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Scarlatti

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Scarlatti: Gail Sole Dal Gange… O Cessate Di Piagarmi…

Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer, especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is the father of two other composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti.

Born in Palermo, he is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He produced a long series of operas, as well as other music for state occasions.

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GAIL SOLE DAL GANGE (High Voice) - SCARLATTI
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 Gail Sole Dal Gange (High Voice)

GAIL SOLE DAL GANGE (Low Voice) - SCARLATTI
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 Gail Sole Dal Gange (Low Voice)

O CESSATE DI PIAGARMI - SCARLATTI
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 O Cessate Di Piagarmi

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Gounod

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Gounod: Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir…  Le Veau D’Or… Je Veux Vivre (Juliet’s Waltz)…

Charles-François Gounod (1818 – 1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust.

Gounod was born in Paris, the son of a pianist mother and an artist father. His mother was his first piano teacher. He was educated at the Lycée Saint-Louis, where he remained until 1835. After taking his degree in philosophy, he began to study music with the Bohemian composer Anton Reicha. On Reicha’s death Gounod entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied under Fromental Halévy and Jean-François Lesueur.

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AH! JE RIS DE ME VOIR - GOUNOD
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 Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir – Faust

JULIET'S WALTZ - ROMEO AND JULIET ARIETTA - GOUNOD
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 Je Veux Vivre (Juliet’s Waltz) – Romeo And Juliette

LE VEAU D'OR - FAUST - GOUNOD
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 Le Veau D’Or – Faust

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Herbert

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Herbert: Art Is Calling For Me…

Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924), was a composer, cellist and conductor. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, raised in Germany and then moved to American in 1886 where he took up the position of cellist in a New York orchestra. In 1898, he became principal conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and by 1904 was leading his own Victor Herbert Orchestra.

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ART IS CALLING FOR ME - THE ENCHANTRESS - VICTOR HERBERT
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 Art Is Calling For Me – The Entrantress

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Benedict

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Benedict: Carnival Of Venice…

Sir Julius Benedict (27 November 1804 – 5 June 1885) was a German-born composer, conductor, and teacher of music and was resident in England for most of his career.

He showed considerable musical talent as a boy. At the age of fifteen he became a pupil of Johann Nepomuk Hummel at Weimar and in 1821 went to Dresden to study musical composition under Carl Maria von Weber.

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CARNIVAL OF VENICE - JULIUS BENEDICT
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 Carnival Of Venice

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Schubert

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Schubert: Ave Maria… An Die Musik… Auf Dem Wasse Zu Singen… Der Tod Und Das Madchen… Fruhlingsglaube… Du Bist Die Ruh…

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. He died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. He composed over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music.

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AN DIE NACHTIGALL - SCHUBERT
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An Die Nachtingall

AN DIE MUSIK (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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An Die Musik (High Voice)

AN DIE MUSIK (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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An Die Musik (Low Voice)

AN DIE MUSIK (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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An Die Musik (Middle Voice)

AUF DEM WASSE ZU SINGEN (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Auf Dem Wasse Zu Singen (High Voice)

AUF DEM WASSE ZU SINGEN (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
AUF DEM WASSE ZU SINGEN (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Auf Dem Wasse Zu Singen (Low Voice)

AVE MARIA - SCHUBERT
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Ave Maria

AVE MARIA (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ave Maria (High Voice)

AVE MARIA (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ave Maria (Low Voice)

AVE MARIA (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ave Maria (Middle Voice)

DER ERLKONIG - SCHUBERT
DER ERLKONIG - SCHUBERT
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Der Erlkonig

DER MUSENSOHN (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Der Musensohn (High Voice)

DER MUSENSOHN (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Der Musensohn (Low Voice)

DER TOD UND DAS MADCHEN (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Der Tod Und Das Madchen (High Voice)

DER TOD UND DAS MADCHEN (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Der Tod Und Das Madchen (Low Voice)

DIE FORELLE (High Voice) - THE TROUT - SCHUBERT
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Die Forelle The Trout (High Voice)

