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.
Category Archives: Piano
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.
Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 [Olga Jegunova]
Latvian classical pianist Olga Jegunova plays Franz Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 90. From the piano recital by Olga Jegunova at the Bishopsgate Institute (London), October 2012.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 [Pollini]
Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: by Karl Böhm.
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 [Lang Lang]
Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. From the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, January 2015. A brilliant interpretation of the famous piece.
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Evgeny Kissin]
Accompanied by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, then 13-year-old Evgeny Kissin, the Russian-born Russian-British-Israeli classical pianist plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Conductor: Andrei Chistyakov. This performance took place on May 23, 1985.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Krystian Zimerman]
Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19. Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) was also conducted by Krystian Zimerman.
Barenboim plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata [A beautiful 1983 performance]
Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. This performance was recorded in 1983.
Barenboim plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata 17 [“The Tempest”]
Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, usually referred to as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in German).
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).