Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth performs the aria “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s 1729 opera Lotario (“Lothair”), HWV 26. In the album Dualità, Baráth is joined by the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as conductor of his Ensemble Artaserse in captivating arias for the female voice, embodying roles both male and female.
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Bruch: Violin concerto No. 1 (Maxim Vengerov)
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian-born Israeli violinist Maxim Vengerov performs German Romantic era composer Max Bruch’s (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920) Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, one of the most popular violin concertos in the classical repertoire. Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado. Excerpt from the concert given …
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Albinoni: Adagio [Lviv Virtuosos]
Conducted by Sergei Burko, the Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra performs Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor for organ and strings. Organ: Olena Matseliukh. The piece is a neo-Baroque composition commonly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751) but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer …
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 [Jonian Ilias Kadesha]
Accompanied by the CHAARTS Chamber Artists, the Greek-Albanian violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216. Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy. Recorded during the Boswiler Sommer Festival 2018. Concertmaster: Max Baillie.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with period instruments [Jordi Savall with Le Concert des Nations]
Conducted by Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, and Vox Bona Chamber Choir perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with period instruments. With the final chorus based on Friedrich Schiller’s poem “An die Freude”, Beethoven’s 9th symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as the composer’s greatest work …
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Torelli: Trumpet Concerto in D Major [Voices of Music & Dominic Favia]
San Francisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Italian late Baroque era composer Giuseppe Torelli’s Trumpet Concerto in D Major “Estienne Roger 188” with period instruments. Baroque trumpet: Dominic Favia.
Dall’Abaco: Concerto a più istrumenti, Op. 5 – No. 6 in D major [Bremer Barockorchester]
Bremer Barockorchester performs Concerto a più istrumenti, Op. 5 – No. 6 in D major by the Italian baroque composer Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco. Recorded at the Unser Lieben Frauen Church in Bremen on October 2nd, 2020.
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Sergey Eletskiy)
Accompanied by the MusicAeterna Orchestra, Russian clarinetist Sergey Eletskiy plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622. Conductor: Martin Sandhoff. Recorded at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russia on March 18, 2016.
Catherine Bott performs Zerfließe, mein Herze from Bach’s St John Passion BWV 245
British soprano and Baroque specialist Catherine Bott performs “Zerfließe, mein Herze” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Joannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245, a Passion or oratorio, the older of the surviving Passions by Bach (first performed on April 7, 1724). Brandenberg Consort conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Recorded at the King’s College …
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Michael Chance performs Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)
English countertenor Michael Chance performs “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 Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1727 sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244.