Bach: Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, BWV 1065 (Netherlands Bach Society)

The oldest ensemble for Baroque music in the Netherlands, and possibly in the world, the Netherlands Bach Society performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, BWV 1065.

Le Consort: Baroque Cantatas (Eva Zaïcik, Justin Taylor)

Accompanied by the French chamber ensemble Le Consort, the French mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik performs Baroque cantatas. Harpsichord and conductor: Justin Taylor. A very beautiful Baroque music performance from young, talented musicians. Enjoy.

Performing Beethoven – what it feels like to embody a master on today’s stage

Scott Davie, Australian National University In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. When Beethoven died in 1827, thousands of pages of highly notated music were bequeathed to posterity. Yet unlike arts such as painting and sculpture, which communicate directly from the artist to the …

Dvořák – Piano Quintet No. 2 – Leschenko, Jansen, Brovtsyn, Rachlin, and Maisky (Utrecht, 2007)

Stunning live performance of Antonín Dvořák’s chef-d’œuvre Piano Quintet No. 2 by an all-star ensemble of musicians: Polina Leschenko (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Julian Rachlin (viola), and Mischa Maisky (cello). Recorded during the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival, Janine Jansen was the artistic leader of the festival) on December 28, …

Bach: Piano Concerto in D-Minor (Beatrice Rana)

Accompanied by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, led by violinist Candida Thompson, the Italian pianist Beatrice Rana performs Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Piano Concerto in D-Minor, BWV 1052 (originally Harpsichord Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1052). Recorded on Friday the 5th of April 2019, during Het AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Ahead of his time, Beethoven still inspires

In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. Around 1806, Beethoven sought advice on violin fingering from the Italian violinist Felix Radicati in connection with the three great string quartets of his middle period, the so-called “Razumovsky” Quartets, Opus 59. Radicati impertinently asked whether Beethoven …