Juan Diego Flórez – Bésame Mucho, Cielito Lindo and Granada

Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings three Mexican songs with guitar: Bésame Mucho, Cielito Lindo and Granada. On the occasion of the Eurovision Song Contest, a matinée was held in the Vienna State Opera on May 17, 2015: “Pop meets Opera”. On stage were opera stars such as Juan Diego Flórez, the ensemble “The […]

José Carreras sings “Hine E Hine”

Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Hine E Hine”, a Māori lullaby written by Princess Te Rangi Pai (Fanny Rose Howie nee Porter) (1868-1916), the New Zealand singer and composer in 1907. The song is in Māori language (an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. Since 1987, it […]

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.

Paco Peña – Santo (Tanguillos)

Santo (Tanguillos) from the Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Peña’s 1991 album Misa Flamenca (English: a Flamenco Mass), which contains Peña’s compositions and his original concept for a flamenco Mass sprang from the desire to unite the Catholic perception of the religious Mass to flamenco musical tradition.

L’Arpeggiata plays Athanasius Kircher’s Tarantella Napoletana, Tono Hypodorico

Conducted by Christina Pluhar, the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata plays Athanasius Kircher’s Tarantella Napoletana, Tono Hypodorico. A really good rendition of the historic piece, enjoy.

“O Sole Mio” from The Three Tenors (1994)

The Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras) sing the famous Neapolitan song “‘O Sole Mio”. From the Three Tenors Los Angeles Concert in 1994. This song is not included in the concert DVD.

Arirang (KBS Symphony Orchestra)

One of the most famous symphony orchestras in South Korea, the KBS Symphony Orchestra plays “Arirang”, a Korean folk song. It is often considered as the unofficial national anthem of Korea, and in December 2012, the song was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity program by UNESCO. KBS Symphony […]

The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube (Alexandrov Ensemble)

“The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube” is a famous Ukrainian folk song. Here it is played and sung by the Russian Alexandrov ensemble (also known as the “Red Army Chorus”). The Alexandrov Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias, and […]