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.
Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony” (German Pastoral-Sinfonie).
Accompanied by the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO; English, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra), Russian concert pianist Sofia Vasheruk plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Stefan Asbury. Recorded during the Young Pianist Festival in Amsterdam on 24 November 2013.
Conducted by Valery Gergiev, one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade, Op. 35, a symphonic suite composed in 1888. Recorded during the Salzburg Festival in 2005.
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55. The symphony marks the beginning of the creative middle-period of the German composer. It is also known as Sinfonia Eroica (Italian), meaning Heroic Symphony in English. It was first performed privately in […]
Accompanied by the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg), French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. Conductor: Michael Gielen. Recorded on April 17, 2005.
One of the best versions of Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, Vienna Opera, 1978. Carmen, the gypsy girl is played by Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova and Don José, Corporal of Dragoons is played by Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.
That’s beautiful… A little girl drops a coin in a musician’s hat, then the magic starts to happen: the orchestra starts playing Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 in the street!
The year 1964, in Moscow, 29-year-old Luciano Pavarotti sings the famous canzone from the beginning of act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, “La Donna è Mobile”. He was not “the king” yet.
Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the German violinist Julia Fischer plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Recorded during the Saint-Denis Festival on June 19, 2014. Encore: Sarabande, one of the Six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.