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historic musical bits: Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein


Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein

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Best compositions/performances: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Sergiu Celibidache (Bio.) , Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991


Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991

Best classical music: Haydn – Symphony No 101 in D major, Hob I-101, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugen Jochum, conductor, Live recording, January 1973


Haydn – Symphony No 101 in D major, Hob I-101 – Jochum

Antonin Dvorak “Waltz op. 54, No. 1” , orch.: Jarmil Burghauser Prague Symphony Orchestra Jirí Belohlavek, conductor


Antonin Dvorak “Waltz op. 54, No. 1”

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Temirkanov, conductor, great compositions/performances


Gounod Charles, “Petite Symphonie”, Pour instruments à vent, Conductor : Ohan Duryan: make music part of your life series


Gounod Charles, “Petite Symphonie”, Pour instruments à vent, Conductor : Ohan Duryan

Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra): great compositions/performances


Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra)

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 – Berliner Philharmoniker, Ion Marin Conducting 2010



Berliner PhilharmonikerEdward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010
von der Berliner Waldbühne, Dirigent Ion Marin

For other uses, see Salut D’Amour (disambiguation).
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Salut d’Amour, Op. 12, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar in 1888, originally written for violin and piano.

History[edit]

Elgar finished the piece in July 1888, when he was engaged to be married to Caroline Alice Roberts, and he called it “Liebesgruss” (‘Love’s Greeting’) because of Miss Roberts’ fluency in German. When he returned home to London on 22 September from a holiday at the house of his friend Dr. Charles Buck, in Settle, he presented it to her as an engagement present. Alice, for her part, offered him a poem called “The Wind at Dawn” which she had written years before and which he soon set to music.[1]

The dedication was in French: “à Carice”. “Carice” was a combination of his wife’s names Caroline Alice, and was the name to be given to their daughter born two years later.

It was not published by Schott & Co. until a year later, and the first editions were for violin and piano, piano solo, cello and piano, and for small orchestra. Few copies were sold until Schott changed the title to “Salut d’Amour” with Liebesgruss as a sub-title, and the composer’s name as ‘Ed. Elgar’. The French title, Elgar realised, would help the work to be sold not only in France but in other European countries: Schott was a German publisher, with offices in MainzLondonParis and Brussels.

The first public performance was of the orchestral version, at a Crystal Palace concert on 11 November 1889, conducted by August Manns.

The work’s first recording was made in 1915 for The Gramophone Company with an orchestra conducted by the composer.

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“Salut d’amour” is one of Elgar’s best-known works and has inspired numerous arrangements for widely varying instrumental combinations. It was even arranged as a song “Woo thou, Sweet Music” with words by A. C. Bunten.[2]

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Brahms Serenade no.2 Andrei Gocan ensemble36 (marvelous composition!)



ensemble36
Andrei Gocan conductor
Duke’s Hall, London

Franz Danzi – Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet, Orchestra Op.41 (1st. movt.)



Flute: Anton Dvizov Clarinet: Sergey Dereza
Conductor: Valery Chlebnikov
Orchestre symphonique de Volgograd Russia 12.04.2009

Antonín Dvořák – Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101



Conductor: Jiři Stárek
Orchestra: SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern

Sibelius Symphony No 3 In C Major



Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä conductor

I. Allegro moderato 0:12
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto 10:30 
III. Moderato – Allegro ma non tanto 21:48

For information and analysis of this work visithttp://muswrite.blogspot.com/2013/07/…
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Schubert – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat



Orchestra of The 18th Century – Frans Brüggen conductor

I. Largo – Allegro vivace 0:11 
II. Andante 10:25 
III. Menuetto 19:06 
IV. Presto 21:48

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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 FULL / Martha Argerich, piano – Charles Dutoit, conductor



Martha Argerich, piano – Charles Dutoit, conductor
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande 1975

 

W. A. Mozart Symphony No.38 Prague in D major K 504, Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor – Prague Philharmonia



W. A. Mozart Symphony No.38, ‘Prague‘,  in D major K 504, Jiri Belohlavek, Conducting

1. Adagio – Allegro 0 – 12:36
2. Andante 12:37 – 25:08
3. Presto 25:10

Prague Philharmonia
Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor

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David Oistrakh – Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61 – Kondrashin



Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61

  0:00 -1 Allegro ma non troppo  (D major)
18:30 –  Cadenza  (wonderful interpretation that I held always dear)
22:49 – 2 Larghetto (G major)
31:33  – 3 Rondo. Allegro (D major)

David Oistrakh, violin
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

From Wikipedia: Cadenzas for the work have been written by several notable violinists, including Joachim. The cadenzas by Fritz Kreisler are probably most often employed. More recently, composer Alfred Schnittke provided controversial cadenzas with a characteristically 20th-century flavor; violinist Gidon Kremer has recorded the concerto with the Schnittke cadenzas.[4] New Klezmer-inspired cadenzas written by Airat Ichmatourov for Alexandre Da Costa in 2011 have been recorded by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra for Warner Classics and will be released in 2013.

The following violinists and composers have written cadenzas: Continue reading

Corigliano- The Red Violin Song ( wonderful interpretation): Anna Skálová, violin Nan Washburn, conductor Michigan Philharmonic October 8, 2011



Anna Skálová, violin
Nan Washburn, conductor
Michigan Philharmonic
October 8, 2011

Alexander Glazunov Cortege Solennel



Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov 
Cortege solennel, Op.91

Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Igor Golovchin, conductor
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May Day Celebration: Giuseppe Sinopoli – Nabucco, `Va. pensiero sull`ali dorate!` (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves. Act III)



Angela Gheorghiu & Roberto Alagna – a Gala Concert from Dresden (2000)
With Staatskapelle Dresden, Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli