South Korean classical guitarist Yenne Lee plays Autumn Leaves, a popular song and jazz standard composed by the Hungarian-born French composer Joseph Kosma (22 October 1905 – 7 August 1969) with lyrics by Jacques Prévert. Lee is playing a 2004 Pepe Romero Jr. classical guitar in cedar and maple. This performance is recorded at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA.Continue reading Yenne Lee plays Autumn Leaves
Accompanied by the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, the Montenegrin classical
Conducted by the American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550.Continue reading Mozart – Symphony No. 40 (Bernstein)
Accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, German-Japanese classical pianist Alice Sara Ott performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Mikko Franck. Live recording on January 27th, 2018, in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris).
Encore: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59, Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise”, one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.Continue reading Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Alice Sara Ott)
Accompanied by the Orchestre National de France, Argentine classical concert pianist Martha Argerich performs Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine. Live recording on October 5th, 2017 in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris).
The piece was composed between 1929 and 1931. It is 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.Continue reading Argerich performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major
Accompanied by the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, German pianist Adrian Brendle performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Edward Gardner.Continue reading Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Adrian Brendle, Edward Gardner)
San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, who specialized in both baroque and modern violin, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” (L’Estate, RV 315) from the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni). The piece was performed on original period instruments.Continue reading Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons – Cynthia Freivogel and Voices of Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (The Marriage of Figaro) with puppets, performed by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini.
Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Filmed at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, in December 1991. Soloists: Barbara Bonney, Soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tenor; Alastair Miles, Bass.Continue reading Mozart – Great mass (Gardiner)