Hymn To The Fallen (From "Saving Private Ryan" Soundtrack) · John Williams
One of the greatest war movie of all time and this should have won the Best Picture instead of Shakespeare in Love.
Sergei Rachmaninov piano concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18. [ II - Adagio sostenuto]. Hélène Grimaud (solist), Claudio Abbado (conductor). Lucerne 2008.
Hélène Grimaud considers the concerto in A major "probably the most sublime concerto Mozart ever wrote", with a slow movement that is "an extremely deep and painful expression of longing, where you find the real Mozart." The concerto was a 'must-have' for this collaboration. The concerto in F major K459 is less well-known, but with a very special vitality and a virtuosic finale that is for Grimaud, "pure pianistic pleasure". Besides the two concertos, the album includes the beautiful concert aria for orchestra, soprano and piano 'Ch'io mi scordi di te', sung by Mojca Erdmann. The aria was Mozart's declaration of love to the soprano Nancy Storace, his Susanna in the world premiere of "Le nozze di Figaro". It was composed in 1786, the same year as the Piano Concerto No.23 which it joins here. Watch Hélène Grimaud play the Adagio from Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 23, which recorded for her new album marking two 'firsts' for Hélène Grimaud - her first live DG recording and her first ever Mozart concerto recording.
This rapturous music...
Copernicus Chamber Orchestra, Horst Sohm (conducting/Leitung)
Tomaso Albinoni - Adagio en sol menor, in G minor,
Live in concert - Festival de Musica de L´Escala
Concerts Clàssics L'Escala-Empúries
Live performance - 2011
Violins: Anna Piniuta, Michał Kwaśniak, Marta Rusiniak, Ewa Żołyniak,
Aleksandra Pilarska Sabina Milewska, Katarzyna Składanek,
Violas: Magdalena Swiąder, Weronika Maniakowska,
Violoncellos: Michał Litwa, Joanna Laskowska,
Bass: Krzysztof Sypek,
Director/Dirigent: Horst Sohm
Music to touch the soul...
A little know piece from Bill Evans.
More pastoral music for these troubled times...
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), England.
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" for String Orchestra and Harp.
Skaila Kanga, Harp
London Philharmonic Orchestra
A beautiful video of a beautiful opus.