Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata [Božo Paradžik, Mira Wollmann]

Božo Paradžik (double bass) and Mira Wollmann (piano) 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 similar to the bass …

C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22 [Andras Adorján, Bach Collegium München]

Accompanied by the Bach Collegium München, the Hungarian-born Dutch flutist Andras Adorján performs Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Recorded in 1998, this is regarded as one of the most reputed performances of the piece.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Marios Papadopoulos]

Accompanied by the Pan-European Philharmonia, the Cypriot-born British pianist Marios Papadopoulos performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Peter Tiboris. Recorded at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio on March 23, 2023. Encore: Für Elise.

Vivaldi: Salve Regina [Delphine Galou, Accademia Bizantina]

Accompanied by the early music ensemble Accademia Bizantina, French contralto Delphine Galou sings Antonio Vivaldi’s “Salve Regina, RV 618“, a sacred motet composed around 1720. This performance was recorded at the Rocchetta Mattei, a fortress located on the Northern Apennine Mountains, on a hill that is 407 meters (1,335 feet) above sea level, in the …

Bach: Flute Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 [Marten Root, Netherlands Bach Society]

One of the Netherlands Bach Society musicians, the Dutch flautist Marten Root performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Flute Partita in A minor, BWV 1013. Root performs on a traverso built by Fridtjof Aurin after Pierre Naust, ca. 1700. This performance was recorded for the project All of Bach on November 28, 2015, at the Oude Dorpskerk, …

Mario Lanza, Dorothy Kirsten, and Blanche Thebom sing O Terra Addio from Verdi’s Aida

American operatic soprano Dorothy Kirsten, the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza, and the American operatic mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom sing “O Terra Addio”, the final duet from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida,” which premiered in Cairo in 1871. This scene is from “The Great Caruso”, a 1951 biographical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer …