Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” (Lucas Jussen)

Dutch classical pianist Lucas Jussen plays Ludwig Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, commonly known as the “Waldstein”. Recorded at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea in 2014.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Khatia Buniatishvili)

Accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Recorded in July 2015.

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 (Maurizio Pollini, Karl Böhm)

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488). Conductor: Karl Böhm.

Mozart – Piano Concerto No 5 (Sviatoslav Richter)

Accompanied by the Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra, the legendary Ukrainian-born Soviet classical pianist Sviatoslav Richter performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175. Composed in 1773, when he was only 17 year-old, the piece is Mozart’s first fully original piano concerto (his previous efforts were based on works by other …

An unpublished photographic portrait of Frédéric Chopin is discovered

Two researchers, Dr. Alain Kohler, a Swiss physicist, and Gilles Bencimon from Radio France Internationale, a passionate musician, have discovered an unpublished photographic portrait of Frédéric Chopin, the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. According to the researchers, it was certainly performed in 1847 in the studio of the 19th-century French photographer …

Chopin – Four Ballades (Krystian Zimerman)

Polish virtuoso pianist Krystian Zimerman performs Frédéric Chopin’s four ballades. Composed between 1831 and 1842, four ballades are one-movement pieces for solo piano. They are widely considered some of the most challenging pieces in the standard piano repertoire.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” (Glenn Gould) (1970)

Accompanied by Toronto Symphony Orchestra, one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists, Glenn Gould performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor”. Conductor: Karel Ančerl.

Fedorova plays Mozart, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff

Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.

Beethoven – Coral Phantasy (Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic, Francesch)

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), Wiener Jeunesse Choir and the Uruguay-born Swiss pianist Homero Francesch as a soloist perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80; simply known as the “Choral Fantasy”.