- Beethoven – Piano Concertos 1-5 (Daniel Barenboim)
In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, these recordings reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim, soloist and conductor.
- Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 (Maria João Pires)
Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Swiss classical pianist Maria João Pires plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. First performed early in 1791, the year of his death, it is Mozart’s last piano concerto. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
- Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Itzhak Perlman)
Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
- Christmas In Vienna (2008) – Full
“Christmas in Vienna” at the Wiener Konzerthaus (2008) with international soloists such as Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
- Władysław Szpilman, “The Pianist” plays Chopin Nocturne No. 20
Polish pianist and classical composer Władysław Szpilman (widely known as the protagonist of the 2002 Roman Polanski film The Pianist, 5 December 1911 – 6 July 2000) plays Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C♯ minor.
- Verdi – Requiem (Karajan, La Scala Orchestra and Chorus Of Milan, Including Pavarotti)
A great and dramatic presentation of Herbert von Karajan conducting La Scala Orchestra and Chorus of Milan with Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto and Nicolai Ghiaurov at an amazing version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem. This 1967 filmed performance is a treasure of classical music.
- 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 conducted by the French orchestral and opera conductor Georges Prêtre.
- Pavarotti sings Ave Maria (Schubert)
The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Franz Schubert’s “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellens Gesang III”, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825, English: “Ellen’s Third Song”), popularly known as “Ave Maria”. From the Three Tenors concert in Los Angeles, 1994.
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Air On The G-string (With Original Instruments)
The second movement, Aria, from Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, performed on original instruments from the time of Bach by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
Air on the G String is German violinist and teacher August Wilhelmj‘s (21 September 1845 in Usingen – 22 January 1908 in London) arrangement of the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.
- The Three Tenors Christmas Concert In Vienna (1999) – Full
The three tenors Christmas concert, recorded live at the opulent Konzerthaus in Vienna, on December 23, 1999, the three most popular male vocalists of the 1990s and early 2000s opera: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras.
This concert was a grand event, with a mix of sacred and popular Christmas songs.
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