The first railway bridge across the Mississippi River is completed – from Rock Island, Illinois, to three miles away at Davenport, Iowa • Tsar Nicholas I of Russia dies. His son, Alexander II, makes peace with Britain and France. The Crimean War ends. Russia's humiliation inspires Alexander's desire for reform • A ship owned by a Chinese, registered with the British in Hong Kong, and docked at Guangzhou (Canton), is searched by Manchu government agents looking for a notorious pirate. The British send an expedition of ships seeking redress and are joined by the French, who want to avenge the Manchu execution of a French missionary. There is also dissatisfaction with Chinese compliance to agreements made at the end of the first Opium War. The Second Opium War begins
Elisha Graves Otis installs the first passenger-safe elevator in a department store in New York City • Giuseppe Garibaldi has been in New York for five years. He founds the Italian National Association to fight for the unification of Italy • In France, the novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert is partially published. It is about a woman who has adulterous affairs and it creates a scandal. Flaubert has to go to court to have the entire novel published • The Supreme Court of the United States, in the Dred Scott case, rules that African Americans, free or slave, are not citizens and have no recourse in federal courts • Gustave Flaubert (France) - Madame Bovary
The Second Opium War ends. China is forced to pay Britain and France indemnities and to open more ports. The opium trade is legalized. Christians are to be allowed to proselytize and guaranteed protection, and Westerners are to be allowed to hold property in China. Russia and the United States rush in to gain benefit from the British and French victory • In Vietnam, a French and Spanish expedition seizes the port city of Tourane (today Da Nang). The French are interested in ending Vietnamese persecution of Christian missionaries and interested in trade
In Vietnam, the French take over Saigon • John Brown wants to begin a war for the liberation of all slaves in the United States. An armed rising by him and his eighteen supporters is crushed. Brown is tried, convicted and hanged • Charles Darwin has been sitting on his Origin of the Species for 21 years. He has it published • British scientist John Tyndall describes carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor trapping heat in the atmosphere. And he suggests that change in the concentration of gases could bring climate change • The first successful oil well in the United States is drilled, in northern Pennsylvania • Rabbits are brought to Australia, which will produce an ecology disaster
Taiping rebels fail to take Shanghai, repelled by a force led by an Englishman, Frederick Townsend Ward • In the United States, George Crum has created what is to be known as the potato chip. He opens his own restaurant, featuring potato chips in a basket placed on every table • J.J.E. Lenoir of France develops an internal, non-compression, combustion engine • Jews in Britain are allowed to vote •
International trade has been increasing. World exports are 4.53 times what they were in 1800 • A network of abolitionist Quakers, Unitarians, Transcendentalists and Underground Railroad organizers have been practicing nonviolent civil disobedience for about ten years (many decades before Gandhi's non-violent civil disobendience). They have been working against the capture of fugitive slaves. Prominent among them has been the Unitarian Theodore Parker William Holman Hunt - The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple
Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics.
Camille Saint-Saëns – Symphony in F major "Urbs Roma"
Symphony in F major ''Urbs Roma'' - Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestre National de l'ORTF conducted by Jean Martinon.
I - Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
II - Scherzo. Molto vivace - Coda. Più presto - Prestissimo
III - Moderato assai serioso
IV - Poco allegretto - Andante con moto
Mily Balakirev – Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
Mily Balakirev - Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 1
Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky, 2006
Louis Gottschalk – Music for Piano
Gottschalk: Music for Piano
00:00 Deuxième Banjo, for piano, Op. 82, D. 16 (RO 24)
04:49 Solitude, for piano, Op. 65, D. 139 (RO 239)
09:00 La Brise, valse de concert for piano ("The Breeze"), D. 23 (RO 30)
13:05 Souvenir de la Havane, caprice de concert for piano, Op. 39, D. 145 (RO 246)
19:06 Le Chant du martyr, grand caprice religieux for piano, D. 30 (RO 49)
25:20 Manchega, étude de concert for piano, Op. 38, D. 86 (RO 143)
29:05 La Savane, ballade créole for piano, Op. 3, D. 135 (RO 232)
35:23 L' Union, paraphrase de concert for piano, Op. 48, D. 156 (RO 269)
Lambert Orkis 1982
Alexander Dargomyzhsky – Rusalka
Rusalka (Русалка) is an opera in four acts, six tableaux, by Alexander Dargomyzhsky, composed during 1848-1855. The Russian libretto was adapted by the composer from Pushkin's incomplete dramatic poem of the same name. It premiered on 4 May 1856 (Old Style) at the Theatre-circus, conducted by Konstantin Lyadov.
Dargomyzhsky - Rusalka
The Miller- Alexander Vedernikov, bs
Natasha- Natalia Mikhailova, s
The Prince- Konstantin Pluzhnikov, t
The Princess- Nina Terentieva, ms
Olga- Galina Pisarenko, s
Matchmaker- Oleg Klenov, b
Hunter- Oleg Klenov, b
Rusalochka- Vasilisa Byelova, child actor
Lead Peasant- Unspecified, t
Grand Chorus of All-Russian Radio and Television Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio Vladimir Fedoseyev, c.
The action takes place by the Dnieper River
The plot tells of a maiden who, after being jilted by a prince, drowns herself (hence the designation "rusalka," or "drowned maiden"). The last act of the opera, which features a ballet, is somewhat unusual in that a 12-year-old rusalka speaks her lines over the music.
The bank of the Dnieper River. A mill near an oak tree.
A rich mansion. A princely wedding.
Scene 1: A tower chamber. A drawing room.
Scene 2: The bank of the Dnieper River. The ruined mill. Evening.
Scene 1: The bottom of the Dnieper. The underwater palace of the Rusalki.
Scene 2: The bank of the Dnieper River. The ruined mill.
Giuseppe Verdi - Le trouvereOpera in 4 acts, La Monnaie, Brussels,20 May 1856. Revised version of Il trovatore, although written for the Paris Opéra with a ballet added, was given in Brussels, then performed at the Salle Le Peletier on 12 January 1857.
Giuseppe Martucci (Capua, 6 January 1856 – Naples, 1 June 1909) was an Italian composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. As a composer and teacher he was influential in reviving Italian interest in non-operatic music. As a conductor he helped to introduce Wagner's operas to Italy and also gave important early concerts of English music there.
