Desandre and Davies sing Händel: To thee, thou glorious son of worth [from Theodora, HWV 68]

Accompanied by the French lutenist Thomas Dunford and his Jupiter ensemble, the Franco-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and the British countertenor Iestyn Davies sing “To thee, thou glorious son of worth”, Theodora and Didymus’ duet from George Frideric Händel‘s Theodora (HWV 68), a dramatic oratorio in three acts.

Purcell: Fairest Isle (King Arthur) [Anna Dennis with Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, soprano Anna Dennis sings Fairest Isle from Henry Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur (z628), which premiered in 1691. This performance was recorded during the ensemble’s “The Great Poets” concert in January 2015.

Hilary Hahn and Andrius Žlabys perform J. S. Bach Siciliano from Sonata BWV 1031 [1998 recording]

Hilary Hahn (18 years old at the time of performance) delivers a sublime rendition of the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the great Lithuanian pianist Andrius Žlabys. This performance took place at the Great Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, in 1998, as …

Bach, Busoni: Chaconne [Mariam Batsashvili]

Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili plays the last movement, Ciaccona (Chaconne) of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) on piano. Piano transcription of the piece was written by the Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924).

Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 [András Schiff]

Accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian-born British classical pianist András Schiff performs Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Piano Concerto in D-Minor, BWV 1052 (originally Harpsichord Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1052). This performance was taken from András Schiff‘s performance at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1975. Conductor: Charles Groves. Schiff was tied with the …