Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 [Gautier Capuçon, Michel Dalberto]

Accompanied by pianist Michel Dalberto, Gautier Capuçon plays Sicilienne, Op. 78, a short work by Gabriel Fauré, composed in 1893. It was originally an orchestral piece, written for a theatrical production that was abandoned. In 1898, Fauré arranged the unperformed music as a work for cello and piano.

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 [Gautier Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros]

Accompanied by pianist Jérôme Ducros, Gautier Capuçon plays Sicilienne, Op. 78, a short work by Gabriel Fauré, composed in 1893. It was originally an orchestral piece, written for a theatrical production that was abandoned. In 1898, Fauré arranged the unperformed music as a work for cello and piano.

Pavarotti sings Serenata [Mascagni] at the Central Park in 1993

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Serenata, a song composed by Pietro Mascagni, an Italian composer best known for his operas, particularly “Cavalleria Rusticana.” “Serenata” is part of his collection of art songs and showcases his talent for creating beautiful, expressive melodies. This performance was recorded during a concert at New York’s Central Park …

Pavarotti sings Pourquoi me réveiller [Massenet] at the Central Park in 1993

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Pourquoi me réveiller, one of the most famous and emotionally charged arias from Jules Massenet’s opera “Werther”, during a concert at New York’s Central Park on June 28, 1993. New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leone Magiera. More than 500,000 listeners gathered for Pavarotti’s free performance on that …

Elgar: Serenade for Strings [Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra]

Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra) performs Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20, a piece for string orchestra in three short movements. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday concert on October 28, 2016, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead [Netherlands Philharmonic, Lorenzo Viotti]

Conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, a symphonic poem inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting, Isle of the Dead, which the composer saw in a black-and-white reproduction in Paris in 1907. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concerto on October 20, 2023, at …

Gustav Holst: The Planets [Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Female Choir]

Conducted by Maciej Tarnowsky, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Female Choir perform The Planets, Op. 32, a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst. This performance was recorded at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall on November 27, 2015.

Pavarotti sings Recondita armonia and E lucevan le stelle from “Tosca” [Tokyo, 1989]

The great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Recondita armonia and E lucevan le stelle from Tosca, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Recorded on December 19, 1989, at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.