Accompanied by the Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic”, Elizaveta Bushueva performs Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 74. Conductor: Sergey Tararin. Recorded at the Moscow International House of Music, Svetlanov Hall on February 3, 2011.
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra), German violinist Julia Fischer performs Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36. A 1972 recording of the piece.
Mexican tenor Javier Camarena Ah! Mes Amis from Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment at the Vocalis México – International Vocal Academy and Festival. Teatro Obrero – Zamora, Michoacán, September 3, 2012.
Australian dramatic coloratura soprano Joan Sutherland and the Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti sing “Parigi, o Cara” (Paris, o dear) from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “La Traviata”. Sutherland & Pavarotti Gala Concert in the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House in 1983 with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge.
A duet by Luciano Pavarotti and Mario Lanza: they sing “Lamento di Federico”, “È la solita storia del pastore“, a famous aria taken from Act II of the opera L’arlesiana by Francesco Cilea. Well, they are not actually singing together, but the two different versions have been mixed together wonderfully and the result is the …
Maria Callas’ complete concert at Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), London. November 4, 1962. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, conductor: Georges Prêtre.
Ivo Pogorelić (Pogorelich) plays the 1st movement (Grave – Doppio movimento) of Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35. International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (Poland), 1980.
A very beautiful rendition of “The Flower Duet” (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais), a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé, where the two singers’ voices perfectly complement each other. Lakmé: Sumi Jo (soprano), Mallika: Ah-Kyung Lee (mezzo-soprano). Philharmonic Orchestra Seoul, Conductor: Francesco Colombo.
Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)’s New Year’s Concert in 1987. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Guest singer: Kathleen Battle (soprano).