Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in November 2015.
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Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, known as the Waldstein. The sonata’s name derives from Beethoven’s dedication to his close friend and patron Count Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel von Waldstein of Vienna (24 March 1762 – 26 May 1823), the German nobleman and patron of the arts. French music lovers and critics have also named the sonata “L’Aurore” (the Aurora), as a result of the aesthetical significations of the work: light and serenity. The work was composed in 1804, in Beethoven’s “Heroic” decade (1803–1812)
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in October 2015. “Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1” is still leading the list, but with the different pianist: Daniel Barenboim replaced the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
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Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, regarded as one of the most talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century, Jacqueline du Pré performs Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli. Du Pré’s interpretation of the work has been described as “definitive” and “legendary”.
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Robert Schumann’s Andante & Variations for 2 pianos, 2 cellos & horn in B flat major, WoO 10 (original version of Op. 46): Martha Argerich, piano; Daniel Barenboim, piano; Linor Katz, cello; Kian Soltani, cello; Jorge Monte de Fez, horn. The young and the old generations of the classical music, enjoy.
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Daniel Barenboim plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March. This recital given in Warsaw in February 2010, on the eve of the Polish composer’s 200th birthday.
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Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Spanish: Noches en los jardines de España), G. 49 by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in July 2015. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta) is on top of the list.
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Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique. Live in Berlin (2005). The piece is one of composer’s most celebrated compositions.
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Daniel Barenboim plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Zubin Mehta conducts Berliner Philharmoniker (The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) in this 1990’s live outdoor concert. The sound and acoustics are well preserved for this not unexpectedly, excellent performance by Barenboim.
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