The legendary American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Vesti La Giubba”, a famous tenor aria from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s 1892 opera Pagliacci (Clowns). From “For the First Time”, Lanza’s final film, was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1959.
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Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe [Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt]
Danish oboist Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt performs the Italian composer Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe”, the main theme for the 1986 film The Mission directed by Roland Joffé. With the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, January 10, 2009.
Mario Lanza and Luisa Di Meo sing “Arrivederci Roma”
The great American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza and Luisa Di Meo (the little girl) sing “Arrivederci Roma” (Goodbye Rome), from the 1958 Italian-American musical film “Seven Hills of Rome”. It was Lanza’s penultimate film. The composer of the song, Renato Rascel (27 April 1912 – 2 January 1991) also played …
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Mike Batt: Caravans Theme [Live at Cadogan Hall, 2010]
Conducted by Mike Batt, the Secret Symphony Orchestra plays Batt’s “Main Theme” to the 1978 film “Caravans”, a 1978 Iranian-American film directed by James Fargo based on the novel by James A. Michener. Recorded at Cadogan Hall, London, in May 2010.
Juan Diego Flórez sings Amapola
Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings “Amapola”, a 1924 song by Cádiz-born composer José María Lacalle García (later Joseph Lacalle). Recorded at the Latino Inaugural, on January 20, 2013, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., USA.
Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner sing “You Belong To My Heart” from the movie “Mr. Imperium”
Italian bass Ezio Pinza sings “You Belong To My Heart” with Lana Turner, the American film and television actress. From the 1951 romantic musical drama film “Mr. Imperium” (UK title: “You Belong To My Heart”).
Plácido Domingo & José Carreras: Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)
Plácido Domingo & José Carreras sing “Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)”, for a tribute to their friend Luciano Pavarotti. Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugene Kochn.
Schindler’s List Main Theme (Cello: Tina Guo)
Chinese cellist Tina Guo plays the Main Theme of Schindler’s List; a 1993 American historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. Tina Guo, Cello; Bryan Pezzone, Piano. Director of Photography: Joel Moody; Director, Producer, Editor: Tina Guo.
Sviridov: Romance (State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia)
Moscow-based State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, sometimes known in English as the Russian State Symphony Orchestra) plays Georgy Sviridov’s “Romance”, from his “The Blizzard, musical illustrations after Pushkin (1975)”, that were originally written for the eponymous 1964 film based on the short story from Alexander Pushkin’s The Tales of the Late …
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Eleni Karaindrou – Adagio
“Adagio” (Father’s Theme) by the Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, from the Theo Angelopoulos movie “Landscape in the Mist” (1988). She is best known for scoring the films of director Theo Angelopoulos. Oboe: Vangelis Christopoulos. Concert Hall of Athens (March 27, 2005).