Delphine Galou sings Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)

Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. […]

Ravel: Boléro (Tabula Rasa)

Tabula Rasa, an ensemble from Saint Petersburg, Russia, performs their own rendition of Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.

Mozart – Pequeña Serenata (Performed by EST)

An ensemble based in Ravenna, Italy; EST (the acronym for Electric String Trio) perform their rendition of Pequeña Serenata, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525; a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means “a little serenade”, though it is often rendered […]

Mozart – Symphony No. 30 (Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra)

Conducted by the Dutch conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202/186b. Recorded on May 19, 1991, in Tokyo, Japan. Mozart completed this symphony on May 5, 1774, in Salzburg.

Piazzolla: “Invierno Porteño” for Guitar (Arranged and Performed by Marco Salcito)

Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter), the last (4th) movement of The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as the Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions written by the Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger Ástor Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – […]

Bach – Magnificat (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée)

Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to baroque music, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Emőke Baráth, soprano; […]

Mozart – Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K.243 (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest & Groot Omroepkoor)

Conducted by Frieder Bernius, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K.243. Recorded: AVROTROS Friday concert on Friday 24 March 2017, in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. The AVROTROS Friday concert is a concert series of NPO Radio 4 and AVROTROS, in collaboration […]

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Gruffydd, Zazzo)

Accompanied by the Cambridge ensemble, Welsh soprano Angharad Gruffydd Jones and the American countertenor Lawrence Zazzo perform Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence, a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion. Conductor: Timothy Brown.

Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.201 (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra)

Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a. The work was completed on 6 April 1774 and it is one of Mozart’s better known early symphonies along with the Symphony No. 25. Concertmaster: Jelena Ristic, the Serbian violinist. Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday […]