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S. Prokofiev : "Suggestion Diabolique" op. 4 no. 4 (Chiu)
S. Prokofiev : "Suggestion Diabolique" op. 4 no. 4 (Chiu) S. Prokofiev : "Suggestion Diabolique" op. 4 no. 4 (Chiu). Early in the 20th century, an aspiring 17-year-old composer named Sergei Prokofiev wrote a collection of primal, abrasive piano pieces that defied the lush, romantic inclinations of Russian classical music of the time. One of these compositions was a 3-minute piece called "Suggestion Diabolique". When Prokofiev performed this composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1909, he was denounced as an "extreme leftist", and a "bad boy of Russian music" (this wasn't meant as a backhanded compliment, like in the Russell Crowe sense). Since then, however, "Suggestion Diabolique" has come to be regarded as a piano masterpiece, a foil for concert pianists everywhere.
Rachmaninoff -  Vocalise For Violin
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise For Violin Title : Sergei Rachmaninov, Vocalise (Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14) From Wikipedia,Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 is a song by Sergei Rachmaninoff, published in 1912 as the last of his Fourteen Songs, Opus 34. Written for voice (soprano or tenor) with piano accompaniment, it contains no words, but is sung using any one vowel (of the singer's choosing). It was dedicated to soprano Antonina Nezhdanova. Although the original publication stipulates that the song may be sung by either soprano or tenor voice, it is usually chosen to be performed by a soprano. As with many classical vocal pieces, it is transcribed in a variety of keys, allowing the performer to choose a vocal range more suitable to their natural voice, so that artists who may not have the higher range of a soprano can nevertheless perform the song. When sung by a tenor, it is sung an octave lower than the same key when sung by a soprano.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell) This is one of Henry Purcell's anthems, written for the funeral of Queen Mary II in 1695. It was performed in December last year in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Warsaw, Poland at a concert in aid of the Halemba Tragedy, by the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna Choir ( www.fnok.pl ) and conducted by Richard Bylicki Berkeley.
Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast Moldau (Vltava) [City of Prague Philharm
Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast Moldau (Vltava) [City of Prague Philharm A TRIP TO PRAGUE, including Ma Vlast -- Download for $9.99 at: emhclassicalmusic.bandcamp.com EPIC ORCHESTRA, including Ma Vlast -- Download for $8.99 at: emhclassicalmusic.bandcamp.com Facebook.com/EMHClassicalMusic -- Like us! Listen to more incredible works and download albums! *** The EMH Classical Music Library was created with the belief that there could be better recordings of the world's classical music. The result is a collection of over 200 cuts featuring the great classical works such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Symphony 40 as well as excerpts from Dvorak's New World Symphony and Handel's Messiah, just to name a few. The EMH Classical Music Library is adding brand new recordings all the time. Listen to the audio CDs or find a way to hear it in Surround. Classical music never sounded like this! -------------------------- Listen online, purchase and download via www.EMHClassicalMusic.com. Sunday Morning Classics Series available via Deseret Book at www.DeseretBook.com. Inspirational Classics for a Peaceful Day: Sunday Morning with Bach, Sunday Morning with Beethoven, Sunday Morning with Classical Piano, Sunday Morning With Handel, Sunday Morning With Mozart, Sunday Morning With String Quartet. All pieces available in 24bit/96k 5.1 Surround and Stereo, wet and dry. Follow EMH on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: Twitter.com/EMHClassical and Facebook.com/EMHClassicalMusic
Wagner - RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES - Furtwangler
Wagner - RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES - Furtwangler The Ride of the Valkyries, by Richard Wagner, in a classic recording with Wilhelm Furtwangler and the Vienna Philharmonic. Illustrations are by Arthur Rackham. "One golden summer in adolescence...I heard the 'Ride of the Valkyries' on a gramophone and saw Arthur Rackham's illustrations to The Ring." (CSLewis) The music: probably the most famous and instantly identifiable of Wagner's works is this short orchestral prelude from Die Walkure, the second opera in the monumental Der Ring des Nibelungen. It has gone on to enter popular culture, being used in many films, most notably the helicopter attack sequence in Apocalypse Now. In terms of composition it perfectly demonstrates Wagner's epic sense of drama, and also his masterful orchestration. The conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler is probably unrivalled as an interpreter of the core Austro-German Romantic repertoire, setting benchmarks in the performance of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Wagner, Bruckner and others. His recordings include two complete Ring Cycles, both of them classics. The illustrations: Arthur Rackham was one of the greatest illustrators at the turn of the 19th century, creating classic visions for fairy tales and fantasies (Alice, Peter Pan, etc.). His work on Der Ring des Nibelungen is often considered one of the finest visual depictions of Wagner's epic. Sound: sorry the quality isn't first class - the recording is nearly sixty years old! (Imagine what Furtwangler could do with digital surround sound ...
La Vita è Bella - Offenbach, Barcarolle - Tales of Hoffman, Belle n
La Vita è Bella - Offenbach, Barcarolle - Tales of Hoffman, Belle n Barcarolle (from The Tales Of Hoffmann) written by Jacques Offenbach.The term barcorolle (also barcarola, barcarole) in fact denotes a Venetian folk song sung by the gondoliers. In classical music there are two famous barcarolle, one of them being this particular one by Offenbach (the other by Chopin). Originally titled "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" this barcarolle features in the 2nd Act of the Opera The Tales of Hoffman (Les contes d'Hoffmann). The Barcarolle has also featured in many movies, including Life Is Beautiful.
Serenade - Schubert  Piano  Edgardo Roffe
Serenade - Schubert Piano Edgardo Roffe Interpretation by the pianist Edgardo Roffe.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 - 2nd Movement - Part 1 of 2
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 - 2nd Movement - Part 1 of 2 Audio only - Scherzo: Molto vivace - Presto, the second movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, performed on period instruments by The London Classical Players, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.
S. Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kijé-Troika / Love and Death
S. Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kijé-Troika / Love and Death Classical music in movies. The music is used in Allen's movie (cfr. www.naxos.com ), but not necessarily in the scenes of the clip. Watch the video in its context : users.telenet.be
Jacqueline du Pre - Jacqueline's Tears (Jacques Offenbach)
Jacqueline du Pre - Jacqueline's Tears (Jacques Offenbach) Les Larmes de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Tears) Op.76 No.2 / Harmonies du soir Op.68 composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) and dedicated to Arsène Houssaye. The performance is by Jacqueline Du Pre who played it beautifully.
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