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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Conducted by Edward Gardner, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Rachmaninoff’s last composition. Recorded on December 18, 2011 at the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by the American conductor James Gaffigan, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir) perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Russian: Kolokola), Op. 35, a choral symphony written in 1913. The words are from the heavily onomatopoeic poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)) which was not published until after his death in 1849, and very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont (15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1867 – 23 December 1942). Marina Rebeka, soprano; Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor; Andrei Bondarenko, bass. A High Definition video Published by the Avrotros Klassiek channel.
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