Bartók: Piano Quintet in C Major [Janine Jansen and Friends]

Janine Jansen and Friends perform Béla Bartók’s Piano Quintet in C Major during Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht. The performance is recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on June 26, 2015. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.

Albinoni: Adagio (Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra)

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra performs Adagio in G Minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo, a neo-Baroque composition popularly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751), but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto (September 4, 1910, Rome – August 26, 1998, Pisa). 1st …

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Argerich, Rabinovitch-Barakovsky]

Accompanied by the Orchestre Symphonique de Flandres, Argentine classical pianist Martha Argerich performs Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev, regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Filmed at the La Roque d’Anthéron festival on July 29th, 2005. Conductor: Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky.

Pavarotti sings Granada (Lara)

The legendary Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti sings Agustín Lara’s Granada, a song about the Spanish city of Granada written in 1932 by the Mexican composer. Conductor: Leone Magiera, the Italian pianist, and conductor. He was Luciano Pavarotti’s childhood friend and was his piano accompanist and the preferred conductor.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring [hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orozco-Estrada]

Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” (French: Le Sacre du printemps), a ballet and orchestral concert work, which was written for the 1913 Paris season of the Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company.

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto [Patricia Kopatchinskaja]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, a neoclassical violin concerto in four movements. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on December 12, 2014.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Makoto Ozone, New York Philharmonic]

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic orchestra, Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone 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. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.

Pavarotti sings Mattinata (Leoncavallo)

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings “Mattinata” (English: Morning) by Ruggero Leoncavallo (from the Central Park Concert – in June 1993, more than 500,000 listeners gathered for his free performance on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, while millions more around the world watched on television.). Composed in 1904, It was the …

Manuel de Falla: Nights in Spanish Gardens [Piano: Daniel Barenboim, Conductor: Plácido Domingo]

Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Spanish: Noches en los jardines de España), G. 49 by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.