Conducted by Markus Stenz, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Dutch abbreviation RFO) plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52, commonly known as Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise). Recorded on 23 January 2015 in De Vrijdag van Vredenburg, TivoliVrededenburg, Utrecht.
Croatian-Serbian pianist Ivo Pogorelić (Pogorelich) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas No. 27 and 32. Recorded at Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta, Italy, in 1987.
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela plays Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren), the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer himself. It is the second …
Accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), the Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a youth orchestra based in Seville, Spain, plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op 125, also known as the “Choral”.
American soprano Renée Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky concert in Moscow, 2006. It was the first concert of the “Hvorostovsky and Friends” concert series. State Chamber Orchestra of Russia conducted by Constantine Orbelian.
On July 30, 1991, Luciano Pavarotti has given a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. A crowd of more than 100,000 stood in the rain to watch and listen to the great Luciano.
Conducted by Claus Peter Flor, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade, Op. 35, a symphonic suite composed in 1888. Recorded on Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at the main hall of De Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11, also known as “Gassenhauer Trio”, played by the French clarinetist Paul Meyer, the German cellist Julian Steckel and the French pianist Éric Le Sage. Recorded at The Sunday Morning Concert, on February 1st, 2015, Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
American tenor of Italian ancestry, Mario Lanza sings “Nessun Dorma”, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s three acts opera Turandot in the 1956 movie “Serenade”.