Purcell: Fairest Isle (King Arthur) [Anna Dennis with Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, soprano Anna Dennis sings Fairest Isle from Henry Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur (z628), which premiered in 1691. This performance was recorded during the ensemble’s “The Great Poets” concert in January 2015.

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Bas Wiegers]

Conducted by Bas Wiegers, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Rachmaninoff’s last composition. Recorded on March 17, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

Hilary Hahn and Andrius Žlabys perform J. S. Bach Siciliano from Sonata BWV 1031 [1998 recording]

Hilary Hahn (18 years old at the time of performance) delivers a sublime rendition of the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the great Lithuanian pianist Andrius Žlabys. This performance took place at the Great Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, in 1998, as …

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op. 18 [Netherlands Philharmonic, Lorenzo Viotti]

Conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s symphonic poem The Tempest, Symphonic Fantasia after Shakespeare, Op. 18. Recorded during an AVROTROS Friday concert on October 20, 2023, at the Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht.