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Make Music Part of Your Life: Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle #4 Op 126/4



Two versions of Sviatoslav Richter Playing Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Bagatelle for piano in B minor, Op. 126 No. 4

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Make Music Part of your Life: W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor (Harnoncourt)



Make Music Part of your Life:  W. A. MozartSymphony No. 40 in G minor (Harnoncourt)

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550 (1788):
1. Molto allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuetto. Allegretto — Trio
4. Finale. Allegro assai

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor – Nicolaus Harnoncourt
Grosser Musikvereinsaal Wien

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Dmitri Shostakovich – The second waltz


Make Music Part of Your Life Series:
*****Dmitri Shostakovich – The second waltz*****

Tombstone of Shostakovich, showing his D-E♭-C-...

Tombstone of Shostakovich, showing his D-E♭-C-B motif. Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Classical Music Mix – Best Classical Pieces Part I (1/2)


Classical Music Mix – Best Classical Pieces Part I (1/2)

A mix with some of the best classical pieces in the world.

Compositions name list:

00:01 – Albinoni – Adagio in g minor
10:44 – Pachelbel – Canon in D major
16:55 – Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
22:59 – Carlos GardelPor una cabeza
30:03 – Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz no 2
33:52 – Eugen Doga – Grammofon
36:20 – Gheorghe Zamfir – The Lonely Shepherd
40:40 – Johann Strauss IIVienna Blood Waltz
47:46 – Johann Strauss II – Voices of Spring Waltz
53:31 – Juventino Rosas – Over the Waves Waltz
59:20 – Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca
1:02:57 – Mozart – Symphony 40 No 1
1:09:16 – Mozart – Lacrimosa
1:12:36 – Nino Rota – Vito’s Waltz
1:15:28 – Nobuo Uematsu – Dance With the Balamb-Fish
1:19:08 – Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
1:23:47 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz
1:30:41 – Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
1:37:05 – Mozart – Serenade No 13

 

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Great Composers/Compositions: Frédéric Chopin – Grande valse brilliante


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Les Sylphides“, op. 18; Finale: Grande valse brillinate

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Prokofiev – ‘The Love for Three Oranges Suite’, Op 33bis – BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe conducting



Sergei Prokofiev
The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op 33bis

00:00 I. The Clowns
03:04 II. The Magician and the Witch Play Cards
06:19 III. March
07:44 IV. Scherzo
09:15 V. The Prince and Princess
13:01 VI. The Flight

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Kempe, conductor

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Edvard Grieg two Melodies for strings, op. 53 No. 1: Norsk


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Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

To Melodier, Op. 53 (1890)
1. Norsk
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Terje Tonnesen
Editor:First edition
Publisher Info.:Leipzig, C.F. Peters, n.d.(1891). Plate 7628.

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: .ERNEST ROZSA PLAYS 1995 HAYDN-TRIO “ZIGEUNER-TRIO” HOB 15/25



ERNEST ROZSA PLAYS 1995 HAYDN-TRIO “ZIGEUNER-TRIO” HOB 15/25
1995 in “Rathaus” City of Marl, Germany, Live Concert in the Concert Auditorium, Rainer Klaas, Piano, Catalin Ilea, Cello
Ernest Rozsa plays Massenet “Meditation” 1978 Roumanian State Radio Broadcast Tirgu-Mures Marosvasarhely Neumarkt

