Claire Arbus (Piano) and Maxime Bazerque (saxophone) perform Csárdás, a very famous composition by the 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 …
Two versions of the anonymous Venezuelan folk song Montilla. The first version is from Christina Pluhar and the L’arpeggiata, singer: Luciana Mancini. The second version is performed by the Chilean group Inti-Illimani Histórico, from their 2006 album titled “Esencial”.
Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger Astor Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneón, Guitar and String Orchestra (“Hommage à Liege”). Orchestre de Paris conducted by Alondra de la Parra. Soloists: Richard Galliano (Bandoneón), Yamandu Costa (Guitar).
Accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Kawa no Nagare no Yō ni”, meaning “Like the Flow of the River”, by the Japanese composer Akira Mitake (born 1956). Lyrics by Yasushi Akimoto (born 1958), the Japanese record producer, lyricist and television writer. Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
Accompanied by Vienna Symphony Orchestra, José Carreras sings Alfonsina y el mar, a beautiful song composed by the famous Argentine composer, pianist and music director Ariel Ramírez. Lyrics by Félix Luna, the prominent Argentine writer, lyricist and historian. Published by EuroArts channel.
Accompanied by Das Kölner Rundfunk-Orchester, the Argentine tango composer, bandoneón player and arranger Astor Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) performs his own Bandoneón Concerto “Aconcagua”. Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg.
Spanish tenor José Carreras sings Quando sento que mi ami (When you tell me that you love me), a song written by the Catalan singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat (b. 1943). Carreras and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra perform at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Published by the EuroArts channel.
The legendary Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti sings Agustín Lara’s Granada, a song about the Spanish city of Granada written in 1932 by the Mexican composer. Conductor: Leone Magiera, the Italian pianist, and conductor. He was Luciano Pavarotti’s childhood friend and was his piano accompanist and the preferred conductor.
The “Little Orchestra” from Portland, Oregon; Pink Martini performs Malagueña. Written in 1928 by the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona’s Suite Andalucia. Live in Portland, 2006.
Accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, famous Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Midnight in Moscow” (A la luz de luna azul). Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Carreras and Vienna Symphony’s “Around the World” concert.