The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
Masterpost: Operas on Youtube

i’ve compiled a bunch of operas that you can watch for free in full on youtube! i tried to keep the quality pretty good, but feel free to add links if you find better ones (i didn’t look that hard). some have subtitles, some don’t; if you want to follow along with the libretto i’ve found that this site is pretty reliable, but you can also do a quick google search and it’s usually there. they’re harder to find with the more modern composers (bernstein, r. strauss, berg, etc) but the only libretto that i’ve been completely incapable of finding is der rosenkavalier.

anyways, enjoy, and go watch some operas

Beethoven: Fidelio

Bellini: I Puritani

Bellini: Norma

Berg: Lulu

Berg: Wozzeck

Bernstein: Candide

Bizet: Carmen

Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Gounod: Faust

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet: Manon

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Mozart: Idomeneo

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Puccini: Tosca

Puccini: Turandot

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: La Cenerentola

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss: Elektra

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss: Salome

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Verdi: Rigoletto

Verdi: Macbeth

Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: Aïda

Verdi: Nabucco

Wagner: Der Fliegender Hollander

Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Wagner: Lohengrin

Wagner: Parsifal

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Wagner: Siedfried (Part I) (Part II)

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Die Walküre

Weber: Der Freischütz

A Concertmaster’s Life

Glenn Dicterow comes full circle during his farewell season as the Phil’s longest-serving Concertmaster: in December he’ll be spotlighted in solos from Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), one of the first pieces he performed with the Orchestra, on Live From Lincoln Center.

“That’s one way to get one’s feet wet: trial by fire. Strauss must have hated violinists because he wrote the most challenging, impossibly hard licks for the violin. It ends with one of the most heavenly dialogues that Strauss ever wrote for solo violin and horn.”


MARILYN: The Lost Photos

Rare never-before-published Marilyn Monroe photos taken between 1952 and 1956

Limited Runs is hosting a traveling exhibition, which launches in Los Angeles on June 6 at Boulevard3, 6523 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood - San Francisco on June 19 at Sarah Stocking Gallery, 368 Jackson Street - New York on July 22nd thru July 26th at Rasa Gallery, 37 Walker Street

  • ‘Horse'  on set of 'River of No Return’ (Jasper National Park) - 1953 photographed by Allan “Whitey” Snyder
  • 'Niagara 'between takes during the filming of “Niagara’ - 1952 photographed by Allan "Whitey” Snyder
  • 'Grey Fur Session’ on the set of 'Bus Stop- Sunday, April 15, 1956 photographed by Milton H.Greene
  • 'Lawn Session’ outtake from an ad shoot, just before Monroe’s appearance in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ - 1952 photographed by Mischa Pelz
  • view the entire collection here

all images©2012 StartHear!LLC - © 1992 Andrew R. Strauss, Miller Photos, Inc.


Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28

I love the horn solo in this piece! It’s really fun to play!


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R. Strauss
Serenade for Wind Instruments in E-flat major, Op. 7

Members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz

(img: Ivan Shishkin, Countess Mordvinov’s Forest, 1891)

Strauss’ high school-age essay in sonata-allegro form shows unambiguously his training in the tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn, but also hints strongly at his own sense of Alpine lyricism. 

Concierto de la Orquesta Típica de la Ciudad de México en Tlatelolco

La Orquesta Típica de la Ciudad de México es una de las instituciones musicales más antiguas de la ciudad y del país.  Fue fundada el 01 de agosto de 1884. En sus inicios reflejó las expresiones predominantes en la época colonial, mismas que adquirieron cuerpo durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. 

Posteriormente, la orquesta fue revelando el espíritu social surgido a raíz de la Revolución Mexicana, consolidado durante las primeras décadas del siglo. El 21 de enero de 2011 obtuvo la declaratoria de Patrimonio Cultural Intangible de la Ciudad de México.

El próximo 16 de diciembre a las 18 horas, la Orquesta Típica de la Ciudad de México ofrecerá un concierto en el Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Entrada libre con cupo limitado al aforo del recinto.

Programa navideño  

  • Angelus  - Bernal Jiménez
  • El murciélago -  R. Strauss
  • Misa mexicana (selecciones) -  J. Echevarría, Agnus Dei, Credo, Sanctus
  • Vals de las flores - T. Chaikovsky
  • Marcha Radetzsky -  R. Strauss
  • Ring of the bells - Leontovich
  • Noche de paz  - Joseph Mohr
  • Aleluia - Handel
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R. Strauss
“Morgen,” Op. 27 Nº 4

Christine Brewer
BBC Symphony, Walter Weller

And tomorrow the sun will shine again,
and on the path that I will take
we, the lucky ones, will be united once more
amidst the sun-breathing Earth.

And to the shore, its wide, blue waves,
we will quietly and slowly descend.
Then we will look into one another’s eyes
and the silence of happiness will fall upon us.