http://www.ernoe-rozsa-violin.com
rozsavirtuoso@yahoo.de

1983 Ernest Rozsa was Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Hungarica e. V. BRD Germany, Miklos Bence was Solo-Contrabassist in the 
Philharmonia Hungarica e. V. BRD Germany
Biography: Ernest Rozsa was Professor on the Music Pedagocial Liceum in Tirgu-Mures, Roumania, from 1975-1982
He was Soloist of the State Philharmonic Orchestra Tirgu-Mures in Roumania from 1975-1981
He performed from 1973-1981 many concert as soloist with this orchestra in Roumania with Conductors like Szalman Lorant, C. Mandeal and others, the Violinconcertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok (Nr. 2), Sibelius, Mozart, Tchaikowsky, Tchaikowsky-Trio, Shostakovitch. There was also Productions Recordings in the State Roumanian Radio-Broadcast of the City of Tirgu-Mures in Roumania from 1973 until 1981.
He was in the same orchestra also Associate Concertmaster in foreign countries tours.
Ernest Rozsa was Concertmaster of the “Philharmonia Hungarica in Marl, Germany”, one of the major orchestras in Germany until the year of 1999, when this orchestra has been finished by th German Government. 
He performed also by the WDR3 The German Broadcast Company for Classical Music together with his son, Ernoe Rozsa 
(www.ernoe-rozsa-violin.com) works by Bottesini Grand Duo Concertant (with Benze Miklos Contrabass), his son (at this time Ernoe Rozsa was 13 years old) Ernoe Rozsa recorded at this time Pugnani-Kreisler Introduction and Allegro, Pablo de Sarasate “Caprice Basque”, Dimitrescu “Dans Taranesc”.
Since 1999 Ernest Rozsa is retired and living in Germany.
His son, Ernoe Rozsa, is active violin soloist in Japan, Ernoe Rozsa recorded the original Versions of the Violinconcertos Nr. 3 E-Major and Nr. 4 d-minor by Niccolo Paganini by the Label of NAXOS, Hong Kong. Ernoe Rozsa performing his own cadenzas on both Paganini Violinconcertos. Ernest Rozsa was first violin teacher of his son Ernoe Rozsa, and later his son studied by Prof. Tibor Varga, Prof. Rosa Fain, Sir Georg Solti, and Lord Yehudi Menuhin. Ernoe Rozsa was also soloist in a series of concerts with Lord Yehudi Menuhin (conductor), Ernoe Rozsa played the Mozart Violinconcerto Nr. 3 G-Major with the “Rhainland-Pfaelzische Philharomie Ludwigshafen-Mannheim”, Germany, and Lord Yehudi Menuhin was the conductor of this 5 concerts. The greatest concert was in the “Alte Oper Frankfurt” in 1990, in germany, where Ernoe Rozsa performed as soloist with Mozarts Violinconcerto Nr. 3 G-major and Lord Menuhin was conductor of this concerts.

 

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Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 – Curtis Institute of Music, Jan. 2013



Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall, Jan. 21, 2013

Samuel Boutris, Clarinet
Keith Buncke, Bassoon
Maureen Young, Horn
Yu-Chien Tseng, Violin
Hyeri Shin, Viola
Timotheos Petrin, Cello
Nathan Paer, Bass

 

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Great Performances: Wynton Marsalis – Johann Hummel Trumpet Concerto In Eb Major



As controversial as he is popular, Wynton Learson Marsalis is one of the most prominent jazz musicians of the modern era and is also a well-known instrumentalist in classical music.
Currently the Musical Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis has received many awards for his musical proficiency. These awards run the gambit of Grammys to a controversial awarding of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his three and half hour jazz oratorio CD box set Blood on the Fields, the first jazz album to win this award. Born in a musically oriented family in the New Orleans jazz scene at a young age Wynton was exposed to many legendary jazz musicians. Some of these musicians were Al Hirt, who gave Wynton his first trumpet when he was 6 years of age and Danny Barker, a legendary jazz banjoist who lead the Fairview Baptist Church band which Wynton was playing in when he was eight.
Wynton was very active musically during high school and was a member in many New Orleans musical organizations such as the N.O. symphony brass quintet, the N.O. community concert band, N.O. youth orchestra, N.O. symphony and a popular local funk band called the Creators.
In 1978 he had a two-year stay at the Juilliard School of Music before joining the Jazz Messengers to study under master drummer and bandleader, Art Blakey. Not long after that he toured with the Herbie Hancock quartet before forming his own band. After many concerts and workshops Wynton rekindled widespread interest in an art form that had been largely abandoned. He has invested his creative energy and status in being an advocate for a relatively small era in the history of jazz. His advocacy in this area has garnered much controversy for his “classicist” view of jazz history considering post-1965 avant-garde playing to be outside of jazz and 1970s fusion to be barren.
This viewpoint was promoted strongly in Ken Burns‘ documentary Jazz; a documentary Wynton was artistic director and co-producer. However despite his controversial views few disagree that his musical abilities in both jazz and classical music are high impressive and worthy of the high praise it often receives.

