Mozart – Requiem in D Minor (Philippe Herreweghe)

Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626). Soloists: Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Alfred Reiter, bass. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the BBC Proms 2006. The celebration concert of the composer’s 250th anniversary.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini – April 3, 1948)

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in […]

Rossini – Stabat mater (hr-Sinfonieorchester, MDR Rundfunkchor, Orozco-Estrada)

Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and MDR Rundfunkchor (The Radio Choir of Leipzig, one of the oldest radio choirs in the world) perform Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater, a musical work based on the traditional structure of the Stabat Mater for chorus and soloists. Recorded during the Rheingau Musik Festival 2015 […]

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.

Mozart – Requiem (Michel Corboz)

Conducted by the Swiss conductor Michel Corboz, Ensemble vocal de Lausanne (choir) and Sinfonia Varsovia (orchestra) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626). Soloists: Charlotte Müller Perrier – soprano, Valérie Bonnard – alto, Valério Contaldo – tenor, Peter Harvey – baritone. Recorded during “La folle journée” 2010, the French annual classical […]

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 […]