Conducted by the Hungarian conductor and composer Iván Fischer, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (a symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, based at the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in January 2014. Published by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra channel.
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Accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on March 05, 2015. Encore: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, IV. Gigue, Bach.
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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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Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, known as the Resurrection Symphony. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Netherlands conducted by Mariss Jansons & Netherlands Radio Choir conducted by Celso Antunes. Ricarda Merbeth, soprano; Bernarda Fink, mezzo soprano.
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