Bach: Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, BWV 1017 [Zimmermann, Pace]

German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Italian pianist Enrico Pace play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Piano, BWV 1017. Recorded in 2008 in the library of the more than 300-year-old Polling Monastery, which is one of the most beautiful baroque rooms in Germany.

Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15, “Scenes from Childhood” [Vladimir Horowitz]

Widely considered one of the greatest pianists of all time, Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz plays Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen (original spelling Kinderscenen, “Scenes from Childhood”), Opus 15, a set of thirteen pieces of music for piano written during the spring of 1838. Recorded in Vienna in 1987.

Bach, Busoni: Chaconne in D minor [Piano: Hélène Grimaud]

French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays the last movement, Ciaccona (Chaconne) of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) on piano. Piano transcription of the piece was written by the Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924).