Described as “one of the best guitarists of his generation”, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 for violin solo. Guitar arrangement of the piece also made by the guitarist himself. Recorded at Teatro Minaz (Ribeirão Preto – SP – Brasil) on August 27, 2010 for Movimento Violão Guitar Series. Martelli’s 11-string guitar made by Samuel Carvalho, the Brazilian master guitar builder in 2004.
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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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Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 26. Recorded during the Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad (currently Saint Petersburg).
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Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
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Accompanied by Fujii Yumi on the piano, the Japanese mandolin virtuoso Izumi Toru play Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20, a musical composition for violin and orchestra written in 1878 by the Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate. At Lutheran Ichigaya Hall,Tokyo.
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Itzhak Perlman plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004. The piece was written between 1717 and 1720.
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Itzhak Perlman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Recorded live in November 1986 in Berlin.
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