Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (German: Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV 248. Soloists: Claron McFadden: soprano, Katharine Fuge: soprano, Christoph Genz: tenor, Bernarda Fink: alto, Dietrich Henschel: bass. This performance is recorded at the beautiful church where this work was originally performed – HerderkircheNotes 1 in Weimar, Germany. Published by the EuroArts channel. Continue reading “Bach – Christmas Oratorio (Gardiner)”
Christmas in Vienna 2016: the complete concert, produced and broadcast by the ORF. Soloists: Angela Denoke (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (soprano), Noah Stewart (tenor), Günter Haumer (baritone). Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), Wiener Singakademie (chorus of Vienna Singing Academy) and ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna). Conductor: Erwin Ortner. Continue reading “Christmas in Vienna 2016 (Complete Concert)”
Conducted by Pavel Lyubomudrov, the Metamorphose String Orchestra (based in Minsk, Belarus) performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48. An HD video published by the Halidon Music channel.
Conducted by Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, the Kammerorchester Basel (the Basel Chamber Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550. Recorded on January 22, 2017. Film: Thomas Märki, sound: Joël Cormier. Published by the Hochrhein Musikfestival channel.
The legendary Luciano Pavarotti sings “Una furtivalagrima” (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts. The opera premiered on 12 May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.
Twice Olympic gold medalist German figure skater Katarina Witt’s exceptional performance with Habanera in Carmen on Ice, a 1990 dance film with a choreography for figure skaters made in Germany. The music of the film is based on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, in an orchestral version arranged especially for this film.
Conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34. Recorded during “Europe Open Air” by hr-Sinfonieorchester and European Central Bank at Weseler shipyard, Frankfurt on 24 August 2017. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
Conducted by Jakub Hrůša, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Dutch abbreviation RFO) plays “Also sprach Zarathustra” (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra), a tone poem composed by Richard Strauss in 1896. Recorded in 2013 at Vredenburg, Utrecht.