Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Julia Fischer performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Alain Altinoglu. This performance was recorded on September 22, 2023, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Alexis Droy performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 on the organ built by Joseph Merklin (17 February 1819 – 10 July 1905). This performance was recorded on May 10, 2015, at the Moulins Cathedral.
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.
Slovak operatic soprano Lucia Popp sings “Song to the Moon”, a renowned and exquisite aria from Antonín Dvořák’s 1901 opera “Rusalka”. This performance was recorded in 1980 during the re-opening of the Zurich Opera House.
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 (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 …
Accompanied by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), French virtuoso violinist René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Jean Fournet. This performance was recorded on May 13, 1973.
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.
Conducted by Fabio Biondi, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 11 in D Major, K. 84. Recorded at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt on June 10, 2021. Biondi is also the concertmaster (plays the 1st violin).
An ensemble specializing in music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Concerto Köln performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156. This performance was recorded on March 25, 2022, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.