Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981), Münchener Bach-Chor & Orchester (Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245. Recorded in 1970.
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Polish violist Ewa Guzowska and the Polish pianist Maria Koszewska-Wajdzik perform Gerard Drozd’s Triptych, Op. 160 for viola and piano. The work is composed in March 2016, and dedicated to Ewa Guzowska. It is premiered on October 25, 2016.
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Conducted by Paavo Järvi, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, commonly known as “the Italian”. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on June 16, 2012. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Georgian classical pianist Mariam Batsashvili performs Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor (German: Klaviersonate h-moll), S.178, a sonata for solo piano. Recorded at the Muziekcentrum Van de Omroep, Hilversum, Netherlands on November 20, 2016. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Kenneth Montgomery, Amsterdam-based Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Chorus performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786. The Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 1749 – 17 August 1838), the Italian, later American opera librettist, poet and Roman Catholic priest. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on October 17, 2015. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the most innovative and influential conductors of the second half of the 20th century, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550; and Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551. The 41st symphony is nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony. Recorded at the Wiener Musikverein.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”, a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded during an open-air concert at the Weseler shipyard, Frankfurt on August 17, 2016.
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Accompanied by the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra), Romanian violinist Liviu Prunaru performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on October 28, 2016. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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German tenor and conductor Peter Schreier sings Franz Schubert’s Ständchen (Serenade), a beautiful love song for voice and piano. Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder. Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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Accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on March 05, 2015. Encore: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, IV. Gigue, Bach.
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