Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 9 “Kreutzer” [Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis]

Accompanied by the American classical pianist Lambert Orkis, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”. It is known for its demanding violin part, unusual length (a typical performance lasts slightly less than 40 minutes), and emotional scope – while the first …

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand [Hélène Tysman]

Accompanied by the Orchestra of the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, prizewinning French classical pianist Hélène Tysman plays Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major”. Conductor: Prof. Nicolás Pasquet. The piece was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (May 11, 1887 – March 3, 1961), who lost his right …

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Barenboim, Mehta]

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Daniel Barenboim plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. The sound and acoustics are well preserved in this 1990s live outdoor concert for this not unexpectedly, excellent performance by Barenboim.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 [Christopher Park]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), German-Korean pianist Christopher Park performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival 2013 at Wiesbaden, Kurhaus. August 21, 2013.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 [Daniil Trifonov and the Israel Camerata Orchestra]

Accompanied by the Israel Camerata Orchestra, Russian concert pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 at the 13th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. Conductor: Avner Biron. Trifonov won the First Prize.