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Classical Music - Wind Orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 (Jazz Suite)

The Suite for Variety Orchestra (post-1956) is a suite in eight movements by Dmitri Shostakovich. The work consists of a collection of movements which derive from other works by the composer. It is also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra, for example in Derek Hulme’s Shostakovich catalogue. For many years the Suite for Variety Orchestra [...]

Classical - music - Violin

John Williams: Por una cabeza (Tango)

“Por una Cabeza” is an tango song with music and lyrics written in 1935 by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera respectively. The name is a Spanish horse-racing phrase meaning “by a head”, which refers to a horse winning a race by the length of one head. The lyrics speak of a compulsive horse-track gambler who [...]

Maksim Mrvica

Profile: Maksim Mrvica

Maksim Mrvica (born May 3, 1975) is a Croatian pianist. He plays classical crossover music. Mrvica was born in Šibenik, Croatia. He took up piano lessons from the age of nine from Marija Sekso and gave his first public performance in the same year. Just three years later he gave his first concert performance of [...]

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Profile: Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος) (Athens 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – Milan 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century. Also known as Dimitris Mitropoulos. Mitropoulos was noted as a champion of modern music, such as that by [...]

Classical - music - Violin

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 is a violin concerto in three movements composed by Johannes Brahms in 1878 and dedicated to his friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. It is Brahms’s only violin concerto, and, according to Joachim, one of the four great German violin concerti. It follows the standard concerto form, with three [...]

Orchestral Classical Music

Ludwig van Beethoven: Aria “Ah! perfido”, Op. 65 (Lyrics)

Concert Aria “Ah perfido!”, Op. 65, is a Scene for Soprano and Orchestra and one of the secular vocal works of famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), written in 1796. The wonderful lyrics that surround it is a text by Italian poet and librettist Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi Metastasio (1698-1782).

Classical - music

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9, D. 944

The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as the Great (published in 1840 as “Symphony No. 7 in C Major”, listed as No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little [...]

Orchestra - Music

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Op. 95

The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. [...]

Trio Italiano - Sognando Aranjuez

Concerto de Aranjuez with Saxophone and Accordion

The Concerto de Aranjuez is a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. Written in 1939, it is far and away Rodrigo’s best-known work, and its success established his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the twentieth century. The Italian music group “Trio Italiano” creates an [...]

Classical Music - Wind Orchestra

Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

Joseph Haydn‘s Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (Concerto per il Clarino, Hob.: VII e, 1) was written in 1796, when he was 64 years old, for his long-time friend Anton Weidinger. Anton Weidinger developed a keyed trumpet which could play chromatically throughout its entire range… The valved trumpets used today started to appear in [...]

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