Martucci was born at Capua, in Campania. He learned the basics of music from his father, Gaetano, who played the trumpet. A child prodigy, he played in public on the piano when only eight years old. From the age of 11, he was a student at the Naples Conservatory, on the recommendation of professor Beniamino Cesi, the latter being a former student of Sigismond Thalberg. From Paolo Serrao, Martucci acquired his initial training in composition; his own composition students later on, when he worked and taught at Bologna, included Ottorino Respighi.
He died in Naples in 1909.
Martucci's career as an international pianist commenced with a tour through Germany, France and England in 1875, at the age of 19. He was appointed piano professor at the Naples Conservatory in 1880, and moved to Bologna in 1886, replacing Luigi Mancinelli at the Bologna Conservatory; in 1902 he returned for the last time to Naples, as director of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
It was in 1881 that Martucci made his first conducting appearance. One of the earliest Italian musicians to admire Wagner, Martucci introduced some of Wagner's output to Italy. He led, for example, the first Italian performance of Tristan und Isolde in 1888 in Bologna. Nor did his enthusiasm for foreign composers end with Wagner's work. As well as performing Charles Villiers Stanford's 3rd ("Irish") Symphony in Bologna in 1898, he conducted one of the rare concerts of all-British orchestral music on the European continent in the later nineteenth century. What is more, he included music by Brahms, Lalo, Goldmark and others in his programmes.
Martucci began as a composer at the age of 16, with short piano works. He wrote no operas, which was unusual among Italian composers of his generation, but instead concentrated on instrumental music and songs, producing also an oratorio, Samuel.
Giuseppe Martucci - Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 40 (1878)
Giuseppe Martucci - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 66 (1885)
Carlo Bruno, piano and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Milano, conducted by Riccardo Muti. 1996.
Martucci - Symphony No. 1 in D minor, op. 75
2. Andante (cello solo)
4. Mosso – Allegro risoluto
George Ives, cello
Philharmonia Orchestra - Francesco D’Avalos, conductor
Martucci - Symphony No.2 in F-major, Op.81
Mov.I: Allegro moderato 00:00
Mov.II: Scherzo: Allegro vivace 14:31
Mov.III: Adagio ma non troppo 21:07
Mov.IV: Finale: Allegro 33:45
Philharmonic Orchestra - Francesco D'Avalos
Martucci - La canzone dei ricordi, (Song of Memories) (Text: R. E. Pagliara)
1. Andantino. "No, svaniti non sono i sogni"
2. Allegretto con moto. "Cantava'l ruscello la gaia canzone"
3. Andantino - Allegro giusto. "Fior di ginestra"
4. Allegretto con moto. "Sul mar la navicella"
5. Andante. "Un vago riormorio mi giunge"
6. Andantino con moto. "Al folto bosco, placida ombria"
7. Andantino. "No, svaniti non sono i sogni"
Mirella Freni, Soprano
Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala Riccardo Muti
Georges Bizet – Clovis et Clotilde - cantata
Bizet - Clovis et Clotilde - cantata
Orchestre Nationale de Lille
Septembre 17, 1988
Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 receives its first public performance. Hans von Bronsart is the pianist with Liszt conducting, in Weimar.
Liszt - Piano Concerto N. 2
Georgii Cherkin - piano
Simphony Orchestra of Classic FM
Conducted by Luciano di Martino
Live Recording, Bulgaria Hall, 2006, Sofia
Serenade No 1, Op. 11;
Eleven Variations on an Original Theme, in D major Opus 21 No.1
Johannes Brahms - Serenade No.1 in D-major, Op.11
Mov.I: Allegro molto 00:00
Mov.II: Scherzo: Allegro non troppo 10:27
Mov.III: Adagio non troppo 17:55
Mov.IV: Menuetto I & II 33:35
Mov.V: Scherzo: Allegro 37:13
Mov.VI: Rondo: Allegro 39:47
Orchestra: Capella Agustina
Conductor: Andreas Spering
Johannes Brahms - Variations on an Original Theme in D Major, op.21 no.1
Thema: poco larghetto 0:00
Var. 2: più moto 03:24
Var. 3: 04:15
Var. 4: 06:01
Var. 5: tempo di tema 07:02
Var. 6: più moto 08:57
Var. 7: andante con moto 09:54
Var. 8: allegro ma non troppo 11:56
Var. 9: 12:49
Var. 10: 14:02
Var. 11: tempo di tema, poco più lento 14:55
Jared Redmond, piano
Giuseppe Verdi – Simon Boccanegra
Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, whose play El trovador had been the basis for Verdi's 1853 opera, Il trovatore.
Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony;
Liszt - Dante Symphony S. 109
I. Inferno (Lento) (00:32)
II. Purgatorio (Andante con moto) Magnificat (21:53)
Coro de la OSG - Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Dima Slobodeniouk, director - 2016
Liszt - Hunnenschlacht
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Bernard Haitink conductor
Liszt - Symphonic poem - Die Ideale (1/2)
Budapesti Szimfonikus Zenekar, Joó Árpád
Liszt - Symphonic poem - Die Ideale (2/2)
Budapesti Szimfonikus Zenekar, Joó Árpád
Charles-Valentin Alkan – Sonate de Concert in E, Op. 47 for cello and piano
Charles-Valentin Alkan - Sonate de concert op. 47 pour piano et violoncelle en Mi majeur/Cello Sonata in E major, op.47
00:00 1. I. Allegro molto 10'29
10:29 2. II. Allegrettino 7"06
3. III. Adagio Écouter 9:52
4. IV. Finale alla saltarella. prestissimo 5:59
Emmanuelle Bertrand, violoncelle
Pascal Amoye, piano, 2001
Modest Mussorgsky – Souvenir d'Enfance
Modest Mussorgsky - Pieces for piano
1. Memories of childhood. Kids Games 00:00-02:40
2. Passionate impromptu 02:40-06:28
3. In the village 06:29-10:29
4. On the southern coast of Crimea 10:31-15:10
5. Seamstress 15:11-17:21
6. Minx 17:22-20:33
7. Near the southern coast of Crimea.Kayaks 20:34-24:10
8. Polka 24:12-26:27
9. Thought 26:29-30:55
10.Memories of childhood.Nanny and I 30:56-32:31
11. Thinking 32:32-37:30
12. Memories of childhood.The first sentence. 37:31-38:50
13. Tear 38:51-42:46
Ode to Spring: Concert Piece in G major, Op. 76, for piano and orchestra;
String Quartet No. 2 in A major; Op. 90
Joachim Raff - "ODE AU PRINTEMPS", for piano and orchestra, Op.76
Peter Aronsky, piano
RADIO-SINFONIEORCHESTER BASEL - Jost Meier
Joachim Raff - String Quartet No. 2
I. Rasch, jedoch ruhig
III. Langsam, doch nicht schleppend
Bedřich Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (revised version – original finished 1855)
Bedřich Smetana: Piano Trio g minor, op.15
1. Moderato assai - Più animato – 0:00
2. Allegro, ma non agitato – 11:25
3. Finale. Presto – 20:01
Terezie Fialová, piano
Roman Patočka, violin
Jiří Bárta, violoncello
Giuseppe Verdi – Aroldo
Aroldo is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on and adapted from their earlier 1850 collaboration, Stiffelio. The first performance was given in the Teatro Nuovo Comunale in Rimini on 16 August 1857.
Giuseppe Verdi - Aroldo
Aroldo - Gustavo Porta
Mina - Adriana Damato
Egberto - Franco Vassallo
Briano - Enrico Giuseppe Iori
Godvino - Valter Borin
Elena - Miriam Artiaco
Enrico - Antonio Feltracco
Piacenza Municipal Theater Chorus
Toscanini Foundation Symphony Orchestra
Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor, 2003
Time: Around 1200 A.D.
Place: Kent, England and near Loch Lomond, Scotland
Scene 1: A hall in Egberto's castle in Kent
The people of Aroldo's castle welcome him home from the Crusades. Then Mina enters distraught and remorseful, confessing her adultery (ciel, ch'io respiri / "Heavens, let me breathe"). She prays as Briano and Aroldo enter, the latter concerned about his wife's state of mind given that she had been his inspiration during the long period that he was away fighting the Saracens. He explains that Briano, now his faithful companion, had saved his life. Taking her hand, he is surprised to see that she is not wearing his mother's ring, which she had received upon his mother's death. He demands to know where it is, and tries to get to the bottom of her state of mind but they are interrupted by the return of Briano with news of the arrival of guests. Both men leave.
Mina's father, Egberto, enters and observes her writing a letter. Already suspicious of what he believes has been going on between Godvino and Mina, he demands to know if she is writing to Godvino. Snatching away the unfinished letter, he reads the words addressed not to Godvino but to Aroldo - "I am no longer worthy of you" - and realizes that he was not mistaken. He begins to demand that Mina keep silent and ensure Aroldo's continued love (Duet: Dite che il fallo a tergere / "You mean that your heart lacks the strength to wipe away your guilt?") while she further resists. Again, demanding that she obey him, he continues to make his demands: (Duet: Ed io pure in faccia agl'uomini / "And must I smother my rage....Must I conquer my shame?"). Finally, Egberto repeats his demands that she relent: it is his will, it is her duty as a wife, she must stop crying, and no one must suspect anything. She appears to relent (Duet: Or meco venite, il pianto non vale / "Come with me now, weeping will not help you").
Scene 2: A suite of rooms in the castle
Furtively, Godvino enters the room while a party is progressing in interior rooms. He laments that Mina has not contacted him in any way and, in a pre-arranged plan, leaves a letter within the pages of a book to which he has a key. However, unseen by Godvino, Briano has entered and observes Godvino's actions. He grows suspicious: "a friend of Aroldo?", he wonders. The guests flow into the room and Godvino is absorbed within the group. They all express their joy at Aroldo's return. Briano approaches Aroldo and explains what he has seen, pointing across the room to Enrico, Mina's cousin, as the one who planted the letter and who then picked up the book. But he is amongst the group and is dressed in the same way as Godvino, so there is some confusion. Suspicion falls on Enrico as Aroldo reveals that his honour has been betrayed. He tells of a similar situation in Palestine: Aria: Vi fu in Palestina / "In Palestine there was once a certain man....", and confronts Mina, since he knows that she has a key to the book and he believes that it too contains a secret letter. Mina's attempts to stall fail, and Aroldo breaks open the locked book and a letter drops from it to the floor. Quickly stepping forward, Egberto picks it up stating that no one shall see it. Aroldo is angry and Mina defends her father. Knowing the real culprit, Egberto confronts Godvino and demands that they meet in the churchyard.
The castle cemetery
Mina is alone in the churchyard; she despairs of her situation (Aria: (Oh Cielo, dove son'io? / "O Heaven. Where am I?"). When Godvino enters, she demands to be left alone and her ring be returned. He declares his love and insists upon staying to defend her while she proclaims that she hears her mother's voice coming from her tomb (Aria: Ah, dal sen di quella tomba / "Ah, from the depths of that tomb there echoes a sinister trembling"). Egberto comes across the couple, sends Mina away, and then confronts Godvino, offering him the choice of two proffered swords. Godvino refuses to take one. The older man continues to press him ("Are you dead to any sense of honour?"), accusing him of cowardice and stating that he will reveal him to be a bastard. At that remark, Godvino accepts the challenge and the two men fight until interrupted by the arrival of Aroldo. Stating that "I speak in the name of God", Aroldo tries to force the two men to stop their fighting. In disarming him, he takes Godvino's hand only to have Egberto question how Aroldo can take the hand of the very man who has betrayed him. With Mina's return, Aroldo finally realizes the truth (Aria: Ah no! è impossibile / "Ah no! It is impossible. Tell me at least that I have been mistaken"). Finally, Egberto insists that Aroldo must punish the right person and not Mina, and Aroldo attempts to return Godvino's sword and commence fighting him. Godvino refuses. With Briano's arrival and his attempts to calm his friend ("my heart has lost everything", Aroldo cries, while the chorus of praying parishioners can be heard coming from the church), all join in a plea for forgiveness. Aroldo collapses.
An anteroom in Egberto's castle
Egberto feels dishonoured and he regrets not being able to take his revenge, since Godvino has fled from the cemetery, taking Mina with him. He puts up his sword: O spada dell'onor / "O sword of honour...begone from me". Regretting that he has lost a daughter (Mina, pensai che un angelo / "Mina, I thought, through you, heaven had sent me an angle, a ray of pure love"), he writes a brief farewell note to Aroldo, and is about to take poison when Briano enters looking for Aroldo. He tells Egberto that Godvino has been apprehended and will be brought to the castle. Taking up his sword again, Egberto expresses his joy that one of the two of them will soon die: Oh gioia inesprimibile / "Oh inexpressible joy..." He leaves.
