Accompanied by the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japanese pianist Hayato Sumino performs Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 musical composition written by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Kanade Yokoyama. In addition to piano, Sumino also plays melodica. Recorded on February 3, 2021, at …
Conducted by Boian Videnoff, the Mannheimer Philharmoniker (Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Italian composer Nicola Piovani’s 1998 Academy Award-winning score for La Vita è Bella (Life Is Beautiful), a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Concertmaster: Stefan Tarara, the German violinist. Recorded at the Rosengarten Mannheim on January 1, 2019.
Accompanied by the Latin Symphony Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin Competition winner Spanish violinist and composer María Dueñas performs Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6. Conductor: Dmitri Slobodeniouk. Recorded in 2018, when Dueñas was only 16 years old.
The most celebrated operatic singing trio of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, and Plácido Domingo) sing Franz Schubert’s Ständchen (Serenade), a beautiful love song for originally voice and piano. Orchestre de Paris conducted by James Levine.
Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), the Turkish classical pianist Fazıl Say performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. Conductor: Peter Oundjian. Recorded on April 28, 2017, at Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Accompanied by the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra), the Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. As an encore, Wildschut plays the third movement from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on October 13, …
Accompanied by the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 musical composition written by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Recorded on February 11, 2017.
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra), the American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. Conductor: Mikko Franck.
Accompanied by the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar (the Orchestra of the Liszt University), the Romanian classical pianist Alina Bercu performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor”. Conductor: Nicolás Pasquet. Recorded at the Weimarhalle, Weimar on November 16, 2017.
Great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich and the Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky perform Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821, also known as the “Arpeggione Sonata”. The sonata is originally written for arpeggione, a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar, but bowed like a cello, and thus …