Schubert – Three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano (Fleming, Abbado)

American operatic soprano Renée Fleming sings three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano by Franz Schubert. Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. Live recording from the Lucerne Festival, 2005.

Beethoven: Egmont Overture (Vienna Philharmonic and Thielemann)

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker) plays the Overture of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont, Op. 84, a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832). Conductor: Christian Thielemann.

Pavarotti at Hyde Park (1991)

On July 30, 1991, Luciano Pavarotti has given a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. A crowd of more than 100,000 stood in the rain to watch and listen to the great Luciano.