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Sergei Prokofiev – Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60) : great compositions/performances


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Sergei Prokofiev – Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60)

Title of Composition: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Created in: 1933
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor: Andre Previn
Recorded in: 1986

The CD is available for purchase at either Arkivmusic:
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/a…

Or at Amazon (MP3 is also available):
http://www.amazon.com/Prokofiev-Alexa…

The CD also includes Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78, a cantata that’s also composed by Prokofiev.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lieutenant Kijé[1] (Russian: Поручик Киже, Poruchik Kizhe) is the score composed by Sergei Prokofiev for the 1934 Soviet film Lieutenant Kijé directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer based on the novel of the same title by Yury Tynyanov.

Movements

The suite, in five movements broadly follows the plot of the movie:[2]

  1. Kijé’s Birth. A clerk, while writing out the morning orders for his Imperial majesty Tsar Paul, miscopies two words, creating a Lieutenant “Kijé”. The Tsar learns of his “existence”, and issues numerous orders concerning him. The palace administrators have no choice but to carry them out.
  2. Romance. The fictional lieutenant falls in love.
  3. Kijé’s Wedding. Since the Tsar prefers his heroic soldiers to be married, the administrators concoct a fake wedding.
  4. Troika.
  5. Kijé’s Burial. The administrators finally rid themselves of the non-existent lieutenant by saying he has died.

Première

1937, Paris

Instrumentation

Baritone voice (sometimes performed as tenor saxophone).

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, tenor saxophone (sometimes performed on bassoon), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 percussionists (cymbals, sleigh bells, triangle, bass drum, snare drum, tambourine), harp, piano or/and celeste, and strings.

 

 

Brahms-Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major Op. 100: make music part of your life series


Brahms-Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major Op. 100

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Isaac Stern: violin-Myra Hess: piano-Live-Edinburgh-1960

Nocturne – Antonin Dvořák Nocturne In B, Op. 40, B 48 (make music part of your life series)


Antonin Dvořák: Nocturne In B, Op. 40, B 48
Bernhard Güller: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Moonlight Classics

make music part of your life series: Vittorio Monti – Csardas by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet


make music part of your life series: Vittorio Monti – Csardas by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet

Vittorio Monti : “Csardas”, “Czardas” for violin and piano
Clara Cernat, violin
Thierry Huillet, piano
Piano part : Thierry Huillet’s improvisations
Video directed by Nicolas KAUFFMANN
Sound engineer : Jérôme HALLAY

Links:

http://www.pianoviolon.com/

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Vittorio Monti

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868 – 20 June 1922) was an Italian composer, violinist, mandolinist and conductor. His most famous work is his Csárdás, written around 1904 and played by almost every gypsy orchestra.

Monti was born in Naples, where he studied violin and composition at the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella. Around 1900 he received an assignment as the conductor for the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris, where he wrote several ballets and operettas, for example, Noël de Pierrot. He also wrote a method for mandolin Petite Méthode pour Mandoline, 98049, in which he included some of his own works, Perle Brillante, Dans Una Gondola, and Au Petit Jour. There were also works by F. Paolo Tosti.[1]

Audiobook : A Course in Miracles – Part 1 (“…a universal theology is imposible but a universal experience is posible!…”)


Audiobook : A Course in Miracles – Part 1 (follow the other audiobooks in the playlist)

Published on Dec 8, 2013

The introduction to the book contains the following summary:

  1. Nothing real can be threatened.
  1. Nothing unreal exists.
  1. Herein lies the peace of God.

MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Antonín Dvořák – Czech Suite, Op. 39


Antonín DvořákCzech Suite, Op. 39

Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

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Legendary Performances: Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 – Furtwängler, BPO, 1953 (Remastered 2012)


 

Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 – Furtwängler, BPO, 1953 (Remastered 2012)

 

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Symphonies of Robert Schumann
Legendary Recordings LR002
Download this CD here- http://www.abbajustlikethat.comyr.com…
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 (Revised 1851 version)
1. First Movement – Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft 11:51
2. Second Movement – Romanze: Ziemlich langsam 05:20
3. Third Movement – Scherzo: Lebhaft 05:55
4. Fourth Movement – Langsam; Lebhaft 8:01
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Studio Recording, Berlin, May 14, 1953

Restoration notes -

Portrait of Wilhelm Furtwängler by Emil Orlik

Portrait of Wilhelm Furtwängler by Emil Orlik (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Widely considered to be the greatest recording of Schumann’s 4th symphony ever made, it is quite fortunate then that the original audio was quite good to begin with. I focused on reducing the harsh edge on the violins, trying to make them sound more natural, and giving a more rounded sound to the orchestra. The result is fantastic.

Audio Restored and Remastered by Rudolf Ondrich, 12-13 October 2012.

 

 

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Voces8 performs ‘Maria’ from West Side Story



International award winning a cappella octet, Voces8 performs ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. The arrangement was written especially for Voces8 by Composer in Residence, Jim Clements and was recorded live in Spain in November 2007.

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Only The Heart Knows – Chris Geith



Find more beautiful instrumental music by Chris Geith:

 

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Romanian Folk Dances – Bela Bartok (orchestral version)



Tom Van den Eynde conducting the Chamber Orchestra Mechelen in the Romanian Folk Dances of Bela Bartok (Jocul Cu Bâta, Brâul, Pe Loc, Buciumeana, Poarga Româneascâ & Mâruntel). 
Live recording 2 october 2011 Culturel Center Mechelen.

