Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 [Menahem Pressler, Gulbenkian Orchestra & Leo Hussain]

Accompanied by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, German-born Israeli-American pianist Menahem Pressler performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 as part of the “Pianomania!” concert series. Conductor: Leo Hussain. This performance took place in 2018 in the Grand Auditorium at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, when Pressler was 94 years old.

Kern/Harbach: Yesterdays from Roberta [Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano]

Accompanied by the English-Italian conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Yesterdays, a 1933 song about nostalgia composed by Jerome Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) with lyrics by Otto Harbach (August 18, 1873 – January 24, 1963). The song was written for Roberta, a musical based on …

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Anna Fedorova]

Accompanied by the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, a concertante work that was written for piano and orchestra, closely resembling a piano concerto, all in a single movement. Conductor: Gerard Oskamp. Recorded on March 11, 2018, during The Sunday Morning Concert in …

Gautier Capuçon plays “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz

Accompanied by the Orchestre National de Bretagne, French cellist Gautier Capuçon plays “Over the Rainbow” from Harold Arlen’s score to the 1939 American musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz. Capucon is surrounded by the natural and historical beauty of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France in this beautiful video by Electron Libre Productions. Capucon’s last …

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 [Tomás Alegre, András Schiff]

Accompanied by the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, Argentine/Italian concert pianist Tomás Alegre performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Conductor: the famous Hungarian-born British classical pianist and conductor Sir András Schiff. This performance was recorded at the Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid on June 23, 2022, and chaired by Queen …

Kreisler: Liebesleid [Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano]

Accompanied by the English-Italian conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Liebesleid (English: Love’s Sorrow), one of the three pieces of Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (Old Viennese Melodies in German) composed by the Austrian-born American violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962).