DIE FORELLE (Low Voice) - THE TROUT - SCHUBERT
DIE FORELLE (Low Voice) - THE TROUT - SCHUBERT
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Die Forelle The Trout (Low Voice)

DIE FORELLE (Middle Voice) - THE TROUT - SCHUBERT
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Die Forelle The Trout (Middle Voice)

DU BIST DIE RUH (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Du Bist Die Ruh (High Voice)

DU BIST DIE RUH (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Du Bist Die Ruh (Low Voice)

DU BIST DIE RUH (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Du Bist Die Ruh (Middle Voice)

FRUHLINGSGLAUBE (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Fruhlingsglaube (High Voice)

FRUHLINGSGLAUBE (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Fruhlingsglaube (Low Voice)

FRUHLINGSGLAUBE (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Fruhlingsglaube (Middle Voice)

GANYMED (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ganymed (High Voice)

GANYMED (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ganymed (Low Voice)

GANYMED (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Ganymed (Middle Voice)

GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Gretchen Am Spinnrade (High Voice)

GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Gretchen Am Spinnrade (Low Voice)

GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Gretchen Am Spinnrade (Middle Voice)

HEIDENROSLEIN (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Hiedenroslein (High Voice)

HEIDENROSLEIN (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Hiedenroslein (Low Voice)

HEIDENROSLEIN (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Hiedenroslein (Middle Voice)

LIED DER MIGNON (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Lied Der Mignon (High Voice)

LIED DER MIGNON (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Lied Der Mignon (Low Voice)

LIED DER MIGNON (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Lied Der Mignon (Middle Voice)

NACHT UND TRAUME (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Nacht Und Traume (High Voice)

NACHT UND TRAUME (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Nacht Und Traume (Low Voice)

NACHT UND TRAUME (Middle Voice) - SCHUBERT
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 Nacht Und Traume (Middle Voice)

STANDCHEN - SCHUBERT
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 Standchen

THE TROUT - SCHUBERT OPERA
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The Trout (Opera)

WANDERERS NACHTLIED (High Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Wanderers Nachtlied (High Voices)

WANDERERS NACHTLIED (Low Voice) - SCHUBERT
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Wanderers Nachtlied (Low Voices)

WANDERERS NACHTLIED (Middle Voice) SCHUBERT
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Wanderers Nachtlied (Middle Voices)

WOHIN - WHERE TO - SCHUBERT
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Wohin – Where To

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Franz Schubert is considered the last of the classical composers and one of the first romantic ones. Schubert’s music is notable for its melody and harmony.
Born on January 31, 1797, in Himmelpfortgrund, Austria, Franz Peter Schubert, the son of a schoolmaster, received a thorough musical education and won a scholarship to boarding school. Although he was never rich, the composer’s work gained recognition and popularity, noted for bridging classical and romantic composition. He died in 1828 in Vienna, Austria.

Early Life

Born on January 31, 1797, in Himmelpfortgrund, Austria, Franz Peter Schubert demonstrated an early gift for music. As a child, his talents included an ability to play the piano, violin and organ. He was also an excellent singer.

Franz was the fourth surviving son of Franz Theodor Schubert, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Elisabeth, a homemaker. His family cultivated Schubert’s love of music. His father and older brother, Ignaz, both instructed Schubert early in his musical life.

Eventually, Schubert enrolled at the Stadtkonvikt, which trained young vocalists so they could one day sing at the chapel of the Imperial Court, and in 1808 he earned a scholarship that awarded him a spot in the court’s chapel choir. His educators at the Stadtkonvikt included Wenzel Ruzicka, the imperial court organist, and, later, the esteemed composer Antonio Salieri, who lauded Schubert as a musical genius. Schubert played the violin in the students’ orchestra, was quickly promoted to leader, and conducted in Ruzicka’s absence. He also attended choir practice and, with his fellow pupils, practiced chamber music and piano playing.

In 1812, however, Schubert’s voice broke, forcing him to leave the college, though he did continue his instruction with Antonio Salieri for three more years. In 1814, under pressure from his family, Schubert enrolled at a teacher’s training college in Vienna and took a job as an assistant at his father’s school.

Young Composer

Schubert worked as a schoolmaster for the next four years. But he also continued to compose music. In fact, between 1813 and 1815, Schubert proved to be a prolific songwriter. By 1814, the young composer had written a number of piano pieces, and had produced string quartets, a symphony, and a three-act opera.

Over the next year, his output included two additional symphonies and two of his first Lieds, “Gretchen am Spinnrade” and “Erlkönig.” Schubert is, in fact, largely credited with creating the German Lied. Boosted by a wealth of late 18th-century lyric poetry and the development of the piano, Schubert tapped the poetry of giants like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, showing the world the possibility of representing their works in musical form.

In 1818, Schubert, who had not only found a welcome audience for his music but had grown tired of teaching, left education to pursue music full-time. His decision was sparked in part by the first public performance of one of his works, the “Italian Overture in C Major,” on March 1, 1818, in Vienna.

The decision to leave school teaching seems to have ushered in a new wave of creativity in the young composer. That summer he completed a string of material, including piano duets “Variations on a French Song in E minor” and the “Sonata in B Flat Major,” as well as several dances and songs.

That same year, Schubert returned to Vienna and composed the operetta “Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers), which was performed in June 1820 and met with some success. Schubert’s musical output also included the score for the play “Die Zauberharfe” (The Magic Harp), which debuted in August 1820.

The resulting performances, as well as Schubert’s other pieces, greatly expanded his popularity and appeal. He also showed himself to be a visionary. His composition “Quartettsatz [Quartet-Movement] in C minor,” helped spark a wave of string quartets that would dominate the music scene later in the decade.

But Schubert had his struggles as well. In 1820, he was hired by two opera houses, the Karthnerthof Theatre and Theatre-an-der-Wein, to compose a pair of operas, neither of which fared very well. Music publishers, meanwhile, were afraid to take a chance on a young composer like Schubert, whose music was not considered traditional.

Maturity

His fortunes began to change in 1821, when, with the help of some friends, he began offering his songs on a subscription basis. Money started coming his way. In Vienna especially, Schubert’s harmonious songs and dances were popular. Across the city, concert parties called Schubertiaden sprung up in the homes of wealthy residents.

By late 1822, however, Schubert encountered another difficult period. His financial needs going unmet, and his friendships increasingly strained, Schubert’s life was further darkened when he became severely sick—historians believe he almost certainly contracted syphilis.

And yet, Schubert continued to produce at a prolific rate. His output during this time included the renowned “Wanderer Fantasy” for piano, his masterful, two-movement “Eighth Symphony,” the “Die Schöne Müllerin” song cycle, “Die Verschworenen” and the opera “Fierrabras.”

None of the finished pieces, however, brought him the fortune he deserved or so greatly needed. Battling health problems, Schubert again turned to music for escape. In 1824, he turned out three chamber works, the “String Quartet in A Minor,” a second string quartet in D minor and “Octet in F Major.”

For a time, Schubert, almost constantly penniless, returned to teaching. He also continued to write, producing piano duets such as “Piano Sonata in C Major” (Grand Duo), and the “Divertissmement à la Hongroise.”

Later Years

In 1826, Schubert applied for the job of deputy musical director at the Stadtkonvikt. While certainly a top candidate, he failed to land the job. Still, his fortunes during this period began to improve. His impressive musical output continued, and his popularity in Vienna increased. He was even in negotiations with four different publishers.

His work during this time included the “String Quartet in G Major” and the “Piano Sonata in G Major.” In 1827, no doubt influenced by the passing of Ludwig van Beethoven and his impressive musical legacy, Schubert channeled a bit of the late composer and created a string of pieces. This work included the first 12 songs of the “Winterreise,” as well as the “Piano Sonata in C Minor” and two piano solos, “Impromptus” and “Moments Musicaux.”

