Ravel – Piano Concerto (David Fray)

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.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Makoto Ozone, New York Philharmonic]

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic orchestra, Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.

José Carreras sings Island in the sun

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 …

Ravel: Piano Concerto (Hélène Grimaud)

Accompanied by 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.

Juan Diego Flórez sings “Amapola”

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.

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Piano: Fazıl Say)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Turkish pianist Fazıl Say performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 musical composition for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Miguel Prieto. Recorded live at Alte Oper Frankfurt on January 18 2013.

Domenico Modugno – Il maestro di violino (1976)

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 falls in love with one of his female pupils, and one of the rich ladies in town …