Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 [Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig]

Conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) [Hartmut Haenchen & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra]

Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, also known as the Jupiter Symphony. It is the longest and last symphony that Mozart composed. The work is regarded as among the greatest symphonies in classical music by many critics.

It was performed at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2005 as part of a Mozart evening. What is special about this particular interpretation is the reduced size of the ensemble, as a result of which the diverse characteristics of Mozart’s symphony vividly emerge.

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Glenn Gould performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 “The Tempest”

Glenn Gould performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, also known as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in his native German). This performance was recorded in the Canadian classical music television series “Music For a Sunday Afternoon”, originally broadcast on March 19, 1967, marking 140 years after the composer’s death.

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Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 [Vilde Frang]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Norwegian classical violinist Vilde Frang performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Recorded at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt on December 3, 2021.

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 (Stefan Vladar)

Accompanied by the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, the Austrian pianist and conductor Stefan Vladar performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen. Recorded at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2005.

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Philippe Jaroussky and Thibaut Garcia: Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves)

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Franco-Spanish classical guitarist perform Les feuilles mortes, by the Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma (22 October 1905 – 7 August 1969), with French lyrics by Jacques Prévert (4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977), the French poet and screenwriter. The piece is known in the English-speaking world as “Autumn Leaves”.

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Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” (Original 1950 recording)

American tenor of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” with the Jeff Alexander Choir and Ray Sinatra as the conductor. Be My Love is a 1950 song written for Mario Lanza. Lyrics by the American lyricist, songwriter, and musician Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993), and music by the Russian-born American composer Nicholas “Slug” Brodszky (April 20, 1905 – December 24, 1958). Recorded on June 27, 1950.

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Anna Fedorova)

Accompanied by the Sinfonieorchester Sankt Gallen (Sankt Gallen Symphony Orchestra), Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F# minor, Op. 1. Conductor: Modestas Pitrenas. Recorded during the NPO Radio 4 Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday, February 2, 2020, in the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Anna Fedorova)

Accompanied by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40. Conductor: Marzena Diakun. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert of Sunday, May 29, 2022, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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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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