Freddie De Tommaso sings Nessun Dorma [Puccini]

Accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra, a British orchestra based in London, the British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. This performance is from a recording session for De Tommaso’s 2022 album “Il Tenore” (The Tenor). Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni.

Philippe Hirschhorn plays Sauret Cadenza [Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1]

Latvian virtuoso violinist Philippe Hirschhorn (11 June 1946, Riga – 26 November 1996, Brussels) plays the French violinist and composer Émile Sauret’s (22 May 1852 – 12 February 1920) famous cadenza for the first movement of Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Orchestre National de Belgique conducted by René Defossez. Recorded during the Queen Elisabeth …

Manuel de Falla: Danse Espagnole [Galy, González-Buajasán]

French violinist Manon Galy and the Cuban-born French pianist Jorge González-Buajasán perform Manuel de Falla’s Danse Espagnole (Spanish Dance), originally the Dance from Falla’s 1913 opera La vida breve (Spanish Life is Short or The Brief Life), which was arranged for violin and piano by the Austrian-born American violinist and composer Friedrich “Fritz” Kreisler (February …

2023 Nobel Prize Concert [Soloist: Julia Fischer]

This year’s Nobel Prize Concert brings together world-renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. On 8 December, works by Boccherini, Brahms, and Ravel were performed on the Konserthuset Stockholm stage. The audience also heard a work by the exciting young American composer Gabriella Smith (b. 1991). …