Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Anna Fedorova]

Accompanied by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie o.l.v., the Ukrainian concert pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 at the opening of the season of Sunday Morning Concerts series at the Great hall of the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Conductor: Martin Panteleev. Recorded on September 1st, 2013. It is one …

Lawrence Brownlee sings Ah! mes amis

American operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee sings the famous aria “Ah! mes Amis” from Donizetti’s opera “La fille du régiment” (English: The Daughter of the Regiment). London, May 25, 2010. On this evening Brownlee performed songs and arias by composers including Mozart, Duparc, Rossini, Liszt, and Donizetti, accompanied by pianist Iain Burnside.

Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky [Grimaud, Abbado]

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Claudio Abbado (26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014), the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs pieces from the Russian composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [The Tempest], Sergei Rachmaninoff [Piano Concerto No. 2], and Igor Stravinsky [The Firebird]. Soloist (piano): Hélène Grimaud [Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2]. Recorded live at the Lucerne …

Beethoven: Für Elise (Ivo Pogorelić)

Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelić plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise” or “Fuer Elise” (English: “For Elise”). Recorded at the Schloss Eckartsau, Vienna in 1987. One of the most delicate and sensitive performances of the famous piece.

Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1

The Gnossiennes are several piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie (born Éric Alfred Leslie Satie; 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925; he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 in the late 19th century). Satie composed Gnossienne No.1 in 1890, and dedicated it to Alexis Roland-Manuel (22 March 1891 – 1 …

Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

Valentina Lisitsa plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s The Piano Sonata No. 14 “Quasi Una Fantasia” Opus 27 No. 2, also known as the “Moonlight Sonata”. Completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, it is one of Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano. It is named “The Moonlight Sonata” by …