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Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto

Accompanied by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, young Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto in C Major (RV 443) (G major transposition for soprano recorder). Music director and conductor: Anne Manson, concertmaster: Karl Stobbe. Recorded on April 27, 2016.

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Yenne Lee plays Autumn Leaves

South Korean classical guitarist Yenne Lee plays Autumn Leaves, a popular song and jazz standard composed by the Hungarian-born French composer Joseph Kosma (22 October 1905 – 7 August 1969) with lyrics by Jacques Prévert. Lee is playing a 2004 Pepe Romero Jr. classical guitar in cedar and maple. This performance is recorded at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA.

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Alice Sara Ott)

Accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, German-Japanese classical pianist Alice Sara Ott performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Mikko Franck. Live recording on January 27th, 2018, in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris).

Encore: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59, Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise”, one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.

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Argerich performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major

Accompanied by the Orchestre National de France, Argentine classical concert pianist Martha Argerich performs Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine. Live recording on October 5th, 2017 in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris).

The piece was composed between 1929 and 1931. It is in three movements and is heavily influenced by jazz, which the French composer had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928.

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Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Adrian Brendle, Edward Gardner)

Accompanied by the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, German pianist Adrian Brendle performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

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Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons – Cynthia Freivogel and Voices of Music

San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, who specialized in both baroque and modern violin, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” (L’Estate, RV 315) from the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni). The piece was performed on original period instruments.

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Mozart – Symphony No. 28 (Koopman)

Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k. Recorded in 1991. The exact composition date of the symphony is unknown, but it is one of Mozart’s Salzburg-era symphonies (1771-1777). It was probably composed in 1773 or 1774.

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