Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Alexandre Kantorow]

Accompanied by the Nederlands Kamerorkest (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), French classical pianist Alexandre Kantorow performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Concertmaster and musical director: Gordan Nikolić. Recorded on October 12, 2020, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve [Janine Jansen, Itamar Golan]

Accompanied by the Israeli pianist Itamar Golan on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Après un rêve, a classical art song composed by French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). It was originally written for voice and piano in 1877, with lyrics by Romain Bussine (1830-1899). The title translates to “After a Dream” in English.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” [Zimerman, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bernstein, 1989]

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), award-winning Polish-Swiss concert pianist Krystian Zimerman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor” concerto. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Recorded at the Musikverein, Große Saal, Vienna in September 1989.

Maxim Vengerov and Daughter perform “Adagio” from Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto

Classical violinist Maxim Vengerov and his daughter Lisa Vengerova perform the second movement, “Adagio” from the Baroque composer Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor, S D935. Recorded in April 2020 during the Covid19 lockdowns.

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit & the Verbier Festival Orchestra]

Accompanied by the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Recorded at the Verbier Festival in 2014. Encore: Robert Schumann: “Scenes from Childhood,” Op. 15, No. 1.

Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata [Polina Osetinskaya, Maxim Vengerov]

Russian classical pianist Polina Osetinskaya and Soviet-born Israeli violinist Maxim Vengerov perform Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 in A major, commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata. Recorded at Sala Verdi, Milano, on November 15, 2022. It is an 1803 sonata for piano and violin notable for its technical difficulty. The piece …