Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on March 05, 2015. Encore: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, IV. Gigue, Bach.

Rachmaninoff: The Bells [Kolokola] [Netherlands Radio Philharmonic]

Conducted by the American conductor James Gaffigan, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir) perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Russian: Kolokola), Op. 35, a choral symphony written in 1913. The words are from the heavily onomatopoeic poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October …

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 [Olga Kern]

Russian-born American classical pianist Olga Kern performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Kern is the Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – whose performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 made her the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years. …

Debussy: La Mer [Orchestre de Paris, Esa-Pekka Salonen]

Conducted by the Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (English: The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La Mer (i.e. The Sea), an orchestral composition (L 109) by the French composer Claude Debussy. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) on 8 …

Maria Callas sings “Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria rusticana

