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great compositions/performances: Richard Wagner Overture from the Flying Dutchman (The Met Orchestra James Levine conducting)


Richard Wagner Overture from the Flying Dutchman

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today’s Holiday/celebration: Boston Pops Boston Pops 1812 July 4, 1976 Bicentennial (Rare footage of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops)



Boston Pops 1812,  July 4, 1976 Bicentennial at Hollywood Bowl

(Rare footage of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops)

Boston Pops

Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that “concerts of a lighter kind of music” should be presented in the summer. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as “the Pops,” a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States. More… Discuss

Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 , Emil Gilels, piano


Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]

Published on Jan 17, 2013

– Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]
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Historic Musical Bits: Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664, great compositions/performances


Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664

Historic musical bits: Martha Argerich, Ravel Jeux d’eau , great compositions/performances


Schumann: Pianotrio in g kl.t., op.110


Schumann: Pianotrio in g kl.t., op.110

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


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

Claude Debussy – Iberia [Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra]


Claude Debussy – Iberia [Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra]

Published on Jun 18, 2014

Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner established his legacy when he assumed his directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Reiner raised the status of the CSO that of one of the finest in the world. Although not often associated with the works of the French Impressionist composers, these performances from 1958 are considered among the finest from the Reiner/CSO era! Recorded on March 4, April 13 and April 15, 1957 at Orchestra Hall, Chicago. Musicians: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner, conductor

 

Schubert – Overture in E minor, D. 648 , Prague Sinfonia, conducted by Christian Benda


Schubert – Overture in E minor, D. 648

Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff , great compositions/performances


Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子), great compositions/performances ( 偉大な組成物/公演)


Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子)

Movements:

  1. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato

  2. Adagio

  3. Finale: Allegro energico

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3,: great compositions/performances


Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1: make music part of your life series


Richard StraussDer Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1

Liszt Chasse-neige Transcedental Etude #12, Valentina Lisitsa:, great compositions/performances


Liszt Chasse-neige Transcedental Etude #12 Valentina Lisitsa

Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live): great compositions/performances


Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)

Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” By Von Karajan: great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” By Von Karajan

Movements:

1. Adagio, 4/8 — Allegro molto, 2/4, E minor
2. Largo, common time, D-flat major, then later C-sharp minor
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace — Poco sostenuto, 3/4, E minor
4. Allegro con fuoco, common time, E minor, ends in E major
Sinfonia n.º 9 (Dvořák)
A Sinfonia Nº. 9 em Mi menor Op. 95 Sinfonia do Novo Mundo
Symfonie č. 9 (Dvořák), Symfonie č.9, e-moll, op. 95 Antonína Dvořáka

Instrumentation
This symphony is scored for an orchestra of the following:
2 flutes (one doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (one doubling on English horn)
2 clarinets in A and B♭ (B♭ in movement 2)
2 bassoons
4 horns in E, C and F
2 trumpets in E, C and E♭
2 tenor trombones
bass trombone
tuba (second movement only)
timpani
triangle (third movement only)
cymbals (fourth movement only)
strings
Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G, K. 379 (Schneider & Kirkpatrick, 1945): great compositions/performances


Mozart: Violin Sonata in G, K. 379 (Schneider & Kirkpatrick, 1945)

Piano Trio No. 4 in e minor, Op. 90 (Dumky) – Antonin Dvorak: make music part of your life series


Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez, great compositions/performances


Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez

Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major: great compositions/performances


Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major

Stravinsky: Petrushka / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker: great compositions/performances


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Yo-Yo Ma


Yo-Yo Ma

World-famous American cellist Yo-Yo Ma was born in France to Chinese parents in 1955. A musical prodigy, he gave a public recital in Paris at age six and his first performance at Carnegie Hall at age nine. He later attended the prestigious Julliard School of Music and ascended rapidly to the highest rank of international soloists, winning the Avery Fisher Prize in 1978. What became of a centuries-old cello valued at $2.5 million that Ma accidentally left in a New York City taxi in 1999? More… Discuss

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: George Gershwin – An American in Paris ( This was performed in 1959 by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.)


