hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) in concert: the German Premiere of Fazıl Say’s Preludes for saxophone quartet, string orchestra and percussion. Fazıl Say: piano, Peter Oundjian: conductor. Guest musicians: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Streamed live on April 28, 2017 by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden) performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’, RV 242. Soloist (Baroque Violin): Enrico Onofri. Recorded at the Große Musikvereinssaal, or Goldene Saal (Golden Hall) in Musikverein, Vienna.
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Accompanied by the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Chamber Academy of Potsdam), Dutch classical violinist Liza Ferschtman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Antonello Manacorda. Recording: The Sunday Morning Concert of April 23, 2017 in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Accompanied by the Orchestra Santa Cecilia, German operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann performs Nessun Dorma from Turandot, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Taken at the recording session of “Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album”. Jonas Kaufmann dedicates his new album to the most popular Italian opera composer of all time, Giacomo Puccini. This brand new recording features one of the most famous and loved arias of all time, ‘Nessun Dorma’, alongside stunning pieces from Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca and more.
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Conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) and the Youth Orchestra of OSG perform Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra), a tone poem composed in 1896. Recorded at the Palace of the Opera of A Coruña on February 26, 2016. Published by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia channel. The work is inspired by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, and has been an important part of the classical repertoire since its first performance in 1896. The initial fanfare – titled “Sunrise” in the composer’s program notes – became particularly well-known after its use in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, the British-born classical pianist Stephen Hough performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto”. Conductor: Alan Gilbert. Originally streamed live to Facebook on January 14, 2017, published by the New York Philharmonic channel.
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European Union Baroque Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048. Director and harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concertmaster: Huw Daniel. Recorded in Trifolion Centre Culturel, Touristique et de Congrès in Echternach, Luxembourg on 20 and 21 November 2011 by fz film (Anette Fleming, Stefan Zednik).
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Croatian Baroque Ensemble performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto for Recorder and Flute, TWV 52:e1. Soloists: Stjepan Nodilo, recorder; Ana Benić, transverse flute.
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Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs “Aria” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. This video is a part of a particular show that combines the magnificent “Goldberg Variations” by J. S. Bach on the guitar with dance gestures and expressions. Dance steps and notes intervene, chase each other and melt through time and space. Video by: Melina Rivera.
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Accompanied by the Sinfonietta Cracovia, French harpist Xavier de Maistre performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra. Conductor: Jurek Dybał. Recorded at the ICE Krakow Congress Center on November 23, 2014.
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