Aroldo enters with Godvino. The two men sit down to talk and Aroldo asks his rival what he would do if Mina were free. Mina is then summoned and Godvino is instructed to conceal himself and listen to the couple's conversation. Aroldo explains to Mina that they need to talk since he will be leaving that evening and that they must part (Opposto è il calle che in avvenire / "In the future, our lives must follow opposite paths"). He adds that she can redeem herself from dishonour by marrying the man who has captured her heart, and he presents her with a divorce paper to sign. She does so, declaring that they are free of each other. But she states that, in spite of everything, she could not be another man's wife and that she will always love Aroldo. Questioning her, he asks if she had been tricked into entering into the relationship by Godvino. When the answer is "yes", Aroldo swears that Godvino must die, indicating that her seducer is in the next room. Just then, Egberto bursts in, his sword covered in blood, and he declares that Godvino is dead. Briano leads Aroldo off to church while Mina cries out there has been no forgiveness for her sin.
A valley close to Loch Lomond
At sunset, a group of shepherds, huntsman and reapers have gathered on the banks of the Loch. As they leave, Aroldo and Briano appear, Aroldo confessing that he still loves Mina. The men pray as a storm begins and it drives the countryfolk back to the lake. A boat barely survives the storm and it arrives on land carrying Mina and Egberto, now shipwrecked. Seeking shelter, Egberto knocks on a stranger's door and, to his surprise, Aroldo appears, but Aroldo is angry, since he and Briano have fled to this remote place with no expectation of ever meeting Mina or her father again. In spite of Aroldo's objections, Egberto pleads with him to accept Mina as his daughter, if not as her husband. Mina tries to calm her father (Taci, mio padre, calmati / "Be silent, father, calm yourself"). In the hope of obtaining forgiveness (in a trio involving Egberto, Mina and Aroldo) she begs for a "last word" with Aroldo (Allora che gl'anni / "When the weight of years..."). Then Briano steps forward. He proclaims the often-quoted words from the Bible: "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone". Aroldo is reduced to tears and, with the pleadings of both Briano and Egberto, he forgives his wife. As all exclaim "Let the divine will triumph", the couple embraces, and Mina and Aroldo are reunited.
Ambroise Thomas – Le Carnaval de Venise
Le carnaval de Venise is an opera in 3 acts by Ambroise Thomas, libretto by Thomas Marie François Sauvage. The first performance was given Opéra-Comique, Salle Favart II on 9 December 1857.
Wilhelm Kienzl (17 January 1857 – 3 October 1941) was an Austrian composer.
Kienzl was born in the small, picturesque Upper Austrian town of Waizenkirchen. His family moved to the Styrian capital of Graz in 1860, where he studied the violin under Ignaz Uhl, piano under Johann Buwa, and composition from 1872 under the Chopin scholar Louis Stanislaus Mortier de Fontaine. From 1874, he studied composition under Wilhelm Mayer (also known as W.A. Rémy), music aesthetics under Eduard Hanslick and music history under Friedrich von Hausegger. He was subsequently sent to the music conservatorium at Prague University to study under Josef Krejci, the director of the conservatorium. After that he went to Leipzig Conservatory in 1877, then to Weimar to study under Liszt, before completing doctoral studies at the University of Vienna.
In 1879 Kienzl departed on a tour of Europe as a pianist and conductor. He became the Director of the Deutsche Oper in Amsterdam during 1883.
In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.
After World War I, he composed the melody to a poem written by Karl Renner, Deutschösterreich, du herrliches Land (German Austria, you wonderful country), which became the unofficial national anthem of the first Austrian Republic until 1929. Aware of changes in the dynamics of modern music, he ceased to write large works after 1926, and abandoned composition altogether in 1936 due to bad health. As of 1933, Kienzl openly supported Hitler’s regime.
Kienzl's first love was opera, then vocal music, and it was in these two genres that he made his name. For a while he was considered, along with Hugo Wolf, one of the finest composers of Lieder (art songs) since Schubert. His most famous work, Der Evangelimann, best known for its aria Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden (Blessed are the persecuted), continues to be revived occasionally. It is a folk opera which has been compared to Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and contains elements of verismo. After Humperdinck and Siegfried Wagner, the composers of fairy-tale operas, Kienzl is the most important opera composer of the romantic post-Wagner era. However, Kienzl's strengths actually lie in the depiction of everyday scenes. In his last years, his ample corpus of songs achieved prominence, though it has largely been neglected since then.
Despite the fact that opera came first in his life, Kienzl by no means ignored instrumental music. He wrote three string quartets and a piano trio.
"Der Kuhreigen" by Wilhelm Kienzl
RUDOLF SCHOCK, tenor
Alfons Herwig, bariton
Richard Kraus, conductor
(b. Naples, March 8, 1857; d. Montecatini, August 9, 1919)
Italian composer. With Pietro Mascagni, A he was the leading early exponent of opera’s verismo style, in which subjects are taken from the darker side of life and treated in a realistic manner. Not only did he share the same fate as Mascagni—as a composer of a single-hit, single-act opera, but their famous works are often inseparable as the “Cav and Pag” double bill.
Leoncavallo graduated from the Naples Conservatory at the age of 18. His first opera was Chatterton (ca. 1876), based on Alfred de Vigny’s life of the English poet. The impresario who had agreed to produce it disappeared at the last moment, leaving the project in a shambles and the composer in debt. After that fiasco, Leoncavallo spent some time in Egypt before moving to Paris, where he supported himself by teaching and playing the piano at cafe concerts. Upon his return to Italy, he received a contract from the publishing house Ricordi and started to write an opera based on the Medici family, the first installment of a trilogy he hoped would bear comparison with Wagner’s Ring cycle. While in the midst of that project he was inspired by the recent success of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana to write an opera in a similar style, based on a true story he remembered from his childhood told by his father, a police magistrate. He wrote his own libretto (later adding the famous prologue, “Si puo?” that is delivered in front of the curtain). The first performance of Pagliacci was given in Milan in 1893 at the Teatro dal Verme, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. It created an immediate sensation, and within two years Pagliacci had been produced all over Italy, as well as at the Vienna Staatsoper, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, and in Prague, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Dublin, and Moscow. Leoncavallo’s next opera, based on Henri Miirger’s Scenes de la vie de boheme (Scenes from the Bohemian Life) and finished in 1897, had the extraordinary bad luck of appearing 15 months after Puccini’s La boheme, based on the same novel. The public, enamored of Puccini’s stunning operatic rendering of the story, paid little attention to Leoncavallo’s worthy but lesser effort. It was a bitter moment for Leoncavallo, who accused
Puccini of stealing his idea. In 1900 Leoncavallo’s Zaza enjoyed only a modest success; Der Roland von Berlin (1904), an opera commissioned by Kaiser Wilhelm II to celebrate the House of Hohenzollern, did well in Berlin thanks to its royal theme and patronage, but was a bust at its Italian premiere in 1905. Try as he might, Leoncavallo could not duplicate the passionate dramatic flow of Pagliacci or the emotional paroxysm of its famous aria ‘Vesti la giubba,” which has become a showpiece for hot-blooded tenors the world over. He spent the final years of his career writing operettas.