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J.S. Bach Magnificat Ton Koopman BWV 243 Full album Lyrics – ArcaDellaMemoria



BWV 243a http://www.arcadellamemoria.blogspot….ArcaDellaMemoria: Video. Ton Koopman J. S. Bach Magnificat BWV 243 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir – Full album Lyricshttp://www.arcadellamemoria.blogspot…. ArcaDellaMemoria J.S. Bach Magnificat BWV 243 Complete 33:44 min. “Live Music” Concerto Orchestra Bach “Classical Music” “Johann Sebastian Bach” ArcaDellaMemoria – Musica dal Tempo “J.S. Bach” Magnificat “BWV 243” BWV 243 ArcaDellaMemoria
“Live Music” Concerto Orchestra Bach “Classical Music” “Johann Sebastian Bach”
eo: http://youtu.be/r4zvjV4_sAY
J.S. Bach Magnificat Ton Koopman BWV 243 Full album Lyrics – ArcaDellaMemoria
Bach Magnificat BWV 243 D major Koopman – BWV 243a Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir – Full album Lyrics Deborah York, soprano I Bogna Bartosz, soprano II & alto Jörg Dürmüller, tenor Klaus Mertens, bass Ton Koopman BWV 243 not BWV 243. This is BWV 243a, an earlier version with extra four chorals inserted. 

 

Happy Birthday Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1in D major, Op. 6 Igor Violin: Pigayzen


N. Paganini – I Koncert skrzypcowy D-dur op. 6/ N. Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska Europejskie Centrum Sztuki/The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic European Art Centre. 
Emin Guven Yaslicam – dyrygent/conductor.
Igor Pikayzen – skrzypce/violin.
Orkiestra Opery i Filharmonii Podlaskiej/The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Claude Debussy: Images For Orchestra, L 122 – Iberia: Par Les Rues Et Par Les Chemins



Claude Debussy: Images For Orchestra, L 122 – Iberia: Par Les Rues Et Par Les Chemins – Milan Horvat: ORF Symphony Orchestra.

Achille-Claude Debussy (* 22. August 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye; † 25. März 1918 in Paris) was a French composer of Impressionist, his music is as a link between romanticism and modernism.

Pachelbel – Canon In D Major.


 

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30


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Earl Wild – Jascha Horenstein – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo, adagio
III. Finale, allegro

 

Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin Berceuse Op 57 D Flat Major


Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin Berceuse Op 57 D Flat Major

 

Beethoven: Symphony No.6, “Pastorale”;Jarvi, DKB



Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, “Pastorale”, Op.68
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi, dir.

0:01 I. Pleasant, Cheerful feelings awakened in a person on arriving in the country. Allegro ma non troppo
12:10 II. Scene by the brook. Andante molto mosso
23:48 III. Merry gathering of country folk. Allegro
28:51 IV. Thunderstorm. Allegro
32:20 V. Shepherd’s Song. Happy and thankful feelings to the deity after the storm. Allegretto

 

Johann Sebastian Bach / Gounod – Ave Maria – wedding music classical instrumental duet



ohann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gounod – Ave Maria harp and flute duet instrumental music 
(Prelude in C major from J S Bach Well-tempered Clavier)
Classical music for wedding ceremony, thanks for listening.

Please also check out the piano and flute version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP3MSy…

Music available at
http://www.pianomusicdownload.blogspo…

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi



For those who want to listen to specific movements

Spring 0:00

Summer 10:31

Autumn 20:59

Winter 32:48 
I know it’s kind of pointless to post this but I like this video and this is kind of like a bookmark for me to know where each movement is.

