Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 [Maxim Vengerov]

Accompanied by the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77. Conductor: Thomas Sanderling, a Shostakovich specialist, and principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra. Recorded at the at Arnold Kats State Concert Hall, Novosibirsk, on September 3, 2019.

Ravel: Boléro [Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Léon, Thierry Fischer]

Conducted by Thierry Fischer, a Spanish symphony orchestra based in Valladolid, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Léon performs Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro”, a one-movement orchestral piece, originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960). Recorded on August 18, 2023, at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 [Yuja Wang]

Accompanied by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. This performance was recorded on September 8, 2019, at the Palace Hall (Sala Palatului), Bucharest, Romania, during the George Enescu Festival.

Pavarotti sings Non Ti Scordar di Me at the Madison Square Garden, New York [1987]

Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me), a song composed by the Italian composer Ernesto De Curtis (October 4, 1875- December 31, 1937) with lyrics written by the Italian lyricist Domenico Furnò (1892-1983). Recorded during a concert at the Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1987. New …

The Three Tenors London 1996 Concert [Full, Remastered Video and Audio]

The most celebrated operatic singing trio of the late 1990s and early 2000s, The Three Tenors‘ 1996 London concert. The concert took place at Wembley Stadium, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the famous tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras. Conductor: James Levine.

Monti: Csárdás [Alana Youssefian, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American violinist Alana Youssefian performs Csárdás by the Italian composer Vittorio Monti. Written around 1904, Monti’s piece is based on a traditional Hungarian form of folk music and became very popular, played by almost every gypsy orchestra. Recorded during Voice of Music’s 2018 December …

Pavarotti sings Chitarra Romana at the Madison Square Garden, New York [1987]

Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Chitarra Romana (which means “Roman Guitar”), a 1934 Italian folk song composed by the Italian composer Eldo Di Lazzaro (21 February 1902 – 29 November 1968) with lyrics by the Italian lyricist Bruno Cherubini (1897-1947) and Eldo Di Lazzaro. Recorded during a concert at the Madison Square Garden, New …

Mario Lanza sings “Drink, Drink, Drink” [From the 1954 film The Student Prince]

The legendary American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Drink, drink, drink”, a spirited tenor aria from the operetta “The Student Prince,” which premiered in 1924. The operetta itself, with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly, is based on Wilhelm Meyer-Förster’s play “Old Heidelberg.” In this …