Bach: Concerto for Two Violins [Kraków Young Philharmonic]

Conducted by Tomasz Chmiel, the Kraków Young Philharmonic Orchestra plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Violins (soloists): Natalia Stęposz and Zuzanna Bolon. This is the winning concert of the Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras …

Bach: Air on the G String [Stokowski Philadelphia Orchestra]

Conducted by Leopold Stokowski, one of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra performs the second movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, commonly known as “Air on the G String” because of August Wilhelmj’s arrangement of the piece. Recorded in 1933.

A Julian Bream concert in 1978 [Full]

This Julian Bream concert was recorded in 1978. First transmitted on BBC 2 on 01 February 1978, The English classical guitarist plays pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albéniz, and Benjamin Britten at the All Saints chapel of New Wardour Castle.

José Miguel Moreno: The Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque

Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque: the Spanish specialist in historical plucked string instruments, such as the vihuela, lute, theorbo, and guitars; José Miguel Moreno plays pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque era composers.

Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott [Violin: Lisa Batiashvili]

Georgian classical violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Erbarme dich, mein Gott, actually an alto aria from Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion (also frequently St Matthew’s Passion; German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244 at Prinsengrachtconcert 2014. Her husband, oboist François Leleux plays the alto part. Batiashvili dedicates Bach’s Erbarme dich to the victims of the MH17 plane crash …

Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata: Via Crucis [2010 album]

Clips from Via Crucis, the 2010 album of L’Arpeggiata, a European early music ensemble led by Christina Pluhar, the Austrian theorbist and conductor. Guest singers are Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky, Marco Beasley, The King’s Singers, and Barbara Furtuna Corsican male voice quartet. Published by Virgin Classics.

Arias and concertos from Handel and Vivaldi [Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon]

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra performs arias from George Frideric Handel, the German-born, British Baroque composer; and concertos from Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric who was born in Venice. Mezzo-Soprano: Magdalena Kožená.

Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord [Grumiaux, Jaccottet]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux (Baron Grumiaux, 21 March 1921 – 16 October 1986) and the Swiss harpsichordist Christiane Jaccottet (18 May 1937 – 26 October 1999) play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017. A beautiful and historic recording of the piece.

Shakespeare: Take, O take those lips away [Voices of Music, Anna Dennis]

Accompanied by the award-winning Early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American soprano Anna Dennis sings John Wilson’s setting of the song, “Take, O take those lips away,” from Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure”. The second verse, which is not in Shakespeare’s play, is possibly by John Fletcher, although both authors may have used a …