Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1

The Gnossiennes are several piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie (born Éric Alfred Leslie Satie; 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925; he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 in the late 19th century). Satie composed Gnossienne No.1 in 1890, and dedicated it to Alexis Roland-Manuel (22 March 1891 – 1 …

José Carreras sings En Aranjuez con tu Amor

Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “En Aranjuez con tu Amor” in the studio, a song by Alfredo Garcia Segura (1929 – 2003), based on the second part (Adagio) of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. The song title means “In Aranjuez With Your Love” in English. The Angel Orchestra of London, conducted by Michael Reed.

Una furtiva lagrima: Brownlee, Pavarotti, and Caruso versions

A beautiful aria, three different times, three great tenors. Lawrence Brownlee (2016), 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.

Pachelbel’s Canon with period instruments [Voices of Music]

San Francisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major with period instruments. The piece remained forgotten for centuries like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, and was rediscovered only in the 20th century, and became extremely popular.

Netrebko & Garanča sing Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Offenbach’s Barcarolle)

Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko and Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sing German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach’s Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour, commonly known as Offenbach’s Barcarolle. It is a duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano from The Tales of Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach’s final opera The piece is widely regarded as the most famous barcarolle …

Carmen (Bizet), Vienna Opera, 1978 (complete) [Obraztsova, Domingo]

One of the best versions of Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, Vienna Opera, 1978. Carmen, the gypsy girl is played by Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova and Don José, Corporal of Dragoons is played by Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.

Celtic Music for Harp, Flutes, Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra

Two beautiful Celtic pieces for Harp, Flutes, Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra: it is played in Kazan (the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia). Natalia Antonova (harp), Venera Porfirieva (flutes), Eugene Sidorov (oboe), Lilya Akhmetova (violin). Conductor: Anna Gulishambarova. Just close your eyes and listen…