Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in February 2015.
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- Vivaldi – Four Seasons
6,025 views in Feb. 2015
Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. These great videos of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are probably some of the best classical music performances on the Internet. Enjoy. The videos are from the DVD named “I Musici”, a film by Anton van Munster.
- Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: André Previn)
4,302 views in Feb. 2015
Widely regarded as one of the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time, the Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn.
- Maria Callas sings “Casta Diva” from Norma (Bellini)
4,096 views in Feb. 2015
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.
- Chopin – Nocturnes (Complete) Piano: Maurizio Pollini
3,067 views in Feb. 2015
Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini plays Chopin nocturnes, 21 short pieces for solo piano written by Frédéric Chopin between 1827 and 1846.
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on the G-String (With original instruments)
2,188 views in Feb. 2015
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.
- Medley – Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras (The Three Tenors)
1,472 views in Feb. 2015
A beautiful medley from the legendary three tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras. Songs: Cielito Lindo (Mexico), Ochi Chyornye (Russia), Caminito (Argentina), La Vie En Rose (France), Mattinata (Italy), Amapola (Spain).
- Una furtiva lagrima – Brownlee, Pavarotti and Caruso versions
1,438 views in Feb. 2015
A beautiful aria, three different times, three great tenors. Lawrence Brownlee (2014), Luciano Pavarotti (1982) and Enrico Caruso (1904) versions of “Una furtiva lagrima” (A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti.
- Plácido Domingo & José Carreras – Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)
1,275 views in Feb. 2015
Plácido Domingo & José Carreras sings “Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)”, for tribute to their friend Luciano Pavarotti. Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugene Kochn.
- Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake (The Kirov Theatre)
1,261 views in Feb. 2015
Probably the best loved classical ballet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” Op. 20. It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. Here the naturally gifted Russian ballet dancer Yulia Makhalina dances the challenging role of Odette/Odile while the part of Prince Siegfried is danced by Igor Zelensky. This classic Kirov production includes the familiar happy ending in the final act where Siegfried fights and ultimately defeats the evil magician von Rothbart and at dawn is reunited with Odette. Artistic director: Oleg Vinogradov.
- Pavarotti sings Nessun dorma (Puccini)
1,215 views in Feb. 2015
Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Milan, at the 1990 FIFA world cup presentation concert.