Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings Emmerich Kálmán’s “Heut’ Nacht hab’ ich geträumt von Dir”, The Violet of Montmartre – “This night I dreamed of you”. This marvelous aria is a so-called filler. It’is often embedded in a concert performance of Die Csárdásfürstin (an operetta in 3 acts by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán), because …
Plácido Domingo & José Carreras sing “Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)”, for a tribute to their friend Luciano Pavarotti. Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugene Kochn.
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 with 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.
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.
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:
All-Star Orchestra plays Benjamin Britten‘s “The young person’s guide to the orchestra“. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director & Conductor.