Category Archives: Piano

Schumann – Piano Concerto (Nelson Freire)

Accompanied by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (Radio Kamer Filharmonie), Brazilian classical pianist Nelson Freire performs Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Completed in the year 1845, is the only piano concerto written by the German Romantic era composer. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt. Recorded on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS klassiek.
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Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Alice Sara Ott)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), the German-Japanese classical pianist Alice Sara Ott performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
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Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

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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Camerata Salzburg and Maria João Pires at Sion Festival 2011

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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Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 “Apassionata” (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

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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Tchaikovsky – The Seasons (Valentina Lisitsa)

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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Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” (Lucas Jussen)

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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Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Khatia Buniatishvili)

Accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Recorded in July 2015.
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