Pagliacci is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo. It is the only Leoncavallo opera that is still widely performed. Opera companies have frequently staged Pagliacci with Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni, a double bill known colloquially as 'Cav and Pag'.
La bohème is an Italian opera in four acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The opera received a successful premiere at the Teatro la Fenice, Venice on 6 May 1897.
Ruggero Leoncavallo - "La bohème"
Visconte Paolo................Jörn W. Wilsing
Gustavo Colline...............Raimund Grumbach
Il Signore..........................Albert Gassner
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, 1981
Time: one year from Christmas, 1837 to Christmas, 1838.
The innkeeper Gaudenzio tries in vain to eject the Bohemians, who never pay and are continually up to no good. During the conversation another piece of horseplay on their part is discovered. They sit down to dine, while Musette gaily sings. (Canzonette: "Mimì is the name of my sweet blonde.") Naturally when they are asked to pay the bill, they have no money. A comic fight ensues between them and the innkeeper, who has called his servants to assist him. It is ended by Barbemuche, who offers to pay the bill.
The courtyard of Musette's house
Musette's lover has left her, refusing any longer to pay her debts. In consequence, her furniture has been confiscated and is carried down to the courtyard. When this has been done, she returns home. She expects guests but cannot entertain them in any other way than by receiving them in the courtyard. Here the Bohemians, who arrive in large numbers, celebrate joyously. The neighbours, awakened from sleep, protest in vain and the scene ends in a general fight between the two factions.
Marcello's garret room
Musette, who can no longer bear the sufferings of hunger and want, determines to leave Marcello. During the festivities in the courtyard, Mimì has allowed herself to be carried off by Count Paul, but she returns, motivated by love for Rodolfo. Musette begs her to go with her, but she refuses. Angrily, Marcello and Rodolfo force both women to leave the apartment.
Rodolfo's garret room
Mimì returns to Rodolfo, at the brink of death. Musette, who accidentally meets her there, sacrifices her jewels to procure fuel to warm the room for Mimì. As the Christmas chimes are heard, Mimì dies.
Zazà is an opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo, with the libretto by the composer. Its première at the Teatro Lirico di Milano on 10 November 1900.
The story of the opera concerns the French music hall singer, Zazà and her affair and subsequent decision to leave her lover, Milio, when she discovers that he is married.
Ruggero Leoncavallo - ZAZA'
Zazà : Lynne Strow Piccolo,
Milio : Luciano Saldari
Cascart : Angelo Romero,
Anaide : Silvana Mazzieri
Floriana : Mariella Adani,
Natalia : Sofia Mezzetti
Claretta/Signora Dufresne : Maria Grazia Piolatto
Simona : Maria Luisa Actis Perino,
Malardot : Ermanno Lorenzi
Michelin :Nino Carta,
Bossy :Vinicio Cocchieri ,
Duclos :Giovanni Gusmeroli, Courtois: Angelo Nosotti, Augusto :Saverio Porzano
Lartigon :Vito Susca,
Marco : Pietro Tarantino,
Totò : Guido Rimonda
Orchestra Sinfonica e coro della Rai di Torino
Direttore Maurizio Arena
Registrazione del 25 agosto 1978
Der Roland von Berlin is an opera in four acts by composer Ruggero Leoncavallo. The work uses a German-language libretto by Leoncavallo which is based on Willibald Alexis's 1840 historical novel of the same name. The opera premiered at the Berlin State Opera on 13 December 1904. Its premiere in Italy was given at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples the following month where it was sung in Italian with the title Rolando.
LEONCAVALLO "Der Roland von Berlin"
František Ondříček (29 April 1857 – 12 April 1922) was a Czech violinist and composer. He gave the first performance of the Violin Concerto by Antonín Dvořák, and his achievements were recognised by the rare award of honorary membership of the Philharmonic Society of London (now the Royal Philharmonic Society) in 1891.
František Ondříček was born in Prague, the son of the violinist and conductor Jan Ondříček. He studied at the Prague Conservatory under Antonín Bennewitz, and was then supported by Henryk Wieniawski through two years studying at the Paris Conservatoire with Lambert Massart. He shared a first prize with Achille Rivarde.
He was the soloist in the first performance of Dvořák's Violin Concerto, Op. 53 in Prague on 14 October 1883, and performed it again in Vienna on 2 December. In the late 1880s he settled in Vienna, where he taught. He also published a technical treatise on violin technique in 1909.
After World War I, Ondříček returned to Prague, where he directed the violin masterclass at the Prague Conservatory. Notable students include composer Karel Navrátil. See: List of music students by teacher: N to Q#František Ondříček. He died in Milan.
As well as being a highly regarded violinist, Ondříček was also a composer, his works including a set of Bohemian Dances Op. 3 for violin and piano composed in 1883, a Bohemian Rhapsody Op. 21 for violin and piano from 1906, and a String Quartet Op. 22 from 1907. He also left cadenzas for several violin concertos, including those of Mozart and Brahms.
Frantisek Ondricek - Scherzo Capriccioso op.18
Kristina Marusic - violin
Mina Ristic - piano
Franz Ondricek - Barcarole
Sir Edward Elgar, in full Sir Edward William Elgar, (born June 2, 1857, Broadheath, Worcestershire, England—died February 23, 1934, Worcester, Worcestershire), English composer whose works in the orchestral idiom of late 19th-century Romanticism—characterized by bold tunes, striking colour effects, and mastery of large forms—stimulated a renaissance of English music.
