Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in January 2016.
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French classical violinist Renaud Capuçon and the French pianist Frank Braley perform Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano (Violin Sonata No. 2).
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Conducted by the Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (English: The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La mer (i.e. The Sea), an orchestral composition (L 109) by the French composer Claude Debussy. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) on 8 March 2011. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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French classical pianist David Fray plays Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Orchestre de Paris conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Recorded live at the Salle Pleyel, Paris on 8 March 2011. This HD video is published by the EuroArts channel.
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Accompanied the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a piano concerto in three movements and is heavily influenced by jazz, which the French composer had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Recorded in 2009.
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Prizewinning French classical pianist Hélène Tysman plays Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. The piece was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (May 11, 1887 – March 3, 1961), who lost his right arm during World War I. The Orchestra of the University of Music Franz Lizst Weimar, conductor: Prof. Nicolás Pasquet.
Tysman finished her final exam at the Liszt University with this concert. The concert took place at the Neue Weimarhalle on December 8th, 2011.
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Italian Baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, it is originally scored for soprano and alto soloists, here it is sung by the Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth and the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. Orfeo 55 conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann. Recorded at the Château de Fontainebleau, France, April 2014. Video by Ozango / ARTE France. A stunning performance, enjoy!
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A live performance by the Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili at iTunes Festival, September 30, 2014. She played pieces from Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Händel, Ravel and Bach.
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BBC Proms 2011, No. 10, “Spanish Night” (July 22). Compositions by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Manuel de Falla. BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in April 2015. Maria Callas is leading the list.
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