Three beautiful versions of Robert Schumann’s “Arabeske” (Arabesque) in C major, Op. 18, from the pianists Anna Zassimova, Vladimir Horowitz and Wilhelm Kempff.
Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein plays the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, by Edvard Grieg. Conductor: André Previn. Recorded in April 1975 at London’s Fairfield Hall.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), Conductor & Soloist: Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990); the American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. Recorded at the Wiener Musikverein in 1970.
Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini plays Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op. 15 at Semperoper, Dresden. Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Christian Thielemann. Recorded in June 2011.
A recital by the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti and James Levine. Recorded in 1988 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, this recital captures Pavarotti in his prime accompanied by the American conductor and pianist James Levine on the piano. Enjoy!
Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin nocturnes, 21 short pieces for solo piano written by Frédéric Chopin between 1827 and 1846.
Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the greatest Chopin interpreters of his time, the Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: André Previn.
Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recording during the Rheingau Musik Festival 2012 in Wiesbaden, Kurhaus, on August 23, 2012.
Ivo Pogorelić (Pogorelich) plays the 1st movement (Grave – Doppio movimento) of Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35. International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (Poland), 1980.
Latvian concert pianist Olga Jegunova plays Frédéric Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31. Recorded during a piano recital by Olga Jegunova at Bishopsgate Institute (London) in October 2012.