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 …
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.
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.
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”.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.