Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto”. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1974.
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Under the baton of the Dutch conductor and former violinist Bernard Haitink, who regarded as an authority on the music of Beethoven, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony (German Pastoral-Sinfonie). For the Violin Concerto the Berliner Philharmoniker were joined by multi-awarded violinist Isabelle Faust. Recorded live at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, April 2015; published by the EuroArts channel.
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The Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D major (H. 1/104). BBC Proms 2012, London. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. It is Haydn’s last symphony, and the last of the twelve so-called London Symphonies, and is known (somewhat arbitrarily, given the existence of eleven others) as the London Symphony.
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