Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, Dutch classical violinist Janine Jansen performs Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto, Op. 15. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2013 in London.
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Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma at the Madison Square Garden, New York 
Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Recorded during a concert at the Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1987. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emerson Buckley.
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 [Yunchan Lim]
Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Recorded during the Final Round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 17, 2022, where Lim won the gold medal and became …
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Bizet/Waxman/Kugel: Carmen Fantasie [Dana Zemtsov & Anna Fedorova]
Violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova perform Carmen Fantasie, part of Franz Waxman’s score to the 1946 movie Humoresque, arranged for viola and piano by the Ukrainian violist and composer Michael Kugel. Recorded during the Afternoon concert at the International Chamber Music Festival 2021 on July 1, 2021, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Yuja Wang]
Accompanied by the Austrian chamber orchestra Camerata Salzburg, the Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Recorded during the Salzburger Festspiele on August 12, 2016.
Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 [Kalnciema: organ, Circenis: clarinet]
Latvian organist Liene Andreta Kalnciema and clarinetist Mārtiņš Circenis perform Gymnopédie No. 1, the first of the three piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925). This performance was recorded live on the great Walcker organ (1883) at Riga Cathedral in Latvia in 2019. Assistant: Arnold …
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Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 [Hilary Hahn, 2013 recording]
Accompanied by the RTVE Symphony Orchestra (also known as the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra), American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op 19. Conductor: Víctor Pablo Pérez.
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 …
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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 …
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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).