Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French classical pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto”. Conductor: David Afkham. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 3 February 2017. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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American conductor and opera administrator Kent Nagano conducts the Camerata Salzburg in Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto (from the 5th Symphony) and continues with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 7, KV 595. Soloist: Maria João Pires. Recorded at the Sion Festival on August 13, 2011.
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Conducted by the Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor Ton Koopman, the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181/162b. Video was recorded in 2002.
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Conducted by Dmitry Polyakov, the Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor, “Winter Daydreams”, Op. 13.
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French classical pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (popularly known as the Appassionata, meaning “passionate” in Italian), one of the greatest and most technically challenging piano sonatas of the composer. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 12 February 2016. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony) channel.
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Conducted by Stéphane Denève, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Symphonie fantastique: Épisode de la vie d’un artiste … en cinq parties (Fantastical Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) Op. 14, by the French romantic era composer Hector Berlioz.
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Ukrainian classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays The Seasons, Op. 37a, a set of twelve short character pieces for solo piano by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Recorded at the Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig in 2016. Lisitsa also reads the poetic epigraphs contained in the Russian edition (all chosen by the publisher Nikolay Matveyevich Bernard, the editor of the St. Petersburg music magazine Nouvellist, who commissioned the pieces).
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Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73.
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Dutch classical pianist Lucas Jussen plays Ludwig Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, commonly known as the “Waldstein”. Recorded at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea in 2014.
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Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French oboist, conductor, and professor François Leleux performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1059R. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on January 13, 2017. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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