Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 498 (Theo Plath)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), the German bassoonist Theo Plath performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 498. Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Recorded at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt on April 8, 2022.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) Bernard Haitink & Berlin Philharmonic

Conducted by the great Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink (4 March 1929 – 21 October 2021), the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony”. Recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden Baden, 2015. Published by the DW Classical Music channel.

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Margarita Höhenrieder, Staatskapelle Dresden & Fabio Luisi)

Accompanied by the Staatskapelle Dresden, German classical pianist Margarita Höhenrieder performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Fabio Luisi. Recorded in 2008 at the Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich.

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Camille Thomas plays Una furtiva lagrima (from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore)

Accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas plays the tenor part of Una furtiva lagrima (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts., on cello. Recorded at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Conductor: Mathieu Herzog. Directed by Martin Mirabel.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Ariane Matiakh)

Conducted by Ariane Matiakh, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony”. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on October 1, 2021.

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Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos (Argerich, Barenboim)

Argentine classical pianist Martha Argerich and pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448. This performance, performed at Berlin’s Philharmonie in 2014, brings together two of Argentina’s greatest classical musicians.

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Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Isabelle Faust, Bernard Haitink, and the Berliner Philharmoniker)

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), German classical violinist Isabelle Faust performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. The concert was held in the Festspielhaus Baden Baden in 2015 as part of the city’s Easter Festival.

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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (IKFU 2021)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 581. On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, violist Amihai Grosz and his friends from Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) shone in a musical spectacle of the highest level during the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht.

Due to the lockdown, the original program of this edition of the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht (December 27 – December 30, 2021) unfortunately had to be canceled. However, the organizers and musicians did not give up and gave a beautiful concert via a live stream.

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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Martha Argerich)

Accompanied by the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Argentine classical concert pianist Martha Argerich performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk. The concert was performed on August 27, 2010, at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.

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Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy (Hilary Hahn, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orozco-Estrada)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, a violin fantasy on themes from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on June 17, 2021. Yet another brilliant performance by Hilary Hahn.

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