Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto [Paulo Martelli]

Accompanied by the Orquestra Metropolitana, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli performs Guitar Concerto, W501 (piano reduction: W502), a piece for solo guitar and small orchestra written by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. Conductor: Rodrigo Vitta. This performance was recorded on November 13, 2013, at the Serviço Social do …

Carles Trepat Classical Guitar Concert

Spanish classical guitarist Carles Trepat plays pieces from composers like Fernando Sor, Miguel García, Isaac Albéniz, Julián Arcas, and Johann Sebastian Bach. This concert was recorded at the Teatro Colón de A Coruña, Spain, on January 9, 2014. Trepat plays a guitar built by Antonio Torres in 1892.

Gershwin: An American in Paris [Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra, Nejc Bečan]

Conducted by Nejc Bečan, the Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performs George Gershwin‘s jazz-influenced symphonic poem (or tone poem) An American in Paris. Concertmaster (lead violinist): Nejc Avbelj. This performance was recorded during the Gimnazija Kranj Christmas Concert 2016.

Gustav Holst: The Planets [Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Female Choir]

Conducted by Maciej Tarnowsky, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Female Choir perform The Planets, Op. 32, a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst. This performance was recorded at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall on November 27, 2015.

Ennio Morricone: Once Upon A Time In The West [Kropp, Ben-gur Akselrod, NDR Radiophilharmonie]

Conducted by Frank Strobel, the NDR Radiophilharmonie plays the Italian Composer Ennio Morricone‘s soundtrack for “Once Upon a Time in the West”, a classic 1968 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone. Soloists: Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod, soprano; Dieter Kropp, harmonica. Recorded on April 13, 2023, at the Großer Sendesaal of the NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen Broadcasting …

Pavarotti sings Recondita armonia and E lucevan le stelle from “Tosca” [Tokyo, 1989]

The great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Recondita armonia and E lucevan le stelle from Tosca, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Recorded on December 19, 1989, at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Brianda García Álvarez]

Accompanied by the Utrecht Conservatory Orchestra, the Spanish pianist Brianda García Álvarez performs Dmitri Shostakovich‘s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102. Conductor: Néstor Bayona. The piece was composed in 1957 for the 19th birthday of the composer’s son Maxim. This performance was recorded at the J.M. Fentener van Vlissingenzaal, Utrecht, on June …