The son of an organist and music dealer, Elgar left school at age 15 and worked briefly in a lawyer’s office. He was an excellent violinist, played the bassoon, and spent periods as a bandmaster and church organist. He had no formal training in composition. After working in London (1889–91), he went to Malvern, Worcestershire, and began to establish a reputation as a composer. He produced several large choral works, notably the oratorio Lux Christi (1896; The Light of Life), before composing in 1898–99 the popular Enigma Variations for orchestra. The variations are based on the countermelody to an unheard theme, which Elgar said was a well-known tune he would not identify—hence the enigma. Repeated attempts to discover it have been unsuccessful. All but the last of the 14 variations refer cryptically to friends of Elgar, the exception being his own musical self-portrait. This work, highly esteemed by Hans Richter, who conducted the first performance in 1899, brought Elgar recognition as a leading composer and became his most frequently performed composition. In 1900 there followed another major work, the oratorio The Dream of Gerontius, which many consider his masterpiece. Based on a poem by John Henry Cardinal Newman, it dispensed with the traditional admixture of recitatives, arias, and choruses, using instead a continuous musical texture as in the musical dramas of Richard Wagner. The work was not well received at its first performance in Birmingham, but after it was acclaimed in Germany, it won British favour.
Elgar, a Roman Catholic, planned to continue with a trilogy of religious oratorios, but he completed only two: The Apostles (1903) and The Kingdom (1906). In these less successful works, representative themes are interwoven in the manner of the leitmotivs of Wagner. Other vocal works include the choral cantata, Caractacus (1898), and the song cycle for contralto, Sea Pictures (1900).
In 1904 Elgar was knighted, and from 1905 to 1908 he was the University of Birmingham’s first professor of music. During World War I he wrote occasional patriotic pieces. After the death of his wife in 1920, he curtailed his music writing severely, and in 1929 he returned to Worcestershire. Friendship with George Bernard Shaw eventually stimulated Elgar to further composition, and at his death he left unfinished a third symphony, a piano concerto, and an opera.
Elgar’s principal works of a programmatic nature are the overture Cockaigne, or In London Town (1901), and the “symphonic study” Falstaff (1913). Of his five Pomp and Circumstance marches (1901–07; 1930), the first became particularly famous. Also highly esteemed are his two symphonies (1908 and 1911), the Introduction and Allegro for strings (1905), and his Violin Concerto (1910) and Cello Concerto (1919).
The first English composer of international stature since Henry Purcell (1659–95), Elgar liberated his country’s music from its insularity. He left to younger composers the rich harmonic resources of late Romanticism and stimulated the subsequent national school of English music. His own idiom was cosmopolitan, yet his interest in the oratorio is grounded in the English musical tradition. Especially in England, Elgar is esteemed both for his own music and for his role in heralding the 20th-century English musical renascence.
Elgar - Symphony No.1
London Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Vernon Handley, 1979
I. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice
II. Allegro molto
IV. Lento — Allegro
Tema e Variações Para Orquestra, enigma, Opus 36
1. Introdução de Variação 1: C.A.E.
2. Variação 2- H.D.S.-P
3. Variação 3- R.B.T
4. Variação 4- W.M.B
5. Variação 5- R.P.A
6. Variação 6- Ysobel
7. Variação 7- Troyte
8. Variação 8- W.N
9. Variação 9- Nimrod
10. Variação 10: Intermezo: Dorabella
11. Variação 11- G.R.S
12. Variação 12- B.G.N
13. Variação 13- Romanza
14. Variação 14: Finale: E.D.U
Concerto Para Violoncelo e Orquestra em Mi Menor, Opus 85
15. Adagio - Moderato
16. Lento - Allegro Molto
18. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo
Marcha Militar #1 Em Ré Maior, Opus 39, Pompa e Circunstância
Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius,Op. 38
Peter Pears (Gerontius), tenor
Yvonne Minton (The Angel), mezzo-soprano
John Shirley-Quirk (Priest, Angel of Agony), bass-baritone
London Symphony Chorus - Arthur Oldham
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, dir. David Willcocks
London Symphony Orchestra - Conducetd by Benjamin Britten, 1972
Elgar：Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Live in Japan（1994）
Piano Concerto No.1;
Violin Concerto No. 2
Camille Saint-Saëns - Piano concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 17
Gabriel Tacchino (piano), Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment (conductor)
Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 2 in C Major
Fanny Clamagirand, violin
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois conductor
Johann Strauss II — Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
Johann Strauss II — Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Zubin Mehta from Heldenplatz, Vienna.
Charles Gounod - Le médecin malgré lui
Le médecin malgré lui (The Doctor in spite of himself) is an opéra comique in three acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Molière's play, also entitled Le Médecin malgré lui.
Hidden treasures - Charles Gounod - Le médecin malgré lui
Sganarelle - Jean-Christophe Benoit,
Leandre - Michel Hamel,
Martine - Janine Capderou,
Jacqueline, Lucinde's nurse - Lina Dachary,
Lucinde - Monique Stiot,
Geronte - Jean-Louis Soumagnas,
Valere (baritone), Geronte's valet - Jean Martin,
Lucas (tenor), Geronte's servant - Joseph Peyron.
Place: Rural France
Time: the 17th century
In a forest
Sganarelle is a drunken wood-cutter who ill-treats his wife (Duo "Non, je te dis que je n'en veux rien faire"). She is waiting for a chance for revenge (Couplets "Toute femme tient"), when Valère and Lucas, servants of wealthy Géronte, present themselves in search of a doctor for Géronte's daughter, Lucinde who is feigning dumbness in order to avoid an unpalatable marriage. Martine, Sganarelle's wife tells Valère and Lucas that her husband is a learned doctor, but will refuse to practise his art unless he is given a thrashing. They find the oblivious wood-cutter drinking (Couplets "Qu'ils sont doux"), and force him (Trio "Monsieur n'est ce pas"), by blows to admit his imputed profession and go with them. (Chorus "Nous faisons tous")
A room in Géronte's house
In the "Entr'acte", Léandre sings a serenade for Lucinde (Sérénade "Est-on sage"). Géronte complains to Lucinde's nurse Jacqueline's that he has got a rich husband in line for Lucinde as Léandre is too poor (Couplets "D'un bout du monde"). Sganarelle puts on an act as a doctor with nonsense words and false treatments (Sextuor "Eh bien, charmante demoiselle"; Finale "Sans nous").
