American organist Rodney Gehrke performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. The piece is Bach’s signature work for organ solo. In this ultra-HD video, it is performed on a Flentrop organ (1), as part of the Voices of Music “Great Works” series.
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San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs the first movement, “allegro” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, a composition for a chamber ensemble. Recorded during the Valley of the Moon Music Festival in July, 2016, and performed on original instruments. Carla Moore and Isabelle Seula Lee: violins, Liana Bérubé: viola, Tanya Tomkins: violincello, Eric Zivian: fortepiano. An Ultra HD video, enjoy.
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Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays Étude Op. 25, No. 11 in A minor, a solo piano technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836. The piece is often referred to as the Winter Wind in English and literarily Seasoned Plants in some other languages.
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Conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, commonly known as the “Unfinished Symphony” (German: Unvollendete). Recorded during the Rheingau Music Festival at the Eberbach Abbey (Kloster Eberbach) on June 19, 2016. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. Conductor: Juraj Valčuha. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on September 30, 2016. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester.
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Accompanied by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Maria João Pires peforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt. The performance was in 1992 in Japan.
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Conducted by Daniele Pollini, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the A Coruña Opera Palace. Published by the Sinfónica de Galicia channel.
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The Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra) performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48. Recorded on May 29, 2016, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Phillip A. Swan, Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Viking Chorale and Cantala Concert Choir perform The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung), an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (H. 21/2). It is considered by many to be the Austrian composer’s masterpiece. Soloists: Emily Birsan (soprano): Gabriel, Eva; Luke Honeck (tenor): Uriel; Evan Bravos (bass): Raphael, Adam. Recorded on April 29, 2016.
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Conducted by Fabio Biondi, the Italian period instrument ensemble Europa Galante performs Antonio Vivaldi’s String Concertos.
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