Top Ten posts of January 2016

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

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  1. Valentina Lisitsa Plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 Mov. 1,2,3

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    Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
    Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

    Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s The Piano Sonata No. 14 “Quasi Una Fantasia” Opus 27 No. 2, also known as the “Moonlight Sonata”. Completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, it is one of Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano.

  2. Medley – Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras (The Three Tenors)

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    Medley (three tenors)
    Medley (three tenors) – Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras

    A beautiful medley from the legendary three tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras. Songs: Cielito Lindo (Mexico), Ochi Chyornye (Russia), Caminito (Argentina), La Vie En Rose (France), Mattinata (Italy), Amapola (Spain).

  3. Una Furtiva Lagrima – Brownlee, Pavarotti and Caruso Versions

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    Brownlee, Pavarotti and Caruso
    Brownlee, Pavarotti and Caruso

    A beautiful aria, three different times, three great tenors. Lawrence Brownlee (2014), Luciano Pavarotti (1982) and Enrico Caruso (1904) versions of “Una furtiva lagrima” (A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti.

  4. Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Piano: Sofia Vasheruk)

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    Sofia Vasheruk plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1
    Sofia Vasheruk plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1

    Russian concert pianist Sofia Vasheruk (b. 14th of May in 1988) plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Young Pianist Festival in Amsterdam, 24 November 2013. Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO; English, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Stefan Asbury.

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

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    Callas sings Habanera, Hamburg, 1962
    Maria Callas sings “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”.

    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).

  6. Rostropovich Plays Bach’s Cello Suites (Complete)

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    Mstislav Rostropovich plays Bach's Cello Suites
    Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites

    Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, The Six suites for unaccompanied cello, probably the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello.

  7. Boléro (Ravel) – Wiener Philharmoniker

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    Wiener Philharmoniker plays Maurice Ravel's 'Boléro'
    Wiener Philharmoniker plays Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro”. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.

    Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro”, a one-movement orchestral piece, originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.

  8. Maria Callas Sings Habanera From Carmen

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    Maria Callas sings Habanera
    Maria Callas sings Habanera from Georges Bizat’s 1875 opera Carmen.

    Maria Callas – “La Diva” sings Habanera from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. At Covent garden, 1962.

  9. Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Olga Kern)

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    Olga Kern plays Rachmaninoff-Piano-Concerto No. 3 at Carnegie Hall, 2004
    Russian classical pianist Olga Kern plays Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

    Russian classical pianist Olga Kern (Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – whose performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 made her the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years) made her New York City debut in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in May, 2004. Eleven days later she returned to New York to play at Carnegie again, this time on the stage of the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of Carnegie Hall.

  10. Władysław Szpilman, “The Pianist” plays Chopin Nocturne No. 20

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    Chopin - Nocturne No.20 (Władysław Szpilman)
    Władysław Szpilman plays Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C♯ minor.

    Polish pianist and classical composer Władysław Szpilman (widely known as the protagonist of the 2002 Roman Polanski film The Pianist, 5 December 1911 – 6 July 2000) plays Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C♯ minor.

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