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Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87 (make music part of your life series)


Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87

 

 

 

Regina Spektor You’ve Got Time lyrics video ( Orange Is The New Black ) (Spector….Gotta love her)


Regina Spektor You’ve Got Time lyrics video ( Orange Is The New Black )

The animals, the animals
Trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full
The cage is full
Stay awake
In the dark, count mistakes
The light was off but now it’s on
Searching the ground for a bitter song
The sun is out, the day is new
And everyone is waiting, waiting on you
And you’ve got time
And you’ve got time

Think of all the roads
Think of all their crossings
Taking steps is easy
Standing still is hard
Remember all their faces
Remember all their voices
Everything is different
The second time around

The animals, the animals
Trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full
The cage is full
Stay awake
In the dark, count mistakes
The light was off but now it’s on
Searching the ground for a bitter song
The sun is out, the day is new
And everyone is waiting, waiting on you
And you’ve got time
And you’ve got time

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Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera -Bizet’s Carmen (Music Video)


Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera – Carmen (Music Video)

Music Video: Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings the Habanera, from Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ (2002)

This video was filmed to promote the complete recording of the opera “Carmen” (EMI Classics)
http://www.emiclassics.com/releasedet.

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Great Compositions/Performances: Valentina Lisitsa plays Rachmaninoff’s Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa



Live footage from the recording session. London Symphony Orchestra , Michael Francis conducting. The recording is available now on Decca. Get yours today! :-)
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/paganinirhapsody
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LisitsaPaganini

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WHAT’S UP: VIRAL ON YOUTUBE FIRST KISS POSTED MARCH 10, 2014 – 23,142,752


Published on Mar 10, 2014

We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time….

Film presented by WREN
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Music by Soko “We Might be Dead Tomorrow”
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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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Rachmaninoff Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa


Live footage from the recording session. London Symphony Orchestra , Michael Francis conducting. The recording is available now on Decca. Get yours today! :-)
iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/paganinirhapsody
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LisitsaPaganini

 

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How it WAS made! Valentina Lisitsa “Chasing Pianos” Music of Michael Nyman



Pre-order on Amazon:
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or iTunes 
http://po.st/ChasingPianosiTuYT

Insider tip #1 :)Be even more first than the first if you order from Holland – the release is March 7, a month ahead of everybody else:http://www.bol.com/nl/p/chasing-piano
insider’s tip #2 :) iTunes for almost twice as many songs that couldn’t fit on a disc :) http://po.st/ChasingPianosiTuYT

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life: Haydn Symphony No. 48 “Maria Theresia”


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Symphony No. 48Maria Theresia
Austro – Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Adam Fischer
Recording : 1995, Haydnsaal, Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria

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Great Compositions/Performances: Sviatoslav Richter plays Borodin “Au Convent” (from ‘Petite SUITE’)


 

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The Best French Songs (Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel)


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The Best French Songs

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Artist
Edith Piaf

 

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The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads with LYRICS!!!


 

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GREAT COMPOSERS/COMPOSITIONS: N. Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite: Part I



The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite from the Opera
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
I. Tsar’s Departure and Farewell

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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File:Swan princess.jpgThe lengthy full title of both the opera and the poem is The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan.

Note: The name “Saltan” is often erroneously rendered “Sultan”. Likewise, another mistranslation of the Russian title found in English makes this a “legend” rather than simply a “tale” or “fairytale”.

Head of a man with dark greying hair, glasses and a long beardNikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov 

(Russian: Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков; Russian pronunciation: [nʲɪkəˌlaj ˌrʲim.skʲɪj ˈkorsəkəf]; 18 March [O.S. 6 March] 1844[a 1] – 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.[a 2] He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas.Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.

 

Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of classical music. This style employed Russian folk song and lore along with exotic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism, and eschewed traditional Western compositional methods. However, Rimsky-Korsakov appreciated Western musical techniques after he became a professor of musical composition, harmony and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1871. He undertook a rigorous three-year program of self-education and became a master of Western methods, incorporating them alongside the influences of Mikhail Glinka and fellow members of The Five. His techniques of composition and orchestration were further enriched by his exposure to the works of Richard Wagner.

