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 …

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 …

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).

Hilary Hahn: The Lark Ascending [Ralph Vaughan Williams]

Accompanied by the Camerata Salzburg, an Austrian chamber orchestra based in Salzburg, Austria, American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs the popular Ralph Vaughn Williams masterpiece “The Lark Ascending”. Conductor: Louis Langrée. Recorded at the 2013 George Enescu Festival.

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 [Hilary Hahn, Mariss Jansons]

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), the American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77. Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Encores: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77: IV. Burlesca by Dmitri Kogan and the 4th movement (presto) of Violin Sonata No.1 in G …

Philippe Jaroussky and Thibaut Garcia: Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves)

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Franco-Spanish classical guitarist perform Les feuilles mortes, by the Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma (22 October 1905 – 7 August 1969), with French lyrics by Jacques Prévert (4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977), the French poet and screenwriter. The piece is known in the English-speaking world as “Autumn Leaves”.

Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” (Original 1950 recording)

American tenor of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” with the Jeff Alexander Choir and Ray Sinatra as the conductor. Be My Love is a 1950 song written for Mario Lanza. Lyrics by the American lyricist, songwriter, and musician Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993), and music by the Russian-born …

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Adrian Brendle, Edward Gardner]

Accompanied by the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, German pianist Adrian Brendle performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Piano: Maja Babyszka]

Accompanied by the Arthur Rubinstein School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Polish pianist Maja Babyszka performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Conductor: Henryk Wierzchoń. Composed in 1924, the work was premiered in an afternoon concert on Tuesday, February …