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“Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” Lucia Popp , Vienna Haydn Orchestra, István Kertész (1972 Decca Music Group Limited) , A Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus


Mozart: Zaide, K.344 / Act 1 – “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes

Leben”

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Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat – Proms 2013 , great compositions/performances


Manuel de Falla.

Manuel de Falla. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falla – The Three-Cornered HatProms 2013

Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov – The Invisible City of Kitezh , great compositions/performances


Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov – The Invisible City of Kitezh

Paganini – The Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 (La Campanella): Great compositions/performances


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Paganini – The Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7

Historic Performances: Jacqueline du Pre plays Elgar Cello Concerto BBCSO Barbirolli (1967 Live Stereo)


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Jacqueline du Pre plays Elgar Cello Concerto BBCSO Barbirolli (1967 Live Stereo)

Sir Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85

Jacqueline du Pre
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

00:00 Adagio – Moderato
07:48 Lento – Allegro molto
12:18 Adagio
17:40 Allegro – Moderato – Allegro, ma non troppo – Poco più lento – Adagio.

(Live Recording: 3 Jan 1967 in Prague)

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Vltava (The Moldau) by Bedrich Smetana — Vilem Tausky: Conductor



Vltava (The Moldau River) by Bedrich Smetana;
Vilem Tausky conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 

Vltava (also known as Die Moldau in German) is the name of the longest river in the Czech Republic and is also the title of the second of the six symphonic poems composed by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884), which are collectively known as Má Vlast (My Homeland). Through his music, Smetana attempted to celebrate Bohemia’s history, mythology and landscape.

In this tone poem, completed in 1874, Smetana tries to evoke the passage of the Vltava River as it flows from its origin until it merges with the Elbe at the German border.

From the composer’s notes we learn that the river begins as a single tributary represented by the sound of the flutes. Continue reading