Kismet by BOND

https://youtu.be/EfImvO-iWb0 Kismet2000Classical Pop BONDClassical PopFormed: 2000Nationality: Australian BOND BOND is a string quartet formed by music producer Mike Batt and promoter Mel Bush in 2000. The current line-up consists of Tania Davis (first violinist), Eos Counsell (second violin), Elspeth Hanson (viola), and Gay-Yee Westerhoff (cello). Hanson replaced original band member Havlie Ecker 2ho left in … Continue reading Kismet by BOND

Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

https://youtu.be/rWDBOQ0jPMo Pagliacci1892Opera Ruggero LeoncavalloOperaBorn: 23 April 1857, Naples, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 9 August 1919, Montecatini Terme, Italy Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857-1919 Leoncavallo was an opera composer and librettist. He produced numerous operas and other songs throughout his career but is best known for the opera “Pagliacci” which remains one of the most popular and frequently performed works … Continue reading Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Violin Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakivich

https://youtu.be/SXDk1CoIRuY Violin Concerto No.11947Symphonic Dmitri ShostakovichClassicalBorn: 25 September 1906, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 9 August 1975, Moscow, Russia Dmitri Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was a composer and pianist who became internationally known following his First Symphony premiered in 1926. He was regarded as a major composer of his lifetime. Shostakovich combined various musical techniques within his … Continue reading Violin Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakivich

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg

https://youtu.be/WVra2IotK-M Wedding Day at Troldhaugen1896Classical Edvard GriegRomanticBorn: 15 June 1843, Bergen, NorwayNationality: NorwegianDied: 4 September 1907, Bergen, Norway Edvard Grieg 1843-1907 Grieg was a composer and pianist. He is considered one of the main composers of the Romantic era and his music remains the standard of the global classical repertoire. Grieg made use of Norwegian … Continue reading Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg

Jeux d’Eau by Maurice Ravel

https://youtu.be/2DhJr1m8Y80 Jeux d'Eau1901Piano Solo Maurice RavelImpressionismBorn: 7 March 1875, Ciboure, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 December 1937, Paris, France Maurice Ravel 1875-1937 Ravel was a composer, conductor, and pianist. Although he rejected the term he is often associated with Impressionism. During the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was regarded internationally as France’s greatest living composer

The Brandenburgers in Bohemia by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/UMa7gVQqEAg The Brandenburgers in Bohemia1862-63Opera Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the father … Continue reading The Brandenburgers in Bohemia by Bedrich Smetana

Waltz No.2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

https://youtu.be/phBThlPTBEg Waltz No.21938Jazz Dmitri Shostakovich9 August 1975, Moscow, RussiaClassicalBorn: 25 September 1906, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 9 August 1975, Moscow, Russia Dmitri Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was a composer and pianist who became internationally known following his First Symphony premiered in 1926. He was regarded as a major composer of his lifetime. Shostakovich combined various musical … Continue reading Waltz No.2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/CT5p6iChGgQ Violin Concerto1903Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop its national identity as it … Continue reading Violin Concerto by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

Valse Triste by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/5Ls8-pk4IS4 Valse Triste1903Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop its national identity as it … Continue reading Valse Triste by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

The Blessed Spirits by Vanessa Mae

https://youtu.be/faVWF0UN274 The Blessed Spirits1997Classical Pop Vanessa MaeClassical, Classical PopBorn: 27 October 1978, SingaporeNationality: Thai-British Vanessa Mae Mae is a violinist and has achieved album sales reaching several million, and in 2006 she was the wealthiest entertainer under 30. Mae also competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics alpine skiing

Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré

https://youtu.be/U5Y0uQLgriA Sicilienne1893Romantic Gabriel FauréClassicalBorn: 12 May 1845, Pamiers, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 4 November 1924, Paris, France Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 Fauré was a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation with works such as Pavane, Requiem, and Sicilienne. Generally, his best-known works are from his early career however … Continue reading Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré

Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/w6jlhLUgER0 Má vlast1874-79Symphonic Poems Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the father of … Continue reading Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana

The Bartered Bride: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/QLUm_yvnyo4 The Bartered Bride: Overture1866Comic Opera Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the … Continue reading The Bartered Bride: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

Romeo and Juliet by Hector Berlioz

https://youtu.be/VZhBexI6F6U Romeo and Juliet1839Dramatic Symphony Hector BerliozRomanticBorn: 11 December 1803, La Côte-Saint-André, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 8 March 1869, Paris, France Hector Berlioz 1803-1869 Berlioz was a composer and conductor of the Romantic era. His works include orchestral works, choral pieces, three operas, and compositions of hybrid genres. As the eldest son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet by Hector Berlioz

Gugliolmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/DgUuGqRm26k Gugliolmo Ratcliff1894Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading Gugliolmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni

L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/8eapIAePKEo L'amico Fritz1891Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni

She Moved Through the Fair by Loreena McKennitt

https://youtu.be/qTa8NA7Ei84 She Moved Through the Fair1985New Age Loreena McKennittNew AgeBorn: 17 February 1957, Manitoba, CanadaNationality: Canadian Loreena McKennitt McKennitt is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for Celtic and Middle Eastern-influenced world music. She is also known for her refined soprano vocals. McKennitt has sold over 14 million albums worldwide.

Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg

https://youtu.be/I1Yoyz6_Los Piano Concerto1868Romantic Edvard GriegRomanticBorn: 15 June 1843, Bergen, NorwayNationality: NorwegianDied: 4 September 1907, Bergen, Norway Edvard Grieg 1843-1907 Grieg was a composer and pianist. He is considered one of the main composers of the Romantic era and his music remains the standard of the global classical repertoire. Grieg made use of Norwegian folk music … Continue reading Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg

Karelia Suite by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/547JMqxcyac Karelia Suite1893Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop it’s national identity as it … Continue reading Karelia Suite by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

Easter Hymn by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/n6D5ZNwqYB0 Easter Hymn1890Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading Easter Hymn by Pietro Mascagni

In the Mists by Leoš Janáček

https://youtu.be/9m5oVNFlKnc In the Mists1912Romantic Leoš JanáčekFolk, OperaBorn: 3 July 1854, Hukvsldy, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 August 1928, Ostrava, Czechia Leoš Janáček 1854-1928 Janáček was a composer, folklorist, musical theorist, teacher, and publicist, inspired by Moravian and other Slavic music to create a modern musical style. He devoted himself to folkloristic research until 1895. Janáček’s early musical … Continue reading In the Mists by Leoš Janáček

Miss Sarajevo by Luciano Pavarotti

https://youtu.be/LWXQdw-YvVM Miss Sarajevo1995Classical Luciano PavarottiOperaBorn: 12 October 1935, Modena, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 6 September 2007, Modena, Italy Luciano Pavarotti 1938-2007 Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who crossed over into popular music late in his career. He became one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. He gained international fame for the quality of … Continue reading Miss Sarajevo by Luciano Pavarotti

Escales by Jacques Ibert

https://youtu.be/HjgnUcMjPQQ Escales1922Classical Jacques IbertModernismBorn: 15 August 1890, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 5 February 1962. Paris, France Jacques Ibert 1890-1962 Ibert was a composer of classical music. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome, despite the interruption of active service in the First World War. Ibert is best known for his orchestral … Continue reading Escales by Jacques Ibert

Anitra’s Dance by Øystein Baadsvik

https://youtu.be/W_o_YigQQB0 Anitra's Dance2003Classical Øystein BaadsvikClassicalBorn: 14 August 1966, Trondheim, NorwayNationality: Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik Baadsvik is a tuba soloist and chamber musician. He began playing the tuba at the age of 15 at his school in Trondheim, Norway, and at 18 years old won first prize in a Norwegian nation competition for soloists. Baadsvik has performed … Continue reading Anitra’s Dance by Øystein Baadsvik

La Virgen Lava Pañales by Plácido Domingo

https://youtu.be/xmUsR8jlNMA La Virgen Lava Pañales1981Classical Plácido DomingoOperaBorn: 21 January 1941, Madrid, SpainNationality: Spanish Plácido Domingo Domingo is an opera singer, conductor, and arts administrator. He is well known for his versatility, performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian in many of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Domingo is primarily a … Continue reading La Virgen Lava Pañales by Plácido Domingo

Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Dmitry Kabalevsky

https://youtu.be/Zn_NL3w3MOc Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minorClassical Dmitry KabalevskyOrchestral, Opera, Ballet, Chamber MusicBorn: 30 December 1904, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 14 February 1987, Moscow, Russia Dmitry Kabalevsky Kabalevsky was a composer and teach of aristocratic Russian descent. He was a prolific composer of piano and chamber music best known for his Second Symphony, ‘Galloping … Continue reading Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Dmitry Kabalevsky

Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze by Joseph Haydn

https://youtu.be/OY2vixVCr1M Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze1785Classical Joseph HaydnClassicalBorn: 31 March 1732, Rohrau, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 31 May 1809, Vienna, Austria Joseph Hadyn Haydn was a composer of the Classical era and instrumental in the development of chamber music. He spent much of his career as a court musician for the remote estate of the Esterházy … Continue reading Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze by Joseph Haydn

Cello and Wind Instruments by Jacques Ibert

https://youtu.be/eqGvB0ZXwdU Cello and Wind Instruments1925Classical Jacques IbertModernismBorn: 15 August 1890, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 5 February 1962. Paris, France Jacques Ibert Ibert was a composer of classical music. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome, despite the interruption of active service in the First World War. Ibert is best known for … Continue reading Cello and Wind Instruments by Jacques Ibert

Caruso by Andrea Bocelli

https://youtu.be/6iBjxRy8acQ Caruso1994Classical Andrea BocelliOperaBorn: 22 September 1958, Lajatico, ItalyNationality: Italian Andrea Bocelli Bocelli is an operatic tenor and multi-instrumentalist. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old he became blind at 12 years old after a soccer accident. Bocelli rose to fame in 1994 winning the preliminary round of the 44th Sanremo Music festival with … Continue reading Caruso by Andrea Bocelli

