Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh and friends perform Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81. B. 155, a quintet for piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello. The piece was composed between August 18 and October 8 of 1887, and was premiered in Prague on January 6, 1888. Performers: Harriet Krijgh, cello; Nikki Chooi: violin, Baiba Skride: violin, Amihai Grosz: viola, Magda Amara: piano. Recorded on June 30, 2017 during the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Conducted by Izabella Shareyko, Vienna Philharmonic Women’s Orchestra performs the second movement, Aria, from Johann Sebastian Bach’ orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, commonly known as “Air on the G String” or simply as “Bach’s Air”. Performed at St. Thekla Church, Vienna Wieden.
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American operatic tenor Gregory Kunde (born on February 24, 1954) has been singing for decades at not only a high level but also high tessitura. Having conquered the high F (above tenor high C), he now is conquering the spinto repertoire. He already has entered his 60s, yet sounds remarkably fresh. Here he sings perhaps the most famous of all tenor arias, “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Recorded on July 12, 2015 inside Carrara Cathedral. Piano: Giulio Zappa.
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Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803. Musicians: Antje Weithaas, Violin; Alina Pogostkina, Violin; Veronika Hagen, Viola; Sol Gabetta, Cello; Robert Vizvari, Double Bass; Alejandro Núñez, Horn; Gustavo Núñez, Bassoon; Sabine Meyer, Clarinet. Recorded during the 2016 Solsberg Festival and published by the Hochrhein Musikfestival channel.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581. A live concert from the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht (International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht) 2017. Musicians: Annelien van Wauwe (clarinet), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola) and Maximilian Hornung (cello). Recorded on Friday 30 June 2017, in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs the “Overture” of The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, a German-language opera in three acts, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. Recorded at the opening concert (Eröffnungskonzert) of the Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 at the Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Abbey) on June 24, 2017. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Conducted by Christian Vásquez, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Brazilian musician and composer Zequinha de Abreu’s best known work, Tico Tico. Published by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia channel.
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Croatian Baroque Ensemble performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concertos for Four Violins No. 2 in D major TWV 40:202. Recorded on November 22, 2015. Violins: Laura Vadjon, Tanja Tortić, Lada Magdalenić, Saša Reba. Published by the Croatian Baroque Ensemble channel.
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Accompanied by the Arthur Rubinstein School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the young Polish pianist Maja Babyszka performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Henryk Wierzchoń. Composed in 1924, the work was premiered in an afternoon concert on Tuesday, February 12, 1924, held by Paul Whiteman and his band Palais Royal Orchestra, entitled An Experiment in Modern Music, which took place in Aeolian Hall in New York City.
This performance is recorded during the 3rd Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition at the Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Bydgoszcz on June 21, 2015. Published by the Akademia Filmu i Telewizji channel.
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American opera singer and soprano Renée Fleming and the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo perform Love Duet from Act I of Otello, a 1887 opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by the Italian poet, journalist, novelist, librettist and composer Arrigo Boito (24 February 1842 – 10 June 1918), based on William Shakespeare’s play Othello (believed to have been written in 1603). The video below is from a 1995 Metropolitan Opera production.
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