Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Manos Hatzidakis: Gioconda's Smile

Gioconda's Smile (Greek: Το Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας) is one of the most famous albums by Greek composer Manos Hatjidakis. It is considered one of the classic albums of 20th-century music in Greece.

The album was recorded in New York in 1965, with Quincy Jones as producer. It was first released in USA in 1965 with twelve orchestral songs, and that same year in Greece, but "The Athletes" and "The Soldier" were not included.

The album was re-released in 2004, as part of the EMI Classics series.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 - Thielemann

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

1 Allegro con brio
2 Andante con moto
3 Allegro
4 Allegro

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 - Haitink

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

1 Allegro non troppo
2 Andante moderato
3 Allegro giocoso
4 Allegro energico e passionato

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tales of a City and a Sea...

A compilation of four short films shot in Athens and in Evia, Greece.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Frederick Delius - A BBC documentary

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Proms 2012)

Frederick Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden *

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor

Royal Albert Hall, 31 July 2012

* Interlude from the opera "A Village Romeo and Juliet"

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde | Leonard Bernstein

Tristan: Peter Hofmann
Isolde: Hildegard Behrens
Brangäne: Yvonne Minton
König Marke: Hans Sotin
Kurwenal: Bernd Weikl
Melot: Heribert Steinbach
Seemann Thomas Moser
Hirt: Heinz Zednik
Steuermann: Raimund Grumbach

Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Chorus of the Bavarian Radio (Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lili Boulanger: Du fond de l'abîme (Psalm 130)

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918):
Du fond de l'abîme (1917)

Monteverdichor Würzburg
Matthias Beckert (cond.)

Monday, August 15, 2016

"Scaramouche" (1952) - Suite | Victor Young

Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman (score reconstruction: William Stromberg).

1. Main Title
2. Vanished Merchant
3. The Tomb, Andre and Aline
4. Why?
5. Pavane
6. Andre Escapes
7. The Big Apple
8. The Magic Box/Roses and Napoleon
9. End Cast

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Wagner: Götterdämmerung | Boulez, Bayreuth '79

Brünnhilde - Gwyneth Jones
Siegfried - Manfred Jung
Hagen - Fritz Hübner
Alberich - Hermann Becht
Gunther - Franz Mazura
Gutrune - Jeannine Altmeyer

Musical Direction: Pierre Boulez
Bayreuth Theater, 1979