Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony” (German Pastoral-Sinfonie).
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Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma [1990 recording]
Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Milan, at the 1990 FIFA world cup presentation concert.
Maria Callas sings Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen
Maria Callas, “La Diva” sings Habanera from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. Recorded at Covent Garden in 1962.
Sándor Lakatos plays Csárdás (Monti)
Hungarian violin virtuoso Sándor Lakatos and his Gipsy Band play Csárdás, a composition by Italian composer Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868 – 20 June 1922). Czárdás is actually a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (old Hungarian term for tavern). Monti’s piece is based on that form of folk music, written around …
Leonid Kogan plays Paganini’s Nel cor più non mi sento
A preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan plays Niccolò Paganini’s “Nel cor più non mi sento“. It is actually a soprano aria from act 2 in Giovanni Paisiello’s 1788 opera L’amor contrastato, ossia La molinara, usually known as La molinara. Paganini is one of the composers who wrote variations based on Paisiello’s …
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Sofia Vasheruk]
Accompanied by the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO; English, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra), Russian concert pianist Sofia Vasheruk plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Stefan Asbury. Recorded during the Young Pianist Festival in Amsterdam on 24 November 2013.
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Anna Fedorova)
Accompanied by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie o.l.v., the Ukrainian concert pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 at the opening of the season of Sunday Morning Concerts series at the Great hall of the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Conductor: Martin Panteleev. Recorded on September 1st, 2013. It is one …
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Lawrence Brownlee sings Ah! mes amis
American operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee sings the famous aria “Ah! mes Amis” from Donizetti’s opera “La fille du régiment” (English: The Daughter of the Regiment). London, May 25, 2010. On this evening Brownlee performed songs and arias by composers including Mozart, Duparc, Rossini, Liszt and Donizetti, accompanied by pianist Iain Burnside.
Boléro (Ravel): Wiener Philharmoniker, Dudamel
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro”, a one-movement orchestral piece, originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein. Recorded during the Lucerne Festival on September 18, 2010. Director: Michael Beyer.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Vienna Philharmonic, Gergiev)
Conducted by Valery Gergiev, one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade, Op. 35, a symphonic suite composed in 1888. Recorded during the Salzburg Festival in 2005.