autumn of 1822, but left with only two movements known to be complete, even though Schubert would live for another six years.

It is sometimes renumbered as Symphony No. 7, in accordance with the revised Deutsch catalogue and the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe.
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Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto)

The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869. They are among Brahms’s most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him.

Only numbers 11, 14 and 16 are entirely original compositions. The most famous Hungarian Dance is No. 5 in F♯ minor, but even this dance was based on the csárdás by Béla Kéler[1] titled “Bártfai emlék” which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folksong.
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Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op 67 (Wiener Philharmoniker, Thielemann)

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, theWiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op 67. Written in 1804–1808, Beethoven’s fifth is one of the best-known compositions in classical music. It is first performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien(1) in 1808. Then, it became one of the most frequently played symphonies.
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Aram Khachaturian – “Masquerade: Waltz” and “Sabre Dance”

Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (b: 6 June 1903 – d: 1 May 1978). The “Waltz” is from the 1944 Masquerade Suite based on the Mikhail Lermontov play of the same name. Here André Anichanov conducts the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in this performance on the 1997 Naxos album.
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Teresa Berganza sings “Anda Jaleo” by Federico García Lorca (Guitar: Narciso Yepes)

Anda Jaleo is probably the best remembered and the most frequently performed song of the many Spanish canciones compiled, arranged, recorded and popularized by Federico García Lorca and La Argentinita.
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Francisco Tárrega’s Lágrima – played by César Amaro

Lágrima (tear) is a piece by Francisco Tárrega, and certainly a little gem in the guitar’s repertoire. It’s called “lágrima” (tear) because of the sadness in the second section, and isn’t a piece difficult to play: feeling is much more important than technique with this one.
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