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.

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Ravel: Boléro [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.

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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.

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Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky [Grimaud, Abbado]

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Claudio Abbado (26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014), the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs pieces from the Russian composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [The Tempest], Sergei Rachmaninoff [Piano Concerto No. 2], and Igor Stravinsky [The Firebird]. Soloist (piano): Hélène Grimaud [Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2]. Recorded live at the Lucerne Festival in Summer, on 22 August 2008.

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Historia De Un Amor (Guadalupe Pineda with Los Tres Ases)

Famous Mexican singer Guadalupe Pineda and Mexican music trio Los Tres Ases (The Three Aces) sings “Historia De Un Amor” (English: a love story), a song by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Karajan

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55. The symphony marks the beginning of the creative middle-period of the German composer. It is also known as Sinfonia Eroica (Italian), meaning Heroic Symphony in English. It was first performed privately in early August 1804. The first public performance was on 7 April 1805 in Vienna.

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 [Valentina Lisitsa]

Accompanied by the Freiburger Mozart-Orchester (Freiburg Mozart Orchestra), Ukrainian-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Conductor: Michael Erren. Filmed live May 20, 2012, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.

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Beethoven: Für Elise (Ivo Pogorelić)

Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelić plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise” or “Fuer Elise” (English: “For Elise”). Recorded at the Schloss Eckartsau, Vienna in 1987. One of the most delicate and sensitive performances of the famous piece.

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