The best versions of “Je crois entendre encore” (I still believe I hear), a beautiful aria from Georges Bizet‘s Les pêcheurs de perles.
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Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and Wiener Singverein perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125. Recorded at Wiener Musikverein in April 2010.
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Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays Agustín Barrios Mangoré’s Vals op.8 No. 4.
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Italian tenor Enrico Caruso was the first gramophone star to sell more than a million copies with his 1904 recording of “Vesti la giubba” from the opera “Pagliacci” (Clowns) by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Here are his recordings from 30th of November 1902, 1st of February 1904 and 17th of March 1907.
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Probably the most beautiful versions of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Di quella pira”. The first version is sung by Enrico Caruso, the second one is sung by Franco Corelli, and the third one is sung by Luciano Pavarotti. Three of the greatest tenors of the 20th history.
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Alma, Corazon y Vida (means soul, heart and life) is a traditional Peruvian waltz. Here it is a rare instrumental version played by the Serbian Latin-American music band Pachamama.
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Paco de Lucía, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists in history has died at age 66. A great loss to Andalucía, Spain and the humanity.
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The second movement, Aria, from Johann Sebastian Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, performed on original instruments from the time of Bach by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. “Air on the G String” is German violinist and teacher August Wilhelmj‘s (21 September 1845 in Usingen – 22 January 1908 in London) arrangement of the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.
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Kölner Philharmonie – WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln plays Benjamin Britten‘s “The young people’s guide to the orchestra“. Conducted by: Jukka Pekka Saraste (Chefdirigent).
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The best versions of Ah! Mes Amis from Gaetano Donizetti‘s La Fille du Regiment. Juan Diego Flórez sings in Vienna (2007), and Luciano Pavarotti version is from 17 February 1972, at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
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