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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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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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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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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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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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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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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