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Erez plays Bach Capriccio from Partita 2 BWV826 (Rerecording)
Erez plays Bach Capriccio from Partita 2 BWV826 (Rerecording) iTunes link itunes.apple.com This is a rerecording of JS Bach's Capriccio from Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826 played by Tzvi Erez on a Bosendorfer piano. Copyright 2010 Niv Classical & Tzvi Erez. All Rights Reserved.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La cathédrale engloutie"
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La cathédrale engloutie" The composer Claude Debussy needs little introduction. As a pianist, he was noted for his avoidance of the crisp, dry and articulated style which typified French pianism of the nineteenth century. His style of playing was simple, highly tone-conscious and completely uncluttered by over-expressive angst. This piece is number ten in the first book of Préludes. The recording is a piano roll recording made by Debussy for Welte in 1913 (just three years after the work was composed). The piano rolls for Welte are amongst the most accurate we have, conveying the original performed dynamics, attack and pedalling rather faithfully, and when a good roll is played on a properly conditioned piano, the problems of dubious rhythmic bumpiness which infect many roll playbacks can vanish. This rendition seems as fine as we could hope for. Debussy makes important changes to the music here, doubling the tempo when bars are notated in 3/2 (the prevailing tempo being 6/4).
Pearl Fishers Duet - Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill
Pearl Fishers Duet - Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill The legendary recording of the Pearl Fishers Duet, with the thrilling voices of Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill. The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra is led by Renato Cellini. Recorded in 1950, this version of the great Bizet duet is unarguably a classic, and still the finest version around. My video seeks to commemorate the lives of these wonderful singers: they are true legends, and should never be forgotten. '"Au fond du temple saint...was always top of listener's polls for the BBC's Your Hundred Best Tunes. It was also No 1. in ABC's "The Classic 100 Opera", a poll in which Australians voted for the one moment in opera they could not live without.'(Wikipedia)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Piano Concerto #2 (opening)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Piano Concerto #2 (opening) Saint-Saëns is a well-known composer. In the nineteenth century he was also well-known as a virtuoso pianist, ranked alongside giants such as Liszt, Clara Schumann, Pugno, Pachmann, Planté, Grieg and Rubinstein. Fortunately, a few performances of his have been preserved on early records. These demonstrate a quite astounding virtuosity in the classic nineteenth century French style (crisp, cultured, refined, charming and without as much rubato as the German school). Amazingly, even though he was getting quite old by the time he recorded, there is no apparent lack of technique or interpretative quality in the recordings (unlike, for example, and unfortunately, the recordings of his great contemporary Francis Planté). The recordings of Saint-Saëns are important as Saint-Saëns has the honour of being the oldest pianist to record at all. Sadly he was restricted to mostly salon-style works in his recordings, and he only recorded his own works. What we would give for a little Liszt or Chopin... This recording is of a slightly adapted opening of Saint-Saëns's own second piano concerto op.22 in G minor. The playing is wonderful.
Van Cliburn - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky C
Van Cliburn - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky C The First International Tchaikovsky Competition - Moscow - 1958 (Complete Live Recording) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Pyotr II'yich Tchaikovsky Performers: Van Cliburn (Piano) Kirill Kondrashin (Conductor) Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra) (Applause) 0.14 I. Allegro non troppo e malto maestoso 20.05 II. Andante semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo primo 6.22 III. Allegro con fuoco 6.47 On April 11th, 1958, the first thaw in the Cold War occurred in Moscow during the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. Drawing on a mutual love of music between two great nations, 23-year-old American classical pianist Harvey "Van" Cliburn captured the hearts and minds of the Russian people and went on to win the coveted gold medal.
Prokofiev - Symphony no. 1 'Classical' (1)
Prokofiev - Symphony no. 1 'Classical' (1) This is a wonderful recording of Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the legendary Sergei Koussevitsky. Sound quality is very good for a recording from 1947. I hope you enjoy listening, and do check out part two! Also, do drop me a message if you have any comments, suggestions or constructive criticism... (To the best of my knowledge all material in this video is public domain.)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La plus que lente"
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La plus que lente" The composer Claude Debussy needs little introduction. As a pianist, he was noted for his avoidance of the crisp, dry and articulated style which typified French pianism of the nineteenth century. His style of playing was simple, highly tone-conscious and completely uncluttered by over-expressive angst. The recording is a piano roll recording made by Debussy for Welte in 1913 (just three years after the work was composed). The piano rolls for Welte are amongst the most accurate we have, conveying the original performed dynamics, attack and pedalling rather faithfully, and when a good roll is played on a properly conditioned piano, the problems of dubious rhythmic bumpiness which infect many roll playbacks can vanish. This rendition seems as fine as we could hope for. This work, "La plus que lente", is a very slow waltz of sorts, composed in 1910.
New Pathetique for Piano by a Published Composer
New Pathetique for Piano by a Published Composer One of the best piano pieces by American composer Webster Young. He has written more than 40 piano works - as well as operas, ballets, and orchestral works. The recording is at CDbaby.com under "Webster Young". The sheet music is available at Musicnotes.com DVDs on Young (documentary films) are at the Documentary online store.
Beniamino Gigli sings Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima (1953)
Beniamino Gigli sings Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima (1953) In this 1953 recording, Italian tenor Beniamino Gigli sings the famous aria "Una furtiva lagrima" from the opera L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). Conductor: Nino Sanzogno Orchestra di Milano della RAI
Johannes Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, part 2 - Adagio
Johannes Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, part 2 - Adagio Johannes Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, part 2 - Adagio, Shlomo Mintz- violine, conductor: Maxim Eshkenazy, Classic FM M-Tel Orchestra, Bulgaria Hall, LIVE RECORDING
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