Vivaldi: Gloria (RV 589) [Vivaldi’s Women]

Vivaldi’s Women (Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi) in an all-female performance of the Gloria at the Church of the Pietà in Venice. The tenors and basses are in the north cantoria (organ side, right) with the sopranos and contraltos facing them on the left. The orchestra (the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Jerwood Experience) is in …

Händel – Celebration (BBC Proms 2007)

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Freiburger Barockorchester) and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform George Frideric Handel’s Celebration Marchs during the BBC Proms 2007. Soloists: Kate Royal (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor). Conductors: Gottfried von der Goltz and Rachel Podger.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 [Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Riccardo Muti]

On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of …

Mozart – Great Mass (Insula orchestra, Laurence Equilbey)

Conducted by the French conductor Laurence Equilbey, Insula orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a. Soloists: Julie Fuchs (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Markus Werba (baritone). Recorded at the Grande Chapelle du Séminaire Saint-Sulpice.

Christmas in Vienna 2013

The Christmas concert in Vienna in 2013: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, ‘Wiener Singakademie’ choir and the ‘Wiener Saengerknaben’ choir at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Soloists: Ursula Langmayr (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano), Joel Prieto (tenor) and Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.

Ramírez – Misa Criolla (José Carreras and Mercedes Sosa versions)

Misa Criolla is the most famous work of the Argentine composer, pianist and music director Ariel Ramírez (4 September 1921 – 18 February 2010). The Misa, a mass for tenor, chorus and orchestra, is based on folk genres such as chacarera, carnavalito and estilo pampeano, with Andean influences and instruments. It is also one of …

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Piano: Herbert Schuch)

Conducted by John Nelson, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80; simply known as the “Choral Fantasy”. Piano: Herbert Schuch.

Mozart – Coronation Mass (Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein)

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and the Wiener Singverein performs the Coronation Mass (German: Krönungsmesse) (Mass No. 15 in C major, K. 317; sometimes Mass No. 16) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During the High Mass celebrated by H.H. Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City …

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar) [RFO]

Conducted by Dmitri Slobodeniouk, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, RFO) performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor (Op. 113, subtitled Babi Yar). Bass: Sergej Aleksashkin. On April 3, 2011 at the Grote Zaal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.