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.

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 (Gould, Menuhin)

One of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, Glenn Gould and widely considered one of the great violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 in G major, op. 96. Originally broadcast on May 18, 1966.

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 (Janine Jansen and Friends)

Violinists Janine Jansen and Boris Brovtsyn, pianist Lars Vogt, viola player Amihai Grosz and cellist Jens Peter Maintz perform Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 during the openings concert of the International Chamber Music Festival 2019 in Utrecht.

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1- Anna Fedorova – Live Concert HD

Accompanied by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (North West German Philharmonic), Ukrainian concert pianist Anna Fedorova performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23. Conductor: Yves Abel. A High-Definition recording of a live concert in The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, which is part of the NPO Radio 4-series The Sunday Morning Concert. Published by the AVROTROS […]

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Alice Sara Ott)

Accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, German-Japanese classical pianist Alice Sara Ott performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Mikko Franck. Live recording on January 27th, 2018, in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris). Encore: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59, Bia 515) for solo […]

Argerich performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major

Accompanied by the Orchestre National de France, Argentine classical concert pianist Martha Argerich performs Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine. Live recording on October 5th, 2017 in the auditorium of Radio France (Paris). The piece was composed between 1929 and 1931. It is in three movements and is heavily influenced by jazz, which the […]

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” (Friedrich Gulda)

Austrian pianist and composer Friedrich Gulda performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto. Gulda also conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Live recording from the Munich Piano Summer Festival, 1989.