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Tenor performs “Gute Nacht” (Schubert) while undergoing brain surgery without anaesthetic

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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Schubert – Ave Maria (Michael Lucarelli, Classical guitar)

American classical guitarist Michael Lucarelli plays Franz Schubert’s “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellens Gesang III”, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825), in English: “Ellen’s Third Song”, commonly known as “Ave Maria” on classical guitar. Filmed at “the Cathedral of the Madeleine” in Salt Lake City Utah.
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Schubert – Octet in F Major (Janine Jansen and Friends)

Janine Jansen and Friends perform Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803. Recorded on June 24, 2015 in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. At Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht. A beautiful HD video by AVROTROS Klassiek, enjoy!
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Schubert – Three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano (Fleming, Abbado)

American operatic soprano Renée Fleming sings three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano by Franz Schubert. Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. Live recording from the Lucerne Festival, 2005.
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Schubert – Piano Trio No. 1 (Janine Jansen)

Franz Schubert’s Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898; played by Janine Jansen (violin), Torleif Thedéen (cello) and Itamar Golan (piano). Recorded during Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht in 2011.
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