- Bach – Sonata For Violin And Harpsichord No. 4 (Menuhin, Gould)
Widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, American-born violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin and the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017. It is the fourth of Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014–1019, probably compiled in Cöthen (1717–1723), and revived with a few modifications to the last two sonatas in Leipzig in the last decades of the composer’s life.
- La Carpinese – L’arpeggiata and Marco Beasley
The early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese, from the 2002 album “La Tarantella”. Dance: Anna Dego. Conductor: Christina Pluhar. Live performance at Versailles, 2004.
- Maria Callas Sings Habanera From Carmen (Bizet), Hamburg 1962
Maria Callas sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (English: Love is a rebellious bird), popularly known as “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “”Carmen”. Hamburg, 1962. North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra, German: Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, or NDR Sinfonieorchester) conducted by the French orchestral and opera conductor Georges Prêtre (born 14 August 1924).
- Chopin – Ballade No. 1 (Valentina Lisitsa)
Ukrainian-American classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23. It is the first of Chopin’s four ballades for solo piano, composed between 1831 and 1842.
- Maria Callas Sings Casta Diva From Norma (Bellini)
Maria Callas sings “Casta Diva” from Norma, Vincenzo Bellini’s 1831 opera in two acts. Paris, 1958. The opera is regarded as a leading example of the bel canto genre and a major soprano aria, “Casta diva”, in act 1, is one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. Maria Callas was a notable Norma of the post-war period.
- Daniel Barenboim Plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Complete)
Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. Recorded in 1983.
- Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 (Pollini)
Accompanied by the Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala, Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
- Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 2 (Maxim Vengerov)
Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K. 211. Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maxim Vengerov.
- Ravel – La Valse (Khatia Buniatishvili)
Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Maurice Ravel’s La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (a choreographic poem for orchestra).
- Schumann – Piano Concerto (Khatia Buniatishvili)
Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi. Rheingau Musik Festival 2012 Wiesbaden, Kurhaus; August 23, 2012.
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