Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in June 2016.
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- 11-year-old Leonora Spangenberger Plays Bach – Fugue And Allegro From Bwv 998
Leonora Spangenberger, the young German classical guitarist performs Fugue and Allegro from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998. Spangenberger plays a Curt Claus Voigt guitar which built in 2004. Spangenberger was 11-year old when these videos recorded (2014).
- Boccherini – Fandango (The Carmina Quartet)
The Carmina Quartet performs Fandango from the Italian classical era composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet G. 448 in D Major. Matthias Enderle, violin 1, Susanne Frank, violin 2, Wendy Champney, viola and Stephan Goerner, violoncello with Rolf Lislevand, guitar and Nina Corti, castanets.
- Plácido Domingo And Aida Garifullina Sing Violetta-Germont Duet (Verdi – La Traviata)
A duet by the Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina and the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo: Violetta-Germont duet from La Traviata (The Fallen Woman), an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Recorded on May 22, 2014 at the TatNeft Arena. Kazan, Russia. State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan conducted by Eugene Kohn.
- Vivaldi – Four Seasons
Ahhh, Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. These great videos of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are probably some of the best classical music performances on the Internet. Enjoy.
- Maria Callas Sings Casta Diva from Norma (Bellini)
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.
- Dmitri Shostakovich – The Second Waltz
The Second Waltz of Dmitri Shostakovich is a Music to the 1955 Soviet feature film “The First Echelon”. It is actually only the “Waltz” (eighth movement) from The First Echelon (suite from the film score), Op. 99a. Its popular name is coming from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a suite in eight movements, written after 1956 by the Russian composer. The “waltz” is the seventh movement of the suite, and it is the “second” waltz in the work, hence the name “The second waltz”. Here it is played by André Rieu’s “Johann Strauss Orchestra”.
- Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 (Maria João Pires)
Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Swiss classical pianist Maria João Pires plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. First performed early in 1791, the year of his death, it is Mozart’s last piano concerto. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
- Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer” – Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis
Accompanied by the American classical pianist Lambert Orkis, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”. It is known for its demanding violin part, unusual length (a typical performance lasts slightly less than 40 minutes), and emotional scope — while the first movement is predominantly furious, the second is meditative and the third joyous and exuberant.
- Schumann – Piano Concerto (Khatia Buniatishvili)
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.
- Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta)
Daniel Barenboim plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Zubin Mehta conducts Berliner Philharmoniker (The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) in this 1990’s live outdoor concert. The sound and acoustics are well preserved for this not unexpectedly, excellent performance by Barenboim.