In 1828, the last year of his life, Schubert, though obviously ill, stayed committed to his craft. It was during this time that he produced what is quite possibly his greatest piano duet, “Fantasy in F Minor.” His other work from this time included the “Great Symphony,” the cantata “Mirjam’s Siegesgesang,” and his last three piano sonatas, in C Minor, A Major, and B-flat Major. In addition, Schubert finished “String Quintet in C Major,” considered by musical historians to be the classical era’s final piece.

Oddly enough, Schubert’s first and final public concert took place on March 26, 1828, and it proved successful enough that it allowed the great composer to finally buy himself a piano. Exhausted, and with his health continuing to deteriorate, Schubert moved in with his brother, Ferdinand. He died on November 19, 1828, in Vienna, Austria.

Impact

It was only after Schubert’s passing that his musical genius received the kind of recognition it deserved. His talent lay in is ability to adapt to almost any kind of musical form. His vocal contributions, more than 500 in all, were written for male and female voices, as well as mixed voices.

Like the poets whose work he wrote his music around, Schubert was an unrivaled master of lyrical beauty. It is no secret that Schubert adored Beethoven—he was awed by him, to the point that he was too timid to even introduce himself to the musical giant when the two passed one another on the streets of Vienna. But it is far from a stretch to mention these two musical giants in the same sentence. Schubert produced masterful works with rich harmonies and legendary melodies for a variety of genres, and his influence proved considerable with later composers like Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf. And for some musical historians, his much praised “Ninth Symphony” opened the way for other greats like Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler.

In 1872, a memorial to Schubert was constructed in the Stadtpark in Vienna. In 1888, his grave, along with Beethoven’s, was relocated to Zentralfriedhof, the Viennese cemetery that is among the largest in the world. There, Schubert was placed alongside fellow musical giants Johann Strauss II and Johannes Brahms.

Mozart

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Mozart: Abendemfindung… An Chloe… Fin In Ch’han Dal Vino… Hostias… Or Sai Chi L’Enore… Parto Parto… Smanie Implacabili… Voi Che Sapete…

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, he was competent on keyboard and violin from a very early age and composed from the age of five.

He composed more than 600 works of symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music and is one of the most popular classical composers.

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ABENDEMPFINDUNG (High Voice) - MOZART
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 Abendempfindung (High Voice)

ABENDEMPFINDUNG (Low Voice) - MOZART
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 Abendempfindung (Low Voice)

ACH ICH FUHLS - MOZART
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Ach Ich Fuhls – Magic Flute

ALLELUIA EXSULTATE JUBILATE - MOZARTt
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 Alleluia Exsultate Julilate

AN CHLOE (High Voice) - MOZART
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 An Chloe (High Voice)

AN CHLOE (Low Voice) - MOZART
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 An Chloe (Low Voice)

AUS LUISE DIE BRIEFE (High Voice) - MOZART
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 Aus Luise Die Briefe (High Voice)

AUS LUISE DIE BRIEFE (Low Voice) - MOZART
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 Aus Luise Die Briefe (Low Voice)

DAS VELICHEN (High Voice) - MOZART
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 Das Velichen (High Voice)

DEH VIENI ALLA FINESTRA - MOZART
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 Deh Vieni Alla Finestra

FIN CH'HAN DAL VINO - MOZART
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 Fin In Ch’han Dal Vino

HOSTIAS - MOZART
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 Hostias

MADAMINA IL CATALOGO E QUESTO - DON GIOVANNI - MOZART
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 Madamina il Catalogo E Questo – Don Giovanni

OR SAI CHI L'ENORE - MOZART
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 Or Sai Chi L’Enore

PARTO PARTO - LA CLEMENZA - MOZART
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 Parto Parto – La Clemenza

SMANIE IMPLACABILI - COSI FAN TUTTE - MOZART
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 Smanie Implacabili – Cosi Fan Tutte

UN MOTO DI GIOIA (High Voice)- MARRIAGE OF FIGARO OPERA - MOZART
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 Un Moto Di Gioia (High Voice) – Marriage Of Figaro Opera

VOI CHE SAPETE - MOZART
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 Voi Che Sapete

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