“Milonga” is probably the best-known work of the Argentine guitarist and composer Jorge Cardoso. I first listened to it on a CD titled “Latin American Guitar Festival” while I was working as a tonmeister at a radio station, in 1997.
The “king” Luciano Pavarotti sings “La donna è mobile” as Il Duca di Mantova in the screen movie “Rigoletto” (1983) based on Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera with the same name (1851).
One of the most beautiful pieces of Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-Major, RV 93. Antonio Vivaldi wrote many concertos for various instruments, including lute and mandolin. This Concerto in D major for Lute and Orchestra has been transcribed for guitar. It remains one of the finest examples of […]
Ahhh, Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. The great videos below, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, from “I Musici“, a film by Anton van Munster, probably one of the best classical/baroque music performances on the Internet. Enjoy.
Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is from Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is from Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is from Australian classical guitarist John Williams.
The Second Waltz of Dmitri Shostakovich is a Music to the 1955 Soviet feature film “The First Echelon“. It is actually only the “Waltz” (eighth movement) from The First Echelon (suite from the film score), Op. 99a. Its popular name is coming from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a […]
Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter, the Münchener Bach-Orchester performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-1051). The Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046-1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works. They considered masterful examples of the balance between assorted groups of […]
One of the best versions of Gioachino Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” from “The Barber of Seville”. Sung by the British baritone, actor, and opera singer John Rawnsley. “Largo al factotum” (Make way for the factotum) is an aria from The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) by Gioachino Rossini, sung at the first entrance […]
Three versions of the famous Neapolitan song “O Sole Mio”: Enrico Caruso, Jussi Björling, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Asturias (Leyenda) is a musical work written by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. It was originally written for the piano and set in the key of G minor, and first published in Barcelona, by Juan Bta. Pujol & Co., in 1892 as the prelude of a three-movement set entitled Chants d’Espagne. Here it is played […]