Grieg: Piano Concerto [Liv Glaser, Herbert Blomstedt, Oslo Philharmonic] – Wonderful Historic Performance

Accompanied by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian pianist Liv Glaser performs Edward Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt. A wonderful historic performance of the famous piece. Recorded at the Bergen International Festival in 1961.

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy [Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit] [2023 recording]

Accompanied by the Orquesta and Chorus of the Teatro Colón, the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy for piano, vocal soloists, mixed chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80, usually called the Choral Fantasy. Encore: Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen No. 1. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Recorded at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina on July …

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 [Martin Helmchen, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie]

Accompanied by the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the German pianist Martin Helmchen performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Conductor: Andrew Manze. Recorded on March 31, 2022, at the Großer Sendesaal of the NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen Broadcasting Center.

Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve [Rusanda Panfili, Donka Angatscheva]

Moldovan violinist Rusanda Panfili and the Austrian pianist of Bulgarian descent Donka Angatscheva perform Après un rêve, a classical art song composed by French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). The piece 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. Recorded …

Hilary Hahn and Andrius Žlabys perform J. S. Bach Siciliano from Sonata BWV 1031 [1998 recording]

Hilary Hahn (18 years old at the time of performance) delivers a sublime rendition of the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the great Lithuanian pianist Andrius Žlabys. This performance took place at the Great Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, in 1998, as …

Ravel: Piano Concerto [Boris Giltburg]

Accompanied by the Residentie Orkest (Residentie Orchestra), the Dutch orchestra based in The Hague, the Russian-born Israeli classical pianist Boris Giltburg performs Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Conductor: Anja Bihlmaier. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on September 4, 2022, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Bach, Busoni: Chaconne [Mariam Batsashvili]

Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili 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).

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte [Ramon van Engelenhoven]

Dutch pianist Ramon van Engelen­hoven performs Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), a work for solo piano by Maurice Ravel, written in 1899 while the French composer was studying at the Conservatoire de Paris under the French composer Gabriel Fauré. This performance was recorded on August 19, 2023, during the supporting …