Conducted by Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs the overture of Lohengrin, WWV 75, a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by the German composer Richard Wagner. Recorded at the Lucerne Culture and Convention Center during the Lucerne Festival on June 23, 2013.
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One of the finest orchestras in the world, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s (the Wiener Philharmoniker) New Year Concert in 2013. Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst.
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You are in a classical music concert, listening to a concerto or a symphony. When a movement ends, the orchestra makes a small pause, and bingo! you hear somebody clapping their hands – in a fracture of a second, they realize their mistakes, but it is too late. Everybody in the hall including musicians did hear them.
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Conducted by the American conductor and pianist James Levine, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) plays “Ride of the Valkyries”, (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren), the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer himself. From the Waldbühne Berlin – A Romantic Opera Night (1999).
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Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela plays Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren), the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer himself. It is the second of the four operas the second of the four operas by the German composer that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel. A beautiful and very dynamic interpretation. The Philharmonie de Paris, January 2015.
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On July 30, 1991, Luciano Pavarotti has given a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. A crowd more than 100,000 stood in the rain to watch and listen Luciano.
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The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) plays Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. Berlin State Opera House, 1998. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
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