Accompanied by the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), famous Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Island in the sun”, a song written by the American singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte (b. 1927) and the American songwriter Irving Burgie (b. 1924, better known as Lord Burgess), and performed by Harry Belafonte for the 1957 film Island in the Sun and on his 1957 album Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean. Performed at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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The legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo and his son, Plácido Domingo Jr. in duet sing “Perhaps Love”. The closing of the ITunes Festival 2014 at Roundhouse, London.
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Juan Diego Flórez, the Peruvian operatic tenor sings “Amapola”, a 1924 song by Cádiz-born composer José María Lacalle García (later Joseph Lacalle). At the Latino Inaugural, on January 20, 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., USA.
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A beautiful version of the famous Neapolitan song “‘O Sole Mio”, sung by Mario Lanza, the American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The clip is from the 1959 film “For the First Time”, which was the last film that Mario Lanza made.
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Natalia is a short but beautiful instrumental piece from the 1969 album “Le Métèque” of Georges Moustaki (May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013), the famous Egyptian-French singer-songwriter of Italo-Greek origin.
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A famous song from Domenico Modugno’s 1976 film “Il maestro di violino” (The violin teacher). The violin maestro Giovanni Russo (Domenico Modugno) teaches violin at the Perugia conservatory. He is loved by all. Young people admire him. He fells in love with one of his female pupils, and one of the rich ladies in town loves him. Later we learn that he was a great concert soloist and had to give up his career because of untimely death of his wife Jene Anderson, nipped by alcohol abuse.
The film was shot in three countries: in Italy in Perugia, in Israel in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and in the United Kingdom in London. Starring Domenico Modugno (1928-1994) and Rena Niehaus (1954-).
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The most realistic and accurate version of the all-time pirate tune “Dead Man’s Chest” (also known as Fifteen Men On The Dead Man’s Chest or Derelict).
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Japanese recording artist and composer Kitarō performs main theme of the NHK Tokushu documentary series “Silk Road”.
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Splendor in the Grass is a beautiful song written by Alex Marashian and Thomas Lauderdale in the fourth full-length album with the same name from the band Pink Martini.
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The innovative engineers of “The Fun Theory” have installed an interactive playful musical stairway into the Odenplan underground station of Stockholm, Sweden. The result is: 60% more people than normal chose the “piano stairs” over the escalator.
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