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 …

Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No. 1 (Nicola Benedetti)

Accompanied by the Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Scottish classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård. Recorded in Gothenburg in April 2017.

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez [Xavier de Maistre: Harp, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Jurek Dybał]

Accompanied by the Sinfonietta Cracovia, French harpist Xavier de Maistre performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra. Conductor: Jurek Dybał. Recorded at the ICE Krakow Congress Center on November 23, 2014.

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story [hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orozco-Estrada]

Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”, a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded during an open-air concert at the Weseler shipyard, Frankfurt on August 17, 2016.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Michel Camilo]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Michel Camilo, the Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Recorded at the Weseler …

Rachmaninoff: The Bells [Kolokola] [Netherlands Radio Philharmonic]

Conducted by the American conductor James Gaffigan, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir) perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Russian: Kolokola), Op. 35, a choral symphony written in 1913. The words are from the heavily onomatopoeic poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October …

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic] (1976)

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Composed in 1924, the work is for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Bernstein also conducts the orchestra. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London …