Evgeny Kissin plays Liszt: Liebesträume No. 3 on Liszt’s original C. Bechstein piano

Evgeny Kissin plays Franz Liszt’s Liebesträume No. 3, the third of a set of three solo piano works (S.541/R.211), on Liszt’s original C. Bechstein piano. Liebesträume means “Dreams of Love” in English. Liszt’s C. Bechstein piano is in the salon at the Liszt House in Weimar, Germany, where he resided during the summer months and …

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 [Gautier Capuçon, Michel Dalberto]

Accompanied by pianist Michel Dalberto, Gautier Capuçon plays Sicilienne, Op. 78, a short work by Gabriel Fauré, composed in 1893. It was originally an orchestral piece, written for a theatrical production that was abandoned. In 1898, Fauré arranged the unperformed music as a work for cello and piano.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim]

Accompanied by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19. Conductor Daniel Barenboim. This performance was recorded at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015. Encore: “Bailecito” by the Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino.

Christopher Morrongiello performs “Lachrimae” [John Dowland]

The British musicologist, performer, teacher, luthier, impresario, and director who specializes in early music, Christopher Morrongiello performs Flow My Tears (Lachrimae), a lute song (specifically, an “ayre”) by the Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer John Dowland (c. 1563 – buried 20 February 1626). Originally composed as an instrumental under the name “Lachrimae pavane” in 1596, …

Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D major [Reinhold Friedrich]

Accompanied by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), the German trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7. Conductor: Reinhard Peters. This performance was recorded on September 2, 1986, during the 35th ARD International Music Competition, where Reinhold Friedrich won the second prize in the trumpet …

Gershwin: An American in Paris [hr-Sinfonieorchester, Giedrė Šlekytė]

Conducted by Giedrė Šlekytė, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs performs George Gershwin’s jazz-influenced symphonic poem (or tone poem) An American in Paris. This performance was recorded at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt on October 6, 2023.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 [Antti Siirala, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie]

Accompanied by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), the Finnish pianist Antti Siirala performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482. Conductor: Pietari Inkinen. This performance was recorded at the Saarbrücken (Germany) Congress Hall on September 12, 2021.