Top Ten posts of April 2016

Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in April 2016.

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  1. Bach – Sonata For Violin And Harpsichord No. 4 (Menuhin, Gould)

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    Yehudi Menuhin and Glenn Gould perform Bach - Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 4
    Yehudi Menuhin and Glenn Gould perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017.

    Widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, American-born violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin and the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017. It is the fourth of Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014–1019, probably compiled in Cöthen (1717–1723), and revived with a few modifications to the last two sonatas in Leipzig in the last decades of the composer’s life.

  2. La Carpinese – L’arpeggiata and Marco Beasley

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    L'Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese
    L’Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese

    The early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese, from the 2002 album “La Tarantella”. Dance: Anna Dego. Conductor: Christina Pluhar. Live performance at Versailles, 2004.

  3. Maria Callas Sings Habanera From Carmen (Bizet), Hamburg 1962

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    Callas sings Habanera, Hamburg, 1962
    Callas sings Habanera, Hamburg, 1962

    Maria Callas sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (English: Love is a rebellious bird), popularly known as “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “”Carmen”. Hamburg, 1962. North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra, German: Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, or NDR Sinfonieorchester) conducted by the French orchestral and opera conductor Georges Prêtre (born 14 August 1924).

  4. Chopin – Ballade No. 1 (Valentina Lisitsa)

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    Valentina Lisitsa plays Chopin Balade No. 1
    Valentina Lisitsa plays Chopin Balade No. 1

    Ukrainian-American classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23. It is the first of Chopin’s four ballades for solo piano, composed between 1831 and 1842.

  5. Maria Callas Sings Casta Diva From Norma (Bellini)

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    Maria Callas sings Casta Diva
    Maria Callas sings Casta Diva

    Maria Callas sings “Casta Diva” from Norma, Vincenzo Bellini’s 1831 opera in two acts. Paris, 1958. The opera is regarded as a leading example of the bel canto genre and a major soprano aria, “Casta diva”, in act 1, is one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. Maria Callas was a notable Norma of the post-war period.

  6. Daniel Barenboim Plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Complete)

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    Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Daniel Barenboim)
    Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata (Daniel Barenboim)

    Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. Recorded in 1983.

  7. Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 (Pollini)

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    Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21
    Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21

    Accompanied by the Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala, Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.

  8. Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 2 (Maxim Vengerov)

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    Vengerov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 2
    Vengerov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2

    Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K. 211. Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maxim Vengerov.

  9. Ravel – La Valse (Khatia Buniatishvili)

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    Khatia Buniatishvili plays Ravel - La Valse
    Khatia Buniatishvili plays Ravel – La Valse

    Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Maurice Ravel’s La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (a choreographic poem for orchestra).

  10. Schumann – Piano Concerto (Khatia Buniatishvili)

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    Khatia Buniatishvili plays Schumann's Piano Concerto
    Khatia Buniatishvili plays Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.

    Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi. Rheingau Musik Festival 2012 Wiesbaden, Kurhaus; August 23, 2012.

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