Entr'acte: Géronte's house
(Air "Vive la médicine") After Sganarelle has been introduced to the 'patient' Lucinde, her lover Léandre obtains an interview with him, and under the disguise of an apothecary, arranges an elopement with Lucinde while the mock doctor distracts the father. (Scene et Choeur "Sarviteur Monsieur le Docteur")
("Changement à vue") Sganarelle and Jacqueline flirt (Duo "Ah! que j'en suis, belle nourrice"). When the mock doctor and his apothecary return, Lucinde sees her lover and instantly regains the power of speech. (Quintette "Rien n'est capable") Géronte's fury is so great he is about to call for justice and to have Sganarelle hanged, when Léandre announces his father-in-law that he has just inherited a large property from an uncle. Géronte's objection to Léandre (his poverty) is thus overcome, Sganarelle is saved from punishment, Martine claims the credit for her husband's social elevation – and Sganarelle forgives her (Finale).
Fromental Halevy - La Magicienne
La magicienne (The Sorceress) is a grand opera in five acts composed by Fromental Halévy. The libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges is based on stories surrounding the European folk figure Melusine, especially Coudrette's 15th-century Roman de Mélusine. The opera premiered on 17 March 1858 at the Théâtre de l'Académie Impériale de Musique in Paris.
Fromental Halévy - LA MAGICIENNE
Mélusine (mezzo-soprano) : Marianne Crebassa
Blanche (soprano) : Norah Amsellem
Aloïs (deuxième soprano) : Jennifer Michel
René de Thouars (tenor) : Florian Laconi
Stello de Nici (baritone) : Marc Barrard
Le Comte de Poitou (bass) : Nicolas Cavallier
Chœur de Radio France
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon - Montpellier, July 2011
Setting: Poitou, France in the High Middle Ages
Blanche, the young Countess of Poitou, is in her father's château eagerly awaiting the return of her fiancé René from the Crusades. A mysterious pilgrim returning from the Holy Land (the sorcerer Stello di Nici in disguise) appears to say that René's return is imminent and that he has arrived at the forest near the château of the Countess of Lusignan (Mélusine).
The scene shifts to the forest outside the Lusignan château. Mélusine, who had been seduced by Stello di Nici and given supernatural powers by him in exchange for her soul, is surrounded by numerous dancing fairies and genies. On seeing the handsome René asleep in his tent, Mélusine falls in love with him and contrives for him to have a dream in which she appears. René awakens, troubled by the dream and fearful that the beautiful unknown woman in the dream could replace Blanche in his affections. Mélusine and her fairies disappear into the depths of the forest.
Mélusine is alone in an underground chamber in her château where she practices her magic and consults various books of the occult. Besotted with René, she longs to be free of her bondage to Stello. She casts a spell which she believes will kill him and rejoices at being freed from his power. At that moment one of the walls in her chamber collapses and Stello appears very much alive to remind her that she cannot escape from their pact.
The scene shifts to the Count of Poitou's château where René has arrived to great rejoicing. In celebration of the impending marriage, a ballet in the form of a human chess game is performed. After the ballet the Sibyl of Samos appears accompanied by a chorus of Greek maidens, priests, and augurs. To the consternation of the Count of Poitou, the Sibyl predicts future unhappiness. René is also worried and observes to himself that the Sibyl's voice is strangely familiar. She then takes him aside and slowly lifts her veil to reveal that she is actually Mélusine. She tells him that Blanche has been unfaithful to him while he was away and asks him join her in the gardens later that night where she will provide proof.
In the gardens of the Count of Poitou's château, Mélusine conjures up ghostly apparitions which convince René that Blanche has accepted the advances of her page Aloïs.
As dawn breaks, villagers descend from the hills dancing and singing. They perform a Maypole dance watched by Blanche and her attendants. René joins them, but when they are alone, he angrily confronts Blanche for her infidelity and refuses to marry her. Finding his daughter distraught at René's feet, the Count of Poitou is outraged by the false accusations and threatens René. To protect him from her father's fury, Blanche tells the Count that the accusations are true and that she will now become a nun in the nearby convent. Fearful that René might relent, Mélusine causes a violent thunderstorm and spirits him away in the rain.
René and Mélusine, now lovers, are in a richly decorated pavilion in the château Lusignan. They are surrounded by fairies, ondines, nymphs, gnomes and other mythical creatures who dance and sing for their entertainment. Suddenly the castle walls part and Stello de Nici appears. René demands to know who he is and Stello tells him that he is Mélusine's lover. René draws his sword, but Stello's powers make it fall apart in his hands. Stello then reveals Mélusine's trickery to René and tells him about her diabolic nature and pagan practices. René is overcome with remorse and vows to seek Blanche's forgiveness. He curses Mélusine as do a large chorus of demons whom Stello has summoned. As daylight breaks, Mélusine's face takes on a horrible expression and she is bathed in a lurid green light.
In a picturesque valley, Blanche and attendants are on their way to the convent which can be seen in the distance. Mélusine, now deeply remorseful, approaches her. She begs Blanche's forgiveness and tells her that René now knows the truth and awaits her in the convent church. At first Blanche refuses to pardon her and leaves for the church to join René. As Mélusine looks longingly towards the convent, trumpets sound, the earth opens up, and Stello appears accompanied by demons and the spirits of the damned. They attempt to drag Mélusine down to hell. Then Blanche, René, and the Count of Poitou are heard in the church praying for her soul. The demons roar in agony. Mélusine holds a rosary up to them and cries out, "I believe in God! I am a Christian!". Blanche, René, and the Count of Poitou come down from the church. Stello and the demons disappear into the earth amidst flames and the sound of thunder. The valley fills with processions of villagers, members of the Count of Poitou's court, and nuns from the convent led by their abbess. As Mélusine dies in Blanche's arms, a large luminous cross appears in the sky.
Giovanni Pacini — Il saltimbancoIl saltimbanco
Il saltimbancoIl saltimbanco dramma lirico in 3 acts Libretto by Giuseppe Checchetelli. The opera premiered on 24 May 1858 at the Rome, Teatro Argentina.
Eugène Ysaÿe, composer, born.
Jacques Offenbach- Orphée Aux Enfers
Orphée Aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld), operetta by Jacques Offenbach, Paris production opened at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens on October 21 and ran for 228 performances
Giacomo Puccini, composer, born.
