If this isnn‘t classical music I don‘t know what is.
I'll go with option B; you don't know what is.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Earl Wild (piano)
Boston Pops -- Arthur Fiedler
RCA Living Stereo SACD 1959 / 2005
Excellent booklet with tons of info on Gershwin and the music. " He is a link between the Jazz camp and the intellectuals..." A Critic
I always thought the Jazz Camp were the intellectuals. Silly me.
An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue
PAVAROTTI'S GREATEST HITS
Another blast from the past. DM69.95 from some place called, Muller.
Decca 2CD set. 1968 - 1980
Amazing Booklet with the lyrics of all the songs on the two CDs. In several languages! They don't make them like this anymore.
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Donizetti: La fille du régiment / Act 1 - Ah mes amis - Pour mon âme
De Curtis: Torna a Surriento (Arr. Chiaramello)
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Puccini: Tosca / Act 3 - "E lucevan le stelle"
And many more.
THE BERLIN RECITAL
Anne Sophie Mutter(violin), Lambert Orkis(piano)
Not only a great violinist, but also, a Stone Fox.
Notes: "That indefatigable conversationalist, Johann Peter Eckermann, once asked Goethe, more or less in passing, why the phenomenon of precociousness was so widespread among musicians. The great man answered without hesitation: music, he said, was something entirely innate, something inborn, a gift that needed no outward stimulus to sustain it and was not based on real-life experience."
Mozart: Sonata For Piano And Violin In E Minor, K.304 - 1. Allegro
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor
Brahms: Scherzo In C Minor For Violin & Piano (From The FAE-Sonata)
"Anne-Sophie Mutter's highly developed musicianship is "something entirely innate, something inborn" to quote Goethe. Such gifts can never be coerced. -- Peter Fuhrmann