Top Ten Posts of October 2015

Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in October 2015. “Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1” is still leading the list, but with the different pianist: Daniel Barenboim replaced the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.

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  1. Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta)

    757 views in October 2015

    Daniel Barenboim plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 (1990)
    Daniel Barenboim plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (1990)

    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.

  2. Bach – Goldberg Variations (Aria, Canons and Aria Da Capo) (Guitar: Marco Salcito)

    307 views in October 2015

    Marco Salcito plays J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
    “This is not the first time that Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations have been played on the guitar, but it may be the first time that they have been played on this instrument in the correct key, and without use of overdubbing or extensive transpositions. This has been a labor of love-three years of labor, to be precise – for Marco Salcito, who effected the transcription and played it here.” –Fanfare Magazine, Issue 38:3 (January/February 2015)

    Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, on classical guitar, in the original tone. It is originally a work written for harpsichord and published in 1781, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. Salcito plays Aria, Canons (Canoni) and Aria da Capo in this home recording video (May 2015). It is a very clearly played, brilliant, a virtuoso performance. I especially like the tune of the guitar which is made by the master guitar builder Enzo Guido (Chioggia, Italy).

  3. Bach – Sarabande From Cello Suite No. 5 (Viol: Hille Perl)

    306 views in October 2015

    Hille Perl plays "Sarabande" from Cello Suite No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
    Hille Perl plays “Sarabande” from Cello Suite No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

    German virtuoso performer of the viola da gamba and lirone, Hille Perl plays “Sarabande” from Cello Suite No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

  4. Mario Lanza Sings Ave Maria (Schubert)

    291 views in October 2015

    Mario Lanza sings Ave Maria
    Mario Lanza sings Ave Maria by Franz Schubert.

    The great American tenor with Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings Ave Maria by Franz Schubert. The video is from the 1956 movie “Serenade”.

  5. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Ballet In Two Acts – Full) – Mariinsky Theatre and Gergiev

    237 views in October 2015

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker", from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg
    The famous ballet in two acts, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

    The famous ballet in two acts, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, December 2012. Valery Gergiev: conductor, Vasily Vainonen: choreography, Benjamin Tyrrell: stage and costumes. Enjoy!

    This successful production is recorded exclusively for EuroArts Music (see the sources). The film creates spectacular images of this great ballet production for the viewer. Under the direction of Andreas Morell, this historically unique Nutcracker promises to be a breathtaking experience.

  6. Schumann – Piano Concerto (Khatia Buniatishvili)

    236 views in October 2015

    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.

  7. Beethoven – Romance for Violin And Orchestra No. 2 (Violin: Renaud Capuçon)

    232 views in October 2015

    Renaud Capuçon performs Beethoven's Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2
    Renaud Capuçon performs the Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50.

    French classical violinist Renaud Capuçon performs the Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50, a piece for violin and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven. From the Church of St. Nicolai, Leipzig, Germany: 20 Years Peaceful Revolution – Leipzig commemorates the 9th of October 1989. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra) conducted by Kurt Masur.

  8. Juan Diego Flórez – Bésame Mucho, Cielito Lindo and Granada

    232 views in October 2015

    Juan Diego Flórez sings three Mexican songs with guitar
    Juan Diego Flórez sings three Mexican songs with guitar

    Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings three Mexican songs with guitar: Bésame Mucho, Cielito Lindo and Granada. On the occasion of the Eurovision Song Contest, a matinée was held in the Vienna State Opera on May 17, 2015: “Pop meets Opera”. On stage were opera stars such as Juan Diego Flórez, the ensemble “The Philharmonics” (musicians of the State Opera orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic), last year’s Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst and ESC candidates from various participating countries. Barbara Rett moderated.

  9. Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 (Daniil Trifonov and The Israel Camerata Orchestra)

    227 views in October 2015

    Daniil Trifonov plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23
    Daniil Trifonov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23

    Russian concert pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488) at the 13th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. Israel Camerata Orchestra conducted by Avner Biron. Trifonov won the First Prize.

  10. Ah! Mes Amis (la Fille Du Régiment) – Juan Diego Flórez and Luciano Pavarotti Versions

    224 views in October 2015

    Juan Diego Flórez Ah! mes amis in Vienna, 2007
    Juan Diego Flórez Ah! mes amis in Vienna, 2007

    The best versions of Ah! Mes Amis from Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment. Juan Diego Flórez sings in Vienna (2007), and Luciano Pavarotti version is from 17 February 1972, at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

    La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Donizetti. It was written while the composer was living in Paris, with a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

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