Composers

Summertime - Piano Improvisation
Summertime - Piano Improvisation at the moment I live in Germany and here the summer is nearly always much humid one (RAIN), I hatred this type of summer and I have tried this my version of "Summertime" what mean's for me this 2007 German much rain summer. Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins' songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle). Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Bobby Darin, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Janis Joplin, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Nina Simone, Maureen McGovern, John Fahey, The Residents, Sublime, and Sting. About the composer: George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose early death brought to a premature halt one of the most remarkable careers in American music. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are universally familiar. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. Gershwin's compositions have been used in numerous films and on television, and many became jazz standards recorded in numerous variations. Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs. Early life Gershwin was named Jacob Gershowitz at birth in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His parents were Russian Jews. His father, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz, changed his family name to 'Gershvin' sometime after immigrating to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in the early 1890s. Gershwin's mother Rosa Bruskin had already immigrated from Russia. She met Gershowitz in New York and they married on July 21, 1895.[1] (George changed the spelling of the family name to 'Gershwin' after he became a professional musician; other members of his family followed suit.) George Gershwin was the second of four children.[2] He first displayed interest in music at the age of ten, when he was intrigued by what he heard at his friend Maxie Rosenzweig's violin recital.[3] The sound and the way his friend played captured him. His parents had bought a piano for lessons for his older brother Ira, but to his parents' surprise and Ira's relief, it was George who played it.[4] Although his younger sister Frances Gershwin was the first in the family to make money from her musical talents, she married young and devoted herself to being a mother and housewife. She gave up her performing career, but settled into painting for another creative outlet — painting was also a hobby of George Gershwin. Gershwin tried various piano teachers for two years, and then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer by Jack Miller, the pianist in the Beethoven Symphony Orchestra. Until Hambitzer's death in 1918, he acted as Gershwin's mentor. Hambitzer taught Gershwin conventional piano technique, introduced him to music of the European classical tradition, and encouraged him to attend orchestra concerts.[5] (At home following such concerts, young Gershwin would attempt to reproduce at the piano the music that he had heard.) Gershwin later studied with classical composer Rubin Goldmark and avant-garde composer-theorist Henry Cowell.
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.
Toccata and Fugue - J.S. Bach
Toccata and Fugue - J.S. Bach Vanessa-Mae plays a rare version of Toccata and Fugue with her acoustic violin, accompanied by the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra. This was during her classical tour in 1996.
Root Beer Mozart
Root Beer Mozart For Mozart's birthday... this is the Overture of "Die Zauberflöte" by Mozart. Played on root beer bottles. Get my t-shirts: http://bit.ly/MGMshirts Like this video? Click the link to tweet about it! http://bit.ly/RootBeerMozartTweet Watch my other videos: http://www.youtube.com/MysteryGuitarMan Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MysteryGuitarM ...and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MysteryGuitarMan Portuguese subtitles by: http://sleepneverwakeup.wordpress.com
Gracia - William Tell Overture
Gracia - William Tell Overture Rossini's classical piece performed by three talented violin player ladies from Hungary
Luciano Pavarotti - La Donna è Mobile Rigoletto
Luciano Pavarotti - La Donna è Mobile Rigoletto The "king" Luciano Pavarotti as Il Duca di Mantova in the screen movie "Rigoletto" (1983) based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera with the same name (1851). La Donna è Mobile - Giuseppe Verdi La donna è mobile Qual piuma al vento Muta d'accento E di pensiero Sempre un'amabile Leggiadro viso In pianto o in riso È menzognero La donna è mobil Qual piuma al vento Muta d'accento E di pensier E di pensier E di pensier è sempre misero Chi a lei s'affida Chi le confida Mal cauto il core Pur mai non sentesi Felice appieno Chi su quel seno Non liba amore La donna è mobil Qual piuma al vento Muta d'accento E di pensier E di pensier E di pensier...
Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 1st mov
Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 1st mov Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
Maria Callas - La Traviata
Maria Callas - La Traviata Maria Callas (1923-1977) Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) La traviata E strano! E strano!...Ah, fors'è lui che l'anima...Follie! Follie!...Sempre libera Orchestra sinfonica di Torino della RAI Conducted by Gabriele Santini 1953 VIOLETTA (sola) È strano! È strano! In core scolpiti ho quegli accenti! Saria per me sventura un serio amore? Che risolvi, o turbata anima mia? Null'uomo ancora t'accendeva -- O gioia ch'io non conobbi, esser amata amando! E sdegnarla poss'io per l'aride follie del viver mio? Ah, fors'è lui che l'anima solinga ne' tumulti godea sovente pingere de' suoi colori occulti! Lui che modesto e vigile all'egre soglie ascese, e nuova febbre accese, destandomi all'amor. A quell'amor ch'è palpito dell'universo intero, misterioso, altero, croce e delizia al cor! Follie! follie! Delirio vano è questo! Povera donna, sola, abbandonata in questo popoloso deserto che appellano Parigi. Che spero or più? Che far degg'io? Gioire, di voluttà ne' vortici perir. Gioir, gioir! Sempre libera degg'io folleggiare di gioia in gioia, vo' che scorra il viver mio pei sentieri del piacer. Nasca il giorno, o il giorno muoia, sempre lieta ne' ritrovi, a diletti sempre nuovi dee volare il mio pensier. ALFREDO (sotto al balcone) Amore, amor è palpito... VIOLETTA Oh! ALFREDO ...dell'universo intero -- VIOLETTA Oh amore. ALFREDO Misterioso, misterioso, altero, croce, croce e delizia, croce e delizia, delizia al cor. VIOLETTA Follie! follie! Ah sì! Gioir, gioir! Sempre libera degg'io folleggiare di gioia in gioia, vo' che scorra il viver mio pei sentieri del piacer. Nasca il giorno, o il giorno muoia, sempre lieta ne' ritrovi, a diletti sempre nuovi, dee volare il mio pensier. ALFREDO Amor è palpito dell'universo -- VIOLETTA Ah! Dee volar il mio pensier. Ah! il mio pensier. Il mio pensier.
Sumi Jo - Verdi - La Traviata - Violetta - Sempre Libera
Sumi Jo - Verdi - La Traviata - Violetta - Sempre Libera "Ah! Fors'e lui" "Sempre Libera" Sokcho Summer Festival, Sokcho, South Korea, 2005.
Verdi Requiem
Verdi Requiem UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus Jeffrey Thomas, conducting, with Arianna Zukerman, soprano; Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano; Steven Tharp, tenor; David Arnold, baritone, and alumni chorus. Verdi: Requiem. Series: "Mondavi Center Presents" [6/2004] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 8630]
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