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Historic musical bits: Bedřich Smetana : “Die Moldau” / Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic


 Bedřich Smetana : “Die Moldau” / Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic

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Beethoven’s 5th Piano E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor) – Daniel Barenboim


Schubert: 6 Moments Musical Op.94 (D780) Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) Piano, great compositions/performances


Schubert: 6 Moments Musical Op.94 (D780)

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Schubert Symphony No 5 B flat major Bavarian RSO Maazel, great compositions/performances


Schubert Symphony No 5 B flat major Bavarian RSO Maazel

Valentina Lisitsa si pianul fermecat: Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on theme of Paganini Lisitsa Baltic Youth Philharmonic Berlin Philharmonie , great compositions/performances


Great Compositions/performances:

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on theme of Paganini Lisitsa Baltic Youth Philharmonic Berlin Philharmonie

Franz Schubert – Rondo A-Dur, D.438 (1816): Arcos Orchcestra, great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert – Rondo A-Dur, D.438 (1816)

Gioachino Rossini – Sonata No. 5 in E flat major


Gioachino Rossini – Sonata No. 5 in E flat major

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲 : great compositions/performances


Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲

George Balanchine


George Balanchine

Balanchine was one of the 20th century’s foremost choreographers. His stark ballets emphasized “pure” dance and formed a bridge between classical and modern ballet. Born in Russia, he moved to the US in 1933 and became director of ballet for the Metropolitan Opera House and co-founder of the School of American Ballet. He later helped found the company that would become the New York City Ballet and was named its artistic director and principal choreographer. What disease ended Balanchine’s life? More… Discuss

Mikhail Baryshnikov


Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

Mikhail Baryshnikov in New York, 1984.

Mikhail Baryshnikov in New York, 1984. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baryshnikov is a world renowned Russian-American dancer and choreographer. He began studying dance in Riga, Latvia, where he was raised, and soon earned himself a coveted spot with the Kirov Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies in Russia. In 1974, while on tour with the company, he defected to the West and joined the American Ballet Theatre, where he later served as artistic director. He has also tried his hand at acting and has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, such as what? More… Discuss