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GREAT COMPOSERS/COMPOSITIONS Milano – 3_Rossini La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) Overture



Milano – 3_Rossini La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) Overture
La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) Part:Overture Composer: Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Artist: Orchestra of The State Hermitage (Camerata), – Travel Lounge takes you on a virtual trip to Milano
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Fabulous Music: Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)



Cover of "Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)"

Cover of Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)

Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)

Blue Lips 0:00
Dance Anthem of the 80’s 3:34
Eet 7:17
Folding Chair 10:18
Genius Next Door 13:53
Human of the Year 19:00
Laughing With 23:08
Machine 26:26
Man of a Thousand Faces 30:21
One More Time With Feeling 33:32
The Calculation 37:33
Two Birds 40:42
Wallet 44:01
“Far” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

  • Regina Spektor
    Singer-songwriter

 

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Beautiful music: Sarah McLachlan – Angel [Official Music Video]



Angel” by Sarah McLachlan from Surfacing, available now.
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“Angel” Lyrics:
Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there’s always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh a beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
oh and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight life
and everywhere you turn
there’s vultures and thieves at your back
the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don’t make no difference
escaping one last time
it’s easier to believe 
in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

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Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III


 

Great Performances: David Oistrakh – Mozart – Violin Sonata No 32 in B flat major, K 454



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Sonata No 32 in B flat major, K 454

1 Largo – Allegro
2 Andante
3 Allegretto

David Oistrakh, violin
Paul Badura-Skoda, piano

 

John Rutter and Catrin Finch: Meditation (music clip)



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Catrin Finch – first Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales: 
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For her second Deutsche Grammophon album, former Royal Harpist Catrin Finch plays music by the beloved British composer, John Rutter, as well as new pieces and arrangements of her own. It includes new works by John Rutter, and the World Premiere recording of his Suite Lyrique for harp and strings. Further highlights include arrangements of traditional Welsh folksongs, where Catrin Finch is joined by star award-winning Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

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Oistrakh plays Wieniawski Legende op.17



Wienawski(1835-1880)-Légende op.17
David Oistrakh-Violin
Vladimir Yampolsky-Piano

 

Edvard Grieg Elegies For Piano, Op 34 II Last Spring



Edvard Grieg Elegies For Piano, Op 34 II Last Spring

 

Schubert Liszt Des Mädchens Klage “The Maiden’s Lament ” Valentina Lisitsa



One of the saddest Schubert‘s songs ever. Download on iTunes here :http://smarturl.it/LisitsaLiszt_iTu

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)
Der Eichwald braust, die Wolken ziehn,
Das Mägdlein sitzt an Ufers Grün,
Es bricht sich die Welle mit Macht, mit Macht,
Und sie seufzt hinaus in die finstre Nacht,
Das Auge von Weinen getrübet.
“Das Herz ist gestorben, die Welt ist leer,
Und weiter gibt sie dem Wunsche nichts mehr,
Du Heilige, rufe dein Kind zurück,
Ich habe gelebt und geliebet!”
Es rinnet der Tränen vergeblicher Lauf,
Die Klage, sie wecket die Toten nicht auf;
Doch nenne, was tröstet und heilet die rust
Nach der süßen Liebe verschwund’ner Lust,
Ich, die Himmlische, will’s nicht versagen.
“Laß rinnen der Tränen vergeblichen Lauf,
Es wecke die Klage den Toten nicht auf!
Das süßeste Glück für die trauernde Brust,
Nach der schönen Liebe verschwund’ner Lust,
Sind der Liebe Schmerzen und Klagen.”

