Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson sing Vogliatemi bene

American actress and coloratura soprano Kathryn Grayson and the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sing Vogliatemi bene, a famous Italian aria from the Act 1 of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera “Madama Butterfly”. From the 1950 MGM musical film “The Toast of New Orleans”.

Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma at the Madison Square Garden, New York [1987]

Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Recorded during a concert at the Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1987. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emerson Buckley.

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 [Yunchan Lim]

Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Recorded during the Final Round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 17, 2022, where Lim won the gold medal and became …

Bizet/Waxman/Kugel: Carmen Fantasie [Dana Zemtsov & Anna Fedorova]

Violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova perform Carmen Fantasie, part of Franz Waxman’s score to the 1946 movie Humoresque, arranged for viola and piano by the Ukrainian violist and composer Michael Kugel. Recorded during the Afternoon concert at the International Chamber Music Festival 2021 on July 1, 2021, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Yuja Wang]

Accompanied by the Austrian chamber orchestra Camerata Salzburg, the Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Recorded during the Salzburger Festspiele on August 12, 2016.

Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 [Kalnciema: organ, Circenis: clarinet]

Latvian organist Liene Andreta Kalnciema and clarinetist Mārtiņš Circenis perform Gymnopédie No. 1, the first of the three piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925). This performance was recorded live on the great Walcker organ (1883) at Riga Cathedral in Latvia in 2019. Assistant: Arnold …

Kern/Harbach: Yesterdays from Roberta [Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano]

Accompanied by the English-Italian conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Yesterdays, a 1933 song about nostalgia composed by Jerome Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) with lyrics by Otto Harbach (August 18, 1873 – January 24, 1963). The song was written for Roberta, a musical based on …