One of the most prominent lute players on the international scene, the Argentine lutenist, guitarist, and theorbist Evangelina Mascardi performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Lute Suite in C minor, BWV 997. Recorded in Mondovì (Cuneo) on 26 February 2021 at the headquarters of the Academia Montis Regalis by Edoardo Lambertenghi and Alma Zeccara. Baroque Lute made …
Conducted by the famous Polish-German conductor Marek Janowski, the Dresdner Philharmonie (Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Frans Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, D 944, known as “The Great”, the final symphony of the composer. The renowned German orchestra celebrated its 150th anniversary with this concert in 2020.
Accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Encore: Gigue from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 3. The performance opened the orchestra’s 2016-17 season.
American actress and coloratura soprano Kathryn Grayson and the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sing Vogliatemi bene, a famous Italian aria from the Act 1 of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera “Madama Butterfly”. From the 1950 MGM musical film “The Toast of New Orleans”.
Accompanied by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, the Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman performs the popular Ralph Vaughn Williams masterpiece “The Lark Ascending”. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky. Recorded at the Concertgebouw (Het Concertgebouw) in Amsterdam on February 26, 2023.
Accompanied by the Nederlands Kamerorkest (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), French classical pianist Alexandre Kantorow performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Concertmaster and musical director: Gordan Nikolić. Recorded on October 12, 2020, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Accompanied by the Israeli pianist Itamar Golan on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Après un rêve, a classical art song composed by French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). It was originally written for voice and piano in 1877, with lyrics by Romain Bussine (1830-1899). The title translates to “After a Dream” in English.
Classical guitarist Marija Agic performs Romance Anónimo, a lovely piece for classical guitar, also known as “Estudio en Mi de Rubira” (Study in E by Rubira), “Spanish Romance”, “Romance de España”, “Romance of the Guitar”, “Romanza” and “Romance d’Amour” among other names.
Russian-born British classical pianist Evgeny Kissin plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Turkish March (Marcia alla turca) at the BBC proms. The popular piano arrangement of the piece was made by the famous Russian pianist and conductor Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894).