(b. Liege, July 16, 1858; d. Brussels, May 12, 1931)
Belgian violinist and composer. After receiving instruction from his father he attended the Liege Conservatory, taking a silver medal in 1874 and winning a scholarship that supported further study, first with Henryk Wieniawski in Brussels and subsequently with Henry Vieuxtemps in Paris.
After serving in Berlin as concertmaster of the Bilsesche Kapelle (later re-formed as the Berlin Philharmonic) from 1879 to 1882, he returned to Paris in 1883 and quickly established himself as one of the most prominent musicians in the French capital. In 1886 he was appointed instructor of violin at the Brussels Conservatory, where, with fellow faculty members, he formed the Quatuor Ysaye. Passionately committed to contemporary music, Ysaye and the quartet gave the first performances of works by Franck, d’Indy, Debussy, and Faure. As a soloist, Ysaye premiered Franck’s Sonata in A (1886), sent to him as a wedding gift, and Chausson’s Poeme (1896).
In the years following the outbreak of World War I, complications resulting from diabetes began to take their toll on Ysaye’s playing, forcing him to turn his attention increasingly to conducting, teaching, and composition. From 1918 to 1922 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and in 1924, following his return from America, he produced what is regarded as his greatest work, the Six Sonatas, Op. 27, for unaccompanied violin. Each of the six is dedicated to a violinist of the younger generation—in order, the dedicatees are Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom (second violin in the Quatuor Ysaye), and Manuel Quiroga. All
are filled with rich and incredibly challenging writing, especially the flamboyant one-movement Sonata No. 3, subtitled Ballade. In 1929 Ysaye’s right foot was amputated. He gave his last concert in 1930, and in the final year of his life completed an opera, Piere li houieu (Peter the Miner), which received its premiere in Liege a few weeks before his death.
Eugène Ysaÿe - 6 Sonates opus 27 No. 5 (end) à Mathieu Crickboom
2) Danse rustique -Moderato amabile-Tempo1-Poco più mosso)
No.6 à Manuel Quiroga
-Allegro giusto non troppo vivo
-Allegretto poco scherzando
Eugène Ysaÿe - 6 Sonates opus 27
No. 4 (end) à Fritz Kreisler
3) Finale (Presto ma non troppo)
No. 5(begin) à Mathieu Crickboom
1) L'aurore (Lento assai)
2) Danse rustique (Allegro giocoso molto moderato-
Eugène Ysaÿe - 6 Sonates opus 27
No. 2(begin) à Jacques Thibaud
2) Malinconia (Poco lento)
3) Danse des ombres: Sarabande (Lento)
4) Les furies (Allegro furioso)
Ysaye - Poème Elégiaque, Op. 12
Frank Peter Zimmermann
first version of Psalm 23;
Prelude after a theme from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen for piano;
Deux Épisodes d'apres le Faust de Lenau (orchestral arrangement);
Liszt - Totentanz for Piano & Orchestra
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
John Axelrod, conductor
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Auditorium "Arturo Toscanini" 10 Aprile 2014
Liszt - Psalm 23 : Mein Got, der ist mein Hirt
Soprano: Dayna Clarke
Harpist: Erzsébet Gaál
Pipe Organ: Dean Charles Webb
Liszt - prelude Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
(Prelude based on a theme from Bach's Cantata No. 12)
Apostolos Darlas, piano
Liszt - Der nächtliche Zug (Zwei Episoden aus Lenaus Faust)
Conductor: Matei Pop (2012)
Liszt Ferenc - Te Deum
Előadja az Adorate Kórus, vezényel: Dombó Dániel,orgonán kísér: Harmath Dénes
Budapest, Egyetemi templom, 2011
Piano Concerto No. 1;
Serenade No. 2 in A
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
3. Rondo: Allegro non troppo
Daniel Barenboim, piano, Münchner Philharmoniker conducted by Sergiu Celibidache, 1991
Johannes Brahms: Serenade no. 2 op. 16 in A major, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.
I. Allegro moderato - 00:00
II. Scherzo. Vivace - 08:54
III. Adagio non troppo - 11:50
IV. Quasi menuetto - 19:47
V. Rondo. Allegro - 25:08
Charles-Valentin Alkan – Concerto for Solo Piano
Alkan - Concerto For Solo Piano
Ronald Smith, piano
1. Allegro assai
2. Adagio 29:47
3. Allegretto alla barbaresca 41:52
Grieg - 23 Short Peices for Solo Piano, EG 104
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Pianist
1. Allegro agitato
3. Molto allegro vivace
4. Andante quasi allegretto
5. Allegro assai
6. Allegro con moto
7. A Dream
8. Allegro assai
10. At Gellert's Grave
12. Largo con estro poetica
13. Allegretto con moto
14. Allegretto con moto
15. Prelude for two parts
17. Molto adagio religioso
18. Fifth Birthday
20. Allegro vivace
22. Gently, not to fast
23. Assai allegro furioso
Edvard Grieg - 23 Little Piano Pieces, EG 104
Mily Balakirev – Overture to King Lear
Mily Balakirev - Overture - King Lear
Vassily Sinaisky - BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Max Bruch – String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 9
Bruch: Complete String Quartets
00:00:00 String Quartet in C Minor, Op. Posth.: I. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro molto
00:08:19 String Quartet in C Minor, Op. Posth.: II. Adagio
00:17:26 Quartet in C Minor, Op. Posth.: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
00:21:08 String Quartet in C Minor, Op. Posth.: IV. Finale. Presto agitato
00:26:49 String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 9: I. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
00:36:12 String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 9: II. Adagio
00:42:52 String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 9: III. Allegro molto energico
00:47:00 String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 9: IV. Molto vivace
00:52:14 String Quartet No. 2 in E Major, Op. 10: I. Allegro maestoso
01:01:41 String Quartet No. 2 in E Major, Op. 10: II. Andante quasi adagio
01:07:57 String Quartet No. 2 in E Major, Op. 10: III. Vivace non troppo - Un poco meno vivo
01:13:25 String Quartet No. 2 in E Major, Op. 10: IV. Finale. Vivace
Stefan Kirpal (violin)
Gundula Kirpal (violin)
Alba González i Becerra (viola)
Stephen Ristau (violincello)
Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera
Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) is an 1859 opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The text by Antonio Somma was based on Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's 1833 five act opera, Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué
Charles Gounod – Faust
Faust first performed in Paris. Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on a work by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.