One of the best flamenco guitarists of the 20th century, Sabicas (b. 16 March 1912 in Pamplona, Spain; d. 14 April 1990 in New York.) is playing the famous “Malagueña”, a song by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; written in 1928, it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona’s Suite Andalucia.
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“Milonga” is probably the best-known work of the Argentine guitarist and composer Jorge Cardoso. I first listened it on a CD titled “Latin American Guitar Festival” while I was working as a tonmeister in a radio, in 1997.
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The “king” Luciano Pavarotti sings “La donna è mobile” as Il Duca di Mantova in the screen movie “Rigoletto” (1983) based on Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera with the same name (1851).
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1985 video clip of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train”. It is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs in 1985.
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One of the most beautiful pieces of the Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concierto en D mayor.
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Green Grass is a beautiful Tom Waits song. Here it is sung by Cibelle, the Brazilian multi-media performance artist, singer-songwriter and music producer.
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Ahhh, Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. The great video below, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, from “I Musici“, a film by Anton van Munster, probably one of the best classical music performances on the Internet. Enjoy.
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One of the best versions of Malagueña Salerosa on the Internet. I don’t know who the performers are, unfortunately.
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Ninna nanna is a Neapolitan ballad, sung by Pink Martini in the album “Splendor in the Grass” (2009). Here the band performs the song live in 2010 at Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany.
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Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is from Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is from Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is from Australian classical guitarist John Williams.
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