Bach: Concerto for 2 Harpsichords & Strings in C Major, BWV 1061 [Katia & Marielle Labèque, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini]

Accompanied by the Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden), the French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for 2 Harpsichords & Strings in C Major, BWV 1061 on fortepianos. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini. The piece is played here on period instruments. The only difference is instead …

Mozart: Flute Concerto in D Major [Henrik Wiese]

Accompanied by the CHAARTS Chamber Artists, German flutist Henrik Wiese performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D major, K.314/285d (“No.2”). Leader: Robin Peter Müller (violin). Special guest: Sebastian Manz (clarinet). This performance was recorded during the Festival Boswiler Sommer on July 6, 2017.

Lea Desandre & Thibault Cauvin perform Sì dolce è’l tormento [Monteverdi]

Accompanied by the French classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin, French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre sings Claudio Monteverdi’s Sì dolce è’l tormento (English: So sweet is the torment) from Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze, published in Venice in 1624.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Rosalía Gómez Lasheras]

Accompanied by the Noord Nederlands Orkest (North Netherlands Orchestra), Spanish pianist Rosalía Gómez Lasheras performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: Stefan Asbury. Recorded at the finale of the Young Pianist Festival in Amsterdam on November 24, 2013. Lasheras won the competition.

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” [hr-Sinfonieorchester, Philippe Herreweghe]

Conducted by the Belgian conductor and choirmaster Philippe Herreweghe, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504. Recorded at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt on December 3, 2021. The piece, composed in 1786, is popularly known as the Prague Symphony, because it was premiered in Prague on …