Widely considered one of the greatest pianists of all time, classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz plays Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen (original spelling Kinderscenen, “Scenes from Childhood”), Opus 15, a set of thirteen pieces of music for piano written on during the spring of 1838. Recorded in Vienna in 1987.
Latvian classical pianist Olga Jegunova plays Franz Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major. From the piano recital by Olga Jegunova at the Bishopsgate Institute (London), October 2012.
Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Wiener Philharmoniker (the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Karl Böhm.
Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi. From the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, January 2015. A brilliant interpretation of the famous piece.
Evgeny Kissin, the Russian-born Russian-British-Israeli classical pianist plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. This performance is from the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra 75th anniversary gala concert which took place in Tel Aviv, 24 December 2011.
Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19. Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) also conducted by Krystian Zimerman.
Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. Recorded in 1983.
Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, usually referred to as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in native German).
French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays the last movement, Ciaccona (Chaconne) of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) on piano. Piano transcription of the piece was written by the Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924).
Croatian-Serbian pianist Ivo Pogorelić (Pogorelich) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas No. 27 and 32. Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta, Italy, 1987.