Oratorio Chorus – George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah chorus – Messiah”

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

Here is a fantastic early recording of the Hallelujah chorus, from Handel’s Messiah. Originally released on Edison Diamond Disc, (a format which pre-dated even the 78 RMP record!) this remarkable performance by a virtuoso oratorio chorus from 1916 is now available for us to enjoy as an mp3. George Frideric Handel could scarcely have known Read more, Listen and learn

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London Philharmonic Orchestra – “Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major”

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | One Comment

Here is a stellar performance of Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”), by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, featuring Benno Moiseivitch on piano. The audio quality is superb, especially when you consider this was recorded in 1938 and only much later transferred to a digital medium. Here are Read more, Listen and learn

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | 18 Comments

It was the holiday season, December 17, to be exact, in 1936, when this magnificent performance of Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” was recorded by The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the inspired leadership of the great German conductor Bruno Walter, each movement of the masterpiece comes to life and crackles with joyful energy. Kudos to F. Read more, Listen and learn

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