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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Gerard Drozd: Five Poetical Sketches op. 163 (Csáki) and Variations on a theme of Sor op. 59 (Eclisses Guitar Quartet)

Two beautiful guitar pieces by Gerard Drozd. Five Poetical Sketches op. 163, performed by the Hungarian classical guitarist András Csáki, and Variations on a theme of Sor op. 59, performed by Quatuor Éclisses (Eclisses Guitar Quartet). Both pieces recorded live at the Gliwice Guitar Festival. Enjoy.

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Bach – Christmas Oratorio (Gardiner)

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.
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Christmas in Vienna 2016 (Complete Concert)

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.
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Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings (Metamorphose String Orchestra)

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.

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Mozart – Symphony No. 40 (Kammerorchester Basel)

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.

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Pavarotti sings Una furtiva lagrima

The legendary Luciano Pavarotti sings “Una furtiva lagrima” (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.

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