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Vivaldi – Four Seasons (Karajan, Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a group of four violin concerti. Opening concert of the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Hall in 1987. Conductor (and harpsichord): Herbert von Karajan.
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Bach – Magnificat (Savall, Le Concert des Nations)

Conducted by Jordi Savall, the orchestra with period instruments, Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Hanna Bayodi-Hirt and Johannette Zomer (soprano), Damien Guillon (countertenor) (alto), David Murderloh (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (baritone).
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Mozart – Great Mass (Nathalie Stutzmann)

Conducted by the contemporary French classical and opera singer and orchestral conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Symphony – OSESP) and Coro Acadêmico e Coro da OSESP perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a. Soloists: Ekaterina Siurina (soprano), Emöke Barath (soprano), Marcos Thadeu (tenor), Sabah Teixeira (bass-baritone). Recorded at Sala São Paulo, Brazil, 17 September 2016. Published by Nathalie Stutzmann channel.
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Mozart – Great mass in C minor, KV 427 (John Eliot 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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Di Quella Pira and Anvil Chorus (Flashmob)

A beautiful flashmob: the members of Opera Națională Română Cluj-Napoca (Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca) in the co-production of the Hungarian Opera of Cluj enter a shopping mall, and sing publicly “Di Quella Pira”, a popular tenor aria (or more specifically cabaletta) sung by Manrico in Act 3, Scene 2 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera in four acts, “Il Trovatore”. Soloist: Héctor López Mandoza, the Mexican tenor. The chorus then performs Anvil Chorus, the English term for the Coro di zingari (Italian Gypsy chorus), a piece of music from Act 2, Scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore (The Troubador, 1853) which depicts Spanish Gypsies striking their anvils at dawn -hence its English name- and singing the praises of hard work, good wine, and their Gypsy women.
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Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto and Romeo and Juliet (Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Violin: Alena Baeva)

Accompanied by the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra), the Russian violinist Alena Baeva performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. In the second part of the concert, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker performs Tchaikovski’s Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, an orchestral work completed by September 10, 1880, but did not receive its premiere until May 1, 1886. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Conductor: Alexandre Bloch. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Mozart – “Divertimento” (Eberle, Grosz, Gabetta)

German violinist Veronika Eberle (violin), Israeli violinist & violist Amihai Grosz (viola) and Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta (cello) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563. Recorded during the 2016 Solsberg Festival and published by the Hochrhein Musikfestival channel. Producer: Thomas Märki; sound: Joël Cormier; post production: Amaury Berger; cameras: Yves de Pra, Jonathan Hug.
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Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Olga Scheps)

Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, the German-Russian classical pianist Olga Scheps performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Conductor: Agnieszka Duczmal. Recorded live at Tonhalle Dusseldorf on January 22, 2014.
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Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker (Complete concert in HD)

Conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s famous two-act ballet “The Nutcracker”. Guest performers: Jongenskoor (Boy’s choir) Rijnmond, Jongenskoor Rivierenland en Jongenskoor Waterland conducted by Arie Hoek. Recorded on December 23, 2010 in De Doelen te Rotterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Dvořák – Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 – Harriet Krijgh & Friends

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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