Music score is here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Des_M%C3%A4dche…)

 

Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3 Valentina Lisitsa



Recording in Beethovensaal, Hannover Germany, Dec 2009. Wilhelm Kempff recorded Beethoven cycle in the very same hall.
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Valentina Lisitsa Live at the Royal Albert Hall
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“Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt” – 1 week to release! :)



Available now for preorder at
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iTunes: http://po.st/ValLisztiTu

 

Valentina has uploaded a new video: Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3 Valentina Lisitsa



Recording in Beethovensaal, Hannover Germany, Dec 2009. Wilhelm Kempff recorded Beethoven cycle in the very same hall.
Buy Moonlight Sonata DVD http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Royal-Al…

Valentina Lisitsa Live at the Royal Albert Hall
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US Amazon – http://bit.ly/ValRAH

 

Valentina Lisitsa plays for passengers at St Pancras International Station (from the musical front)



While Valentina Lisitsa was busy in the UK with promotion for Rachmaninov, there were some problems with bad weather so her Eurostar train back to Paris had to be cancelled and she ended up stuck at St Pancras International for some time! However, the delay did not deter her from taking to one of the station’s Street Pianos and performing for passers-by in the station!

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Rachmaninoff Concerto No.3 “Solo” Version 1st mov. (with ossia Cadenza ) Valentina Lisitsa



If you think this is fun, I can’t wait for you to hear the 
REAL DEAL :-) With Orchestra ! With London Symphony :-)
It is released today in digital. Be the first to hear it !
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Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/bdr9us7
iTunes US https://itunes.apple.com/album/rachma…
A message in a bottle for anybody who worried it’s too fast, please check Rachmaninoff playing his own 3rd Concerto :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA0kXD…
Admittedly he was supposed to know which tempos he wanted for this piece :-)
FROM WIKIPEDIA:

The first movement revolves around a diatonic melody that soon develops into complex pianistic figuration. The second theme opens with quiet exchanges between the orchestra and the piano before fully diving into a slower theme in a major key. The first part of the first theme is restated before the movement is pulled into a loud development section which opens with toccata like quavers in the piano and reaches a loud chordal section. The whole development exhibits features similar to a canon, such as an eighth note passage in the piano in which the left hand and the right hand play overlapping figures. The movement reaches a number of ferocious climaxes, especially in the cadenza. Rachmaninoff wrote two versions of this cadenza: the chordal original, which is commonly notated as the ossia, and a second one with a lighter, toccata-like style. Both cadenzas lead into a quiet solo section including the flute, clarinet and horn accompanied by delicate arpeggios in the piano. The piano then restates the first theme in its entirety and closes with a tutti, silent, rippling coda reminiscent of the second theme.

 

“Take One” – Rachmaninoff Concerto #3 Recording Session at Abbey Roads 2nd mov. Lisitsa



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No, it should never be called a “recording session“. What recording sessions are usually about is being extra cautious, hitting all the right notes at the right time, clean, clinical :) Since it was a self-funded “enterprise” operating on a shoestring budget , I could afford a little tiny bit more risk ;  -) Nothing to lose other than a house ( and thank you, friendly bank, for letting me borrow money against my house ). After such a decision playing Rach #3 is not really scary :) Particularly with great London Symphony Orchestra, arguably the one of the very best on this planet. And with equally brave brilliant maestro Michael Francis – who at that time was “doubling” as a double-bass player at LSO , now heading skywards with a major conducting career:-)

 

Wynton Marsalis: The Seductress (Just a Thought: “the incommensurable measure of talent!”)


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Danee Robinson: Remember when it rained


Cover of Josh Groban’s ”Remember when it rained” from his album “Closer”. Recorded by 17 year old Danee Robinson at “Top of the Hill Studios” in Duvall, Washington – April, 2011. Engineered by Steven Bell and Produced by Cliff Robinson. To be distributed through iTunes and Amazon. Licensing by Eric Mouquet Publishing c/o Sony/ATV Music and Josh Groban Music c/o the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, 2450 Colorado Blvd., Suite 400E, Santa Monica CA 90404.

Danee Robinson: Remember When It Rained

Wash away the thoughts inside
That keep my mind away from you.
No more love and no more pride
And thoughts are all I have to do.

Ohhhhhh Remember when it rained.
Felt the ground and looked up high
And called your name.
Ohhhhhh Remember when it rained.
In the darkness I remain.

Tears of hope run down my skin.
Tears for you that will not dry.
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die.

Ohhhhhh Remember when it rained.
I felt the ground and looked up high
And called your name.
Ohhhhhh Remember when it rained.
In the water I remain
Running down