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Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major D956 op posth 163 Villa Musica Ensemble



Franz Schubert:
String Quintet in C major, D. 956, op. posth. 163:
00:00     I. Allegro ma non troppo
19:54     II. Adagio
34:54   III. Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto
45:42   IV. Allegretto

[Villa Musica Ensemble]

Photography: Wu Kai Sha, Hong Kong, by Lifeguard.

 

Antonín Dvořák – Water Goblin, Op. 107



Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

 

Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 – Valentina Lisitsa



Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 – Valentina Lisitsa Haskil Argerich Horowitz Bosendorfer:

no.1 Of Foreign Lands and Peoples

1:32 no.2 Curious Story

2:37 no.3 Blindman’s Bluff

3:09 no.4 Entreating Child

3:54 no.5 Perfect Happiness

4:33 no.6 Important Event

5:22 no.7 Dreaming

7:55 no.8 Near The Fire Side

I love no.7 (Traumerei)

MUSICIANS JUDGED BY THEIR PERFORMANCES, BUT NOT AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT


Musicians Judged by Their Performances, But Not as You Might Expect

In the classical music world, sound is considered the most important element of a musical performance, yet it appears that competition judges are actually most heavily influenced by how performers look, their stage presence, passion, uniqueness, and creativity. More than 1,000 people ranging from musical novices to professional musicians were asked to identify the top three finalists from 10 international classical music competitions using audio, video, or silent video samples from those competitions. The only participants whose accuracy was above chance levels were those assigned the silent videos. More… Discuss

 

Felix Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina Overture Op 32



Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Konzert-Ouvertüre
“Zum Märchen von der Schönen Melusine” opus 32

London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan (with Flight of the Bumble-bee)



Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov, 18 March [O.S. 6 March] 1844, — 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

1. Tsar‘s Farewell and Departure
2. Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea (4:07)
3. The Flight of the Bumble-bee (11:52)
4. The Three Wonders (13:21)

The Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by David Zinman

 

Bach – Sleepers wake


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv

Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New

England Summer Festiv   (click to access)

A visit to the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

On the program:

Eugene Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins
recorded in concert on July 13, 2011

Samuel Adler – Canto XIX Ricardo Iznaola, guitar recorded in concert on August 4, 2010
 Arnold Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Ying Quartet
recorded in concert on July 6, 2011


Derek Bermel – Soul Garden Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello
recorded in concert on June 29, 2011

Mark Kermode’s rendition of John Barry’s (1933-2011) Midnight Cowboy Theme


Mark Kermode- Midnight Cowboy_John Barry Main Theme

Mark Kermode- Midnight Cowboy_John Barry's Theme on Chromatic Harmonica

Visit the website and watch the video, find out more about this event at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/. Read more about the BBC, and their programs and programming.  I enjoy listening to the classical music they broadcast on Classical Music 3, and many of their shows.

This is a great tribute to the music composed by John Barry, one of  the paramount musicians of our time. Please read more about the life and music of  John Barry (1933-2011) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer), as many of his compositions have become intrinsic part of out human experience in artistic accomplishment.

This is a perfect opportunity to join the broadcasting of the concert dedicated to life and music of John Barry.
I enjoy all his compositions, but one that come in mind each time on his tune play in my mind is the themes from ‘Somewhere In Time’, my “Immortal Beloved” of the art of cinematography and a must read novel, for the human attempt to gain access to knowledge beyond the realm of the tangible.
  

Art Beat: Anthony Tommasini: The Vienna’s Four Classics Of Music


One Father Figure of Music: Hayden

A marvelous program of rediscovery of the beauty of classical music and its effects on our creative day by day life. Always keep music near your heart, and ear, so days are filled with sounds of music: There is life in the harmony created by the wordless language of the musical scores, as eloquent as best ever written poems of joy.

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)



Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading