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The guessing game and more – Prokofiev and others

Posted by haynhi on 25/04/2011

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet – Montagues and Capulets, Dance Of The Knights

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor – Mov. 3-4/4

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (1)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (2)

Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar) old time fiddle style

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World’s largest classical music festival launched

Posted by haynhi on 19/04/2011

The BBC Proms 2011 Season, arguably the world’s largest classical music festival, has been launched – http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/features/launch-day/.

The site features a video clip of Benjamin Grosvenor who will be the youngest soloist to perform in the First Night of the Proms.


His official website says: “The eighteen year old British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations.”

And here’s a YouTube video of his performance at the BBC Young Musician of the Year contest when he was 11:

Proms ticket sale starts on May 7th while ‘Promming’ places are always available on the door for £5 each though the queues for some performances can start as early as 7AM.

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‘Sex for your ears’ ?

Posted by haynhi on 05/09/2010

Someone commented on YouTube that “classical music is basically sex for your ears”. Here’s the piece that the comment was posted on.

Handel’s Sarabande

Try these ones as well to see if they fit the description.

Massenets’ Elegie

Einaudi’ Fuori Dalla Notte (Out of the Night?)

Nyman’s The Heart Asks Pleasure First

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The Godfather love theme for Violin

Posted by haynhi on 06/03/2010

Andre Rieu playing the Godfather love theme.

Listened to it on Classic FM while driving around West London today. What a classic!

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Nana Mouskouri gives away her pension

Posted by haynhi on 05/03/2010

From BBC World Service:

Singer Nana Mouskouri donates her pension to Greece


And here she’s with the Serenade

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Two pieces that save me from faltering on a difficult Monday

Posted by haynhi on 01/03/2010

My all time favourite

And this nice parody of James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful

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Sarasate’s Aires Zingaros

Posted by nikarai on 26/02/2010

When I was 11 years old…


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Happy Xmas!

Posted by haynhi on 25/12/2009

That’s another year almost over. Listen to this and listen to your heart! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Sarasate – Aires Zingaros – Sarah Chang (Violin) & Berliner

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted by haynhi on 30/10/2009

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21. Edgar Cruz – Bohemian Rhapsody (classical guitar)

22. Joshua Bell – Bruch violin concerto (movt 1)

23. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, first movement

24. Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “The New World” H.Karajan.

25. Yo-Yo Ma The Swan Saint-Saens

26. Spanish Dance No.1 by Manuel de Falla

27. Salut d’Amour, Op. 12 – Edward Elgar

28. A. Dvorak – Slavonic dance No. 2 in E minor op. 72

29. Ludovico Einaudi – Indaco and Divenire – [LIVE]

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