Fnugg Blue by Øystein Baadsvik

https://youtu.be/mHMyrhilkdo Fnugg Blue2004Classical Øystein BaadsvikClassicalBorn: 14 August 1966, Trondheim, NorwayNationality: Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik Baadsvik is a tuba soloist and chamber musician. He began playing the tuba at the age of 15 at his school in Trondheim, Norway, and at 18 years old won first prize in a Norwegian nation competition for soloists. Baadsvik has performed … Continue reading Fnugg Blue by Øystein Baadsvik

Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

https://youtu.be/_Od7gx3Dc-U Romeo and Juliet1880Ballet Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyClassical, RomanticBorn: 7 May 1840, Votkinsk, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 6 November 1893, Saint Petersburg, Russia Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky was a Romantic composer and the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression. In 1884 Tsar Alexander III honoured him with a lifetime pension. Tchaikovsky was educated for a … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Vers la Flamme by Alexander Scriabin

https://youtu.be/2D_fKQdwgY8 Vers la Flamme1914Classical Alexander ScriabinClassicalBorn: 6 January 1872, Moscow, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 14 April 1915, Moscow, Russia Alexander Scriabin Scriabin was a composer and virtuoso pianist. In his earlier career, he was influenced by the Romantic music of Frédéric Chopin and composed his own music with a relatively tonal, Romantic idiom. In his later career, … Continue reading Vers la Flamme by Alexander Scriabin

The Celebrated Minuet by Luigi Boccherini

https://youtu.be/ASu_aXk8iv8 The Celebrated Minuet1771Classical Luigi BoccheriniClassicalBorn: 19 February 1743, Lucca, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 28 May 1805, Madrid, Spain Luigi Boccherini Boccherini was a composer and cellist of the Classical era. Even though he matured apart from the major European musical centres his music retained a courtly and galante style. He is best known for a minuet … Continue reading The Celebrated Minuet by Luigi Boccherini

The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns

https://youtu.be/Mvh4zEKG2zs The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan1886Classical Camille Saint-SaënsClassicalBorn: 9 October 1835, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 16 December 1921, Algiers [El Djazaïr], Algeria Camille Saint-Saëns Saint- Saëns was a composer, organist, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic era. Among his best-known works are the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse Macabre (1874), and The Carnival of … Continue reading The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns

Scarborough Fair by André Rieu

https://youtu.be/t2l3F0VOQpc Scarborough Fair2016Orchestral André RieuClassicalBorn: 1 October 1949, Maastricht, NetherlandsNationality: Dutch André Rieu André Rieu is a violinist and conductor, probably best known for creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Along with his orchestra, Rieu has turned classical music into a world-touring concert act matching the success of some of the biggest pop and rock music … Continue reading Scarborough Fair by André Rieu

Il Mare Calmo Della Sera by Andrea Bocelli

https://youtu.be/Xjl156IBVGY Il Mare Calmo Della Sera1994Classical Andrea BocelliOperaBorn: 22 September 1958, Lajatico, ItalyNationality: Italian Andrea Bocelli Bocelli is an operatic tenor and multi-instrumentalist. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old he became blind at 12 years old after a soccer accident. Bocelli rose to fame in 1994 winning the preliminary round of the 44th … Continue reading Il Mare Calmo Della Sera by Andrea Bocelli

On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček

https://youtu.be/V280ixNS5Jc On an Overgrown Path1921Classical Leoš JanáčekFolk, OperaBorn: 3 July 1854, Hukvsldy, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 August 1928, Ostrava, Czechia Leoš Janáček Janáček was a composer, folklorist, musical theorist, teacher, and publicist, inspired by Moravian and other Slavic music to create a modern musical style. He devoted himself to folkloristic research until 1895. Janáček’s early musical … Continue reading On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček

The Beautiful Blue Danube by André Rieu

https://youtu.be/XPSBLFhz8i8 The Beautiful Blue Danube2011Classical André RieuClassicalBorn: 1 October 1949, Maastricht, NetherlandsNationality: Dutch André Rieu Rieu is a violinist and conductor, probably best known for creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Along with his orchestra, Rieu has turned classical music into a world-touring concert act matching the success of some of the biggest pop and rock … Continue reading The Beautiful Blue Danube by André Rieu

Fnugg by Øystein Baadsvik

https://youtu.be/U0qIL2ie-VE Fnugg2005Classical Øystein BaadsvikClassicalBorn: 14 August 1966, Trondheim, NorwayNationality: Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik Baadsvik is a tuba soloist and chamber musician. He began playing the tuba at the age of 15 at his school in Trondheim, Norway, and at 18 years old won first prize in a Norwegian nation competition for soloists. Baadsvik has performed with … Continue reading Fnugg by Øystein Baadsvik

La Malagueña by Plácido Domingo

https://youtu.be/INe9AXdVYys La Malagueña1999Classical Plácido DomingoOperaBorn: 21 January 1941, Madrid, SpainNationality: Spanish Plácido Domingo Placido Domingo is an opera singer, conductor, and arts administrator. He is well known for his versatility, performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian in many of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Domingo is primarily a Lirico-spinto … Continue reading La Malagueña by Plácido Domingo