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George GershwinAn American in Paris ( This was performed in 1959 by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.)

An American in Paris is a symphonic tone poem by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928. Inspired by the time Gershwin had spent in Paris, it evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s. It is one of Gershwin’s best-known compositions.
Gershwin composed the piece on commission from the New York Philharmonic. He also did the orchestration (he did not orchestrate his musicals). Gershwin scored An American in Paris for the standard instruments of the symphony orchestra plus celesta, saxophones, and automobile horns. Gershwin brought back some Parisian taxi horns for the New York premiere of the composition, which took place on December 13, 1928 in Carnegie Hall, with Walter Damrosch conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Gershwin collaborated on the original program notes with the critic and composer Deems Taylor, noting that: “My purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.” When the tone poem moves into the blues, “our American friend … has succumbed to a spasm of homesickness.” But, “nostalgia is not a fatal disease.” The American visitor “once again is an alert spectator of Parisian life” and “the street noises and French atmosphere are triumphant.”

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Prokofiev in a Club! Sonata #7 Yellow Lounge Amsterdam Lisitsa



One day in a future the ‘traditional” concert halls will go the way of ‘traditional” movie theaters = disappear from use. I told you before – the BEST place to listen to the piano is directly under it. But try that in Concergebouw or Carnegie Hall _ they will call police on you 😉 Not so in a club . Yellow Lounge Amsterdam March 19th 2014 – http://www.trouwamsterdam.nl An ultimate experience listening to Prokofiev . Never mind the tinny captured recording – it was Imperial after all and it RRRRrrrocked – just ask the willing “victims” 🙂

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Evgeny Kissin plays Rondo a capriccio,op.129 (‘Rage over the lost penny’) in Bucharest


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Evgeny Kissin plays ‘Rage over the lost penny‘ as an encore after his performance of Beethoven 5th concerto with London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis on Festival Enescu at 21st of September 2007th in Bucharest, Romania.

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Fabulous Performers: Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, Martha Argerich 1966



A turbulent interpretation of one of Liszt’s many rhapsodies. Interesting to note her getting carried away in the final (and maniacal!) octaves nearing the end. Looks like even Martha can get the better of Martha…

Filmed in Munich, 1966.

 

Antonín Dvořák – In Nature’s Realm Overture, Op. 91



Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

 

George Gershwin – An American in Paris



This was performed in 1959 by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

An American in Paris is a symphonic tone poem by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928. Inspired by the time Gershwin had spent in Paris, it evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s. It is one of Gershwin’s best-known compositions.
Gershwin composed the piece on commission from the New York Philharmonic. He also did the orchestration (he did not orchestrate his musicals). Gershwin scored An American in Paris for the standard instruments of the symphony orchestra plus celesta, saxophones, and automobile horns. Gershwin brought back some Parisian taxi horns for the New York premiere of the composition, which took place on December 13, 1928 in Carnegie Hall, with Walter Damrosch conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Gershwin collaborated on the original program notes with the critic and composer Deems Taylor, noting that: “My purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.” When the tone poem moves into the blues, “our American friend … has succumbed to a spasm of homesickness.” But, “nostalgia is not a fatal disease.” The American visitor “once again is an alert spectator of Parisian life” and “the street noises and French atmosphere are triumphant.”

 

Barbieri Symphony Orchestra – Flashmob oficial LavapiesMusic



El arte sale a la calle.
Presentación informal de la Barbieri Symphony Orchestra en colaboración con Lisarco Danza, Okube y BeringolaTV., bajo la dirección de Óliver Díaz y José Carlos Plaza.
La obra interpretada es el Vals de la Jazz Suite nº2 de Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Going Home – Paul Robeson



Magnificent live rendition of the Anton Dvorak adaptation – Going Home. From the live concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, 1958.