Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, French cellist Gautier Capuçon performs Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Recorded live from Paris Cité de la Musique on 2 November 2012.
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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 (nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony).
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Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Swiss classical pianist Maria João Pires plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. First performed early in 1791, the year of his death, it is Mozart’s last piano concerto. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
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Accompanied the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a piano concerto in three movements and is heavily influenced by jazz, which the French composer had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Recorded in 2009.
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Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Dutch classical violin concert and recording artist Janine Jansen plays the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
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