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.
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. Narrated by Sir Peter Ustinov.
Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k. Recorded in 1991. The exact composition date of the symphony is unknown, but it is one of Mozart’s Salzburg-era symphonies (1771-1777). It was probably composed in 1773 or 1774.
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.
Accompanied on harpsichord by Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya, Lucie Horsch (b. 1999) performs Recorder sonata in D minor (HWV 367a) by George Frideric Handel and Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 by Antonio Vivaldi. Recorded during the Buma Classical Convention in 2014 in Tivoli/Vredenburg in Utrecht, when she was only 15-year-old. An amazing baroque music performance […]
Conducted by Daniel Reuss, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Cappella Amsterdam perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (alto), Thomas Walker (tenor) and David Wilson-Johnson (bass). Recorded during the AVROTROS Friday concert on October 14, 2016 at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Published by […]
Conducted by Prof. Nicolás Pasquet, The Orchestra of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar performs Béla Bartók’s Concerto For Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123, a five-movement musical work for orchestra composed in 1943. It is one of the Hungarian composer’s best-known and most popular works. It is also widely considered one of the best-instrumented […]
Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. […]
Tabula Rasa, an ensemble from Saint Petersburg, Russia, performs their own rendition of Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.
An ensemble based in Ravenna, Italy; EST (the acronym for Electric String Trio) perform their rendition of Pequeña Serenata, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525; a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means “a little serenade”, though it is often rendered […]