BOCCHERINI - Fandango (arr. for symphony orch.) BOCCHERINI: FANDANGO from Guitar Quintet in D Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (Scenes from Spanish Dance from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake; Information below by Wikipedia) Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). This last work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. His music was clearly influenced by the Spanish and Mediterranean style in that he composed several quintets for guitar.
Squire "Tarantella" . Georg Mertens from CD "Cello Solos" To download from iTunes click: itunes.apple.com To download from Amazon click: www.amazon.com Physical CD: www.georgcello.com Arranged for cello solo and performed by Georg Mertens on 21 June 2008 at Jenolan Caves Australia. The story of the Tarantella goes back to the bite of the Tarantula spider of the Mediterranean. When you have been bitten, you have to dance the Tarantella - otherwise you might die! In part A the spider approaches with all the drama. In part B everything seems pleasant and alright again. At the return of part A the poison sets in and the speed gets faster up to a frenzy. At the end chords the poor bitten victim collapses into the healing coma due to having danced the Tarantella - the cellist is released. As for interpretation, according to the story, the piece starts rather in a moderate speed getting faster and faster in the da capo of part A. More Youtube videos from the CD "Cello Solos" - Live Recordings from the Concerts in the Cave" on the same channel: Cathedral Ciaconna (G.Mertens) Erh Hu improvisation (G.Mertens) Arabian Improvisation (G. Mertens) Variations on Neidhardt's "Maienzeit" (G. Mertens) Asturias [Leyenda] (Albeniz) Verano Porteno (A. Piazzolla) Tango Celloguitar (G. Mertens) The Swan (Saint-Saens) Spanish Romance (Anonymus / Mertens) Vocalise (Rachmaninov) Meditation from Thais (Massenet) Prelude No 3 (Villa Lobos) Part of the program of the CELLO CONCERTS with Georg Mertens atJenolan Caves, the longest series of cello concerts in ...
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 43 (1902), Mvt. 1 and www.sibelius.fi The second symphony is the most popular and most frequently recorded of Sibelius's symphonies. It is more skilfully orchestrated than the first symphony. The ideas of form are more mature and the violent Slavic gloom is replaced by a more classical touch and by the light of the Mediterranean. The heroic and optimistic first and final movements of the symphony were exactly what the Finnish public needed in 1902, during a period of Russian oppression. The first public performance consolidated Sibelius's fame as a national hero. Soon the symphony was also triumphantly acclaimed abroad.
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 43 (1902), Mvt. 3 and www.sibelius.fi The second symphony is the most popular and most frequently recorded of Sibelius's symphonies. It is more skilfully orchestrated than the first symphony. The ideas of form are more mature and the violent Slavic gloom is replaced by a more classical touch and by the light of the Mediterranean. The heroic and optimistic first and final movements of the symphony were exactly what the Finnish public needed in 1902, during a period of Russian oppression. The first public performance consolidated Sibelius's fame as a national hero. Soon the symphony was also triumphantly acclaimed abroad.
My Choice - André Rieu: Wedding at the Opera (Medley) André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra plays Wedding at the Opera, a medley of classical music. Music is copyrighted by its corresponding owners. No infringement of copyright is meant and if it does infringe, please message me and I'll remove it. ----------------------------------------------------------- Our Youtube Channels are: ALL THE SONGS IN MYCHOICEGRECH CHANNEL www.youtube.com ---------------------------------------------------- CATEGORIZED PLAYLISTS: English Language Song www.youtube.com Opera and Classic Music www.youtube.com Maltese Songs www.youtube.com Italian Songs www.youtube.com Multi Language Songs www.youtube.com Christmas and New Year's music including Chinese New Year www.youtube.com
My Choice 84 - Waldo de los Rios: Symphony No 40, Mozart A beautiful arrangement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 by Waldo de los Rios and we're showing several European Castles to compliment the music. Sinfonía número 40 de Mozart a cargo de Waldo de los Ríos y su orquesta. Waldo de los Ríos (1934 - 1977) was an Argentine composer, conductor and arranger. He is best-remembered for his ability to transform European classical music into pop music. His 1971 arrangement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 recorded with the Manuel de Falla orchestra, reached the top spot in the Dutch charts and scored a top 10 hit in several other European countries. In 1970, prior to this success, Waldo de los Rios had already climbed the charts around Europe and America with Ludwig van Beethoven's Ode To Joy which he arranged and conducted for Miguel Rios.Video by Alfred & Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, Mosta, Malta © jasalf5959 - 2009 Please rate our videos and share links with your friends. Thanks for watching. ===================================== Our Youtube Channels are: 1) jasalf5959 MASTER Link: (Malta, Malaysia & Other related videos) www.youtube.com 2) malpen04 "My Choice" series MASTER Links: (Music videos) www.youtube.com www.youtube.com www.youtube.com www.youtube.com 3) malpen04 "Maltese Singers" - music composed and/or sung by Maltese artists www.youtube.com 4) malpen04 Miscellaneous non-music video www.youtube.com
My Choice - Josef Strauss: Village Swallows from Austria (Dorfschwalben aus Österreich) Village Swallows from Austria a beautiful waltz by the Austrian composer, Josef Strauss (1827-1870). Plays the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mro Carlos Kleiber. This is one of Josef Strauss famous and beautiful waltzes. We're showing swallows plus some scenery of Austria. He was born in Vienna, the son of Johann Strauss I and brother of Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss. His academic achievements at an early age do not point to his being a composer. His father thought he was best suited for a career in the Austrian Habsburg military, nevertheless, he studied music theory with Franz Dolleschal and learned to play the violin with Franz Anton. He was trained as an engineer, and worked for the city of Vienna as an engineer and designer. Josef Strauss wrote 283 opus numbers, many of which reveal a composer of remarkable talent. He wrote many waltzes, many of which are still in the classical repertoire, including Dorfschwalben aus Österreich (Village Swallows from Austria), the one we're featuring here. Carlos Kleiber (1930 -- 2004) was an Austrian classical conductor who spent most of his professional career in Germany. Kleiber was the son of the Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber and Ruth Goodrich, an American. In 1935, the Kleiber family emigrated to Buenos Aires. Karl's name became Carlos. As a youth, he had an English governess, grew up in English boarding schools in Argentina and later studied in New York and Zurich ...
My Choice - Canadian Brass: Trumpet Fanfare The Canadian Brass is a brass quintet founded by Dr. Charles Daellenbach and Gene Watts in 1970. In addition to maintaining a heavy international touring schedule, the Canadian Brass have recorded over 80 CDs and DVDs. They have commissioned, performed, and recorded hundreds of transcriptions and original works for brass quintet. Named the "world's leading brass ensemble" by The Washington Post, they perform a wide variety of musical styles, primarily classical and jazz; as a result, they are not considered a "serious" chamber music ensemble. The Canadian Brass (known for their unique performance attire of formal black suits with white athletic shoes) made its American debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 1975. A significant international visit was made in 1977 when they were sent to mainland China as a cultural exchange between Canada and China. They were among the first Western musicians allowed into China after the Cultural Revolution had subverted Western art music. In 1979 Canadian Brass became the first chamber ensemble to solo the main stage at Carnegie Hall. As The New York Times reported, their sold-out performance "clearly establishes the Canadian Brass as a main-stage production." In addition to their heavy international touring schedule for over 30 years, and their extensive recording catalog, they have been on the Billboard charts in each decade of their existence, recording with the majors RCA, BMG, CBS, Sony, Philips and Decca, occupying ...