International Classical Music Awards 2024 Gala Concert [Alexander Liebreich, Orquesta de València]

The laureates of the 2024 International Classical Music Awards [ICMA] perform the most beautiful pieces in their repertoire, supported by the Orquesta de València, conducted by Alexander Liebreich. The gala concert took place on 12 April 2024 in the Palau de la Música in València, Spain.

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall, 2021]

Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yuja Wang performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This performance was recorded at the Stern Auditorium of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on October 6, 2021.

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 [Khachatryan, Eschenbach, SWR Symphonieorchester]

Accompanied by the SWR Symphonieorchester, the Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach. This performance was recorded in April 2019 at the Liederhalle Stuttgart.

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand [Bertrand Chamayou, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra]

Accompanied by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the French pianist Bertrand Chamayou performs Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concert on October 20, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Composed between 1929 and 1930, the piece was commissioned …

Sibelius: Violin Concerto, [Khachatryan, Kochanovsky, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic]

Accompanied by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky. This performance was recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on March 16, 2019.

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead [Netherlands Philharmonic, Lorenzo Viotti]

Conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, a symphonic poem inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting, Isle of the Dead, which the composer saw in a black-and-white reproduction in Paris in 1907. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concerto on October 20, 2023, at …

Pavarotti sings La Girometta [Sibella] at the Central Park in 1993

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings La Girometta, a charming Italian art song composed by Gabriele Sibella, during a concert at New York’s Central Park on June 28, 1993. New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leone Magiera. More than 500,000 listeners gathered for Pavarotti’s free performance on that day.

Rachmaninoff: The Bells [Kolokola] [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, Karina Canellakis]

Conducted by Karina Canellakis, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells Op. 35 (Rusian: Kolokola), a choral symphony written in 1913. Soloists: Olga Kulchynska, soprano; Pavel Petrov, tenor; Mikhail Petrenko, bass. This performance was recorded during an AVROTROS Friday Concert on September 15, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The …