Mozart – Symphony No. 30 (Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra)

Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202/186b. Recorded on May 19, 1991, in Tokyo, Japan. Mozart completed this symphony on May 5, 1774, in Salzburg.

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Piazzolla: “Invierno Porteño” for Guitar (Arranged and Performed by Marco Salcito)

Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter), the last (4th) movement of The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as the Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions written by the Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger Ástor Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992). Transcribed, arranged and performed by Marco Salcito.

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Bach – Magnificat (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée)

Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to baroque music, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Emőke Baráth, soprano; Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano; Damien Guillon, countertenor; Patrick Grahl, tenor; Victor Sicard, baritone.
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Mozart – Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K.243 (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest & Groot Omroepkoor)

Conducted by Frieder Bernius, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K.243. Recorded: AVROTROS Friday concert on Friday 24 March 2017, in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. The AVROTROS Friday concert is a concert series of NPO Radio 4 and AVROTROS, in collaboration with NTR, the Stichting Omroep Muziek and TivoliVredenburg. Soloists: Sarah Wegener, soprano; Sophie Harmsen, alto; İlker Arcayürek, tenor; Sebastian Noack, bass. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Gruffydd, Zazzo)

Accompanied by the Cambridge ensemble, Welsh soprano Angharad Gruffydd Jones and the American countertenor Lawrence Zazzo perform Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion. Conductor: Timothy Brown.

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Monti – Csárdás (Claire Arbus, Piano and Maxime Bazerque, saxophone)

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 around 1904 and became very popular, played by almost every gypsy orchestra. This is one of the few good renditions of the piece.

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Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.201 (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra)

Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a. The work was completed on 6 April 1774 and it is one of Mozart’s better known early symphonies along with the Symphony No. 25. Concertmaster: Jelena Ristic, the Serbian violinist. Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 17th of September 2017 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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Vivaldi – “Winter” from The Four Seasons – Lisa Jacobs and The String Soloists

Dutch violin virtuosa Lisa Jacobs and Amsterdam-based ensemble The String Soloists perform “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter”, L’inverno). Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 7th of January 2018 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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Mozart – Symphony No. 27 (Stefano Montanari)

Conducted by Stefano Montanari, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice (Orchestra of the La Fenice Theater) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199/161b. The work is composed in April 1773. Recorded at the Teatro La Fenice – Sale Apollinee in Venice (Venezia).

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