Conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen, the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Recorded on October 3, 2010, at the Royal Concertgebouw te Amsterdam (Royal Concert Building of Amsterdam).
Moscow-based State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, sometimes known in English as the Russian State Symphony Orchestra) plays Georgy Sviridov’s “Romance”, from his “The Blizzard, musical illustrations after Pushkin (1975)”, that were originally written for the eponymous 1964 film based on the short story from Alexander Pushkin’s The Tales of the Late …
American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sings “Granada”, the famous Mexican song about the Spanish city of Granada, written in 1932 by Agustín Lara. From the 1952 movie “Because You’re Mine“.
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 …
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.
Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes plays “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. Recorded in Japan in 1980.
Conducted by Horst Sohm, the Copernicus Chamber Orchestra performs Tomaso Albinoni‘s Adagio in G Minor. Recorded in a live concert during the Festival de Musica de L’Escala, 2011.
Accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE (Radio Televisión Española Symphony Orchestra), Spanish guitarist Narciso Yepes performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre (English translation: Fantasia for a Gentleman). Conductor: Odón Alonso. Recorded in Madrid in 1991. A beautiful interpretation of the piece. Yepes is using his ten-string guitar in this performance.
Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (6 June 1903 – 1 May 1978). The “Waltz” is from the 1944 Masquerade Suite based on the Mikhail Lermontov play of the same name. Here André Anichanov conducts the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in this performance on the 1997 Naxos album.
Anda Jaleo is probably the best remembered and the most frequently performed song of the many Spanish canciones (songs) compiled, arranged, recorded, and popularized by Federico García Lorca and La Argentinita. Here is the Teresa Berganza & Narciso Yepes version of the song: