German tenor and conductor Peter Schreier sings Franz Schubert’s Ständchen (Serenade), a beautiful love song for voice and piano. Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder. Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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Conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, commonly known as the “Unfinished Symphony” (German: Unvollendete). Recorded during the Rheingau Music Festival at the Eberbach Abbey (Kloster Eberbach) on June 19, 2016. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Turkish pianist Fazıl Say perform Franz Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A minor, D 385. The sonata is composed in 1816, when the Austrian composer was 19-year-old.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in May 2016.
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Daniel Barenboim’s “50 years on stage concert” (2000) at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Barenboim played Mozart, Beethoven, Albéniz, Chopin, Schubert, as well as many other composers. More than two hours of greatness, enjoy.
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Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi and Hungarian-born virtuoso British classical pianist and conductor András Schiff perform Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821. The sonata is originally written for arpeggione, a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar, but bowed like a cello, and thus similar to the bass viola da gamba.
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Quartetto Italiano plays Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, commonly known as “Death and the Maiden”. Schubert composed this piece in 1824, when he was seriously ill and realized that he was dying (he died on 19 November 1828, before his 32nd birthday). So, the work it is Schubert’s testament to death.
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Famous Soviet era musicians Oleg Kagan (violin) and Sviatoslav Richter (piano) perform Violin Sonata (also “Duo” or “Grand Duo”) in A major, Op. Posth. 162, D 574, by Franz Schubert.
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The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Franz Schubert’s “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellens Gesang III”, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825, English: “Ellen’s Third Song”), popularly known as “Ave Maria”. From the Three Tenors concert in Los Angeles, 1994.
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Slovenian operatic tenor Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Dr. Pierre Robe, the neurosurgeon advised that to do an awake craniotomy (surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain) so that the singer could sing during the surgery, in order to avoid deficits after the procedure. By keeping Ambrož awake, the surgery team were able to monitor his ability to cope with and vocalize the key change during the brain tumor surgery.
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