Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 [Paolo Marzocchi]

Italian pianist and composer Paolo Marzocchi plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2, the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by the Hungarian composer, and is by far the most famous of the set. In the second video, the orchestral version is performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker (the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), conducted …

Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain [Piano: Daniel Barenboim, Conductor: Plácido Domingo]

Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim performs Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Spanish: Noches en los jardines de España), G. 49 by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Conductor: Plácido Domingo.

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.