The belgian born conductor Tom Van den Eynde (1980) studied classical guitar, violin, piano, harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatory of Mechelen. When he was fifteen he started taking private conducting lessons with Silveer Van den broeck. 
At the age of eighteen, he went to the Netherlands (Maastricht & Rotterdam) to continue his musical studies : orchestral conducting with Sir Jan Stulen and classical guitar with Cees Dirkx. After three years, he finished his guitar studies as a teaching and performing musician. 

In June 2000, he conducted the Dutch première of Previns « Concerto for guitar and orchestra ». In September 2000, he also assisted his present teacher Jan Stulen in « Le jongleur the Notre-Dame », a church opera of Peter Maxwell Davies which was broadcasted by the Dutch radio and television. 

Tom joined in July 2001 the Wiener Meisterkurse with Sir Salvador Mas Conde. There he was one of the few applicants to conduct the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria) at the final concert in Vienna. 

One year later, he conducted the Orquestra Sinfónica del Vallès in Barcelona during the International Conducting Course Igualada with maestro Antoni Ros Marba (July 2002). 

In August 2002, Tom made his debut with the Brabant Orchestra (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) conducting the Franck Symphony during the final concert of a masterclass with maestro Marc Soustrot. A year later, he conducted this orchestra for a second time in a Beethoven program. 

Tom also have been conducting the Dutch Promenade Orchestra (Amsterdam) in concert for several times. 

From 1998 till 2003, Tom was serving as assistant-conductor of the Flemish Symphony Orchestra. In November 2003, he finished his conducting studies at the Conservatory of Maastricht by conducting the University Orchestra of Louvain (Belgium) in “Harold in Italy” (Berlioz) and Symphony n°9 “From the New World” (Dvorak). 

In april 2004 he founded the Mechels Chamber Orchestra. It is a semi-professional orchestra of 35 musicians. In a short time, Tom raised this orchestra into a high level. Many international soloists as André De Groote (piano), Luc Tooten (cello), Marc Tooten (viola), Olsi Leka (cello), Jean-Luc Votano (clarinet), etc, have been working together with the orchestra and praised the orchestra for their enthousiasm and precise playing. 

In august 2007 Tom made his first CD recording in Slovak Republic. Together with guitarist Wim Brioen and recording engineer Jaroslav Stranavksi (Brilliant Classics), he made a recording of three excellent flemish guitar concerto’s. For this opportunity, Tom conducted the Slovak State Chamber Orchestra of Zilina.

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Ruggiero RICCI plays WIENIAWSKI Scherzo-Tarantelle Op.16 – 1980


Henryk Wieniawski ( July 10, 1835 Lublin, Cong...

Henryk Wieniawski ( July 10, 1835 Lublin, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – March 31, 1880 Moscow) was a Polish composer and violinist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henryk WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo-Tarantelle, in G minor Op.16 (1855)
Ruggiero RICCI, violin – Joanna Gruenberg, piano (rec: 1980)
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full CDhttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 – Furtwängler, BPO, 1953 (Remastered 2012)



Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Symphonies of Robert Schumann
Legendary Recordings LR002
Download this CD here – http://www.abbajustlikethat.comyr.com…
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 (Revised 1851 version)
1. First Movement – Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft 11:51
2. Second Movement – Romanze: Ziemlich langsam 05:20
3. Third Movement – Scherzo: Lebhaft 05:55
4. Fourth Movement – Langsam; Lebhaft 8:01
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Studio Recording, Berlin, May 14, 1953

Restoration notes -

Wilhelm Furtwängler (timbre Berlin-Ouest / Bri...

Wilhelm Furtwängler (timbre Berlin-Ouest / Briefmarke Westberlin) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Widely considered to be the greatest recording of Schumann’s 4th symphony ever made, it is quite fortunate then that the original audio was quite good to begin with. I focused on reducing the harsh edge on the violins, trying to make them sound more natural, and giving a more rounded sound to the orchestra. The result is fantastic.

Audio Restored and Remastered by Rudolf Ondrich, 12-13 October 2012.”

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Schubert – Notturno in E flat major, Op. 148, D. 897



Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Notturno in E flat major, Op. 148, D. 897

Written c. 1827.

Suk Trio:
Josef Suk, violin
Jan Panenka, piano
Josef Chuchro, cello

Recorded in 1964. Re-release from 1979.

ClassicalRecords is a Youtube channel where I upload some excellent performances from the LPs in my collection. I’m uploading these LPs because they are either not available on CD, out of print on CD, or just difficult to find.

 

Henryk Wieniawski Scherzo Tarantelle Op. 16 Igor Oistrakh – violin, Inna Kallegorskaya – piano



… from CD album attached to a book “Henryk Wieniawski. Klasyka na CD” [Henryk Wieniawski. Classics on CD]. Recorded in 1952 by Radio Merkury and published by Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society in 2001. 

Igor Oistrakh – violin
[1st Prize Winner at 2nd International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition
1952]
Inna Kallegorskaya – piano

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