Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Itzhak Perlman)

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Recorded live in November 1986 in Berlin.

Leonid Kogan plays Nel cor più non mi sento (Paganini)

A preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan plays Niccolò Paganini’s “Nel cor più non mi sento“. It is actually a soprano aria from act 2 in Giovanni Paisiello’s 1788 opera L’amor contrastato, ossia La molinara, usually known as La molinara. Paganini is one of the composers who wrote variations based on Paisiello’s […]

Julia Fischer plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

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.

Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Ahhh, Vivaldi and the beautiful Venice. The great videos below, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, from “I Musici“, a film by Anton van Munster, probably one of the best classical/baroque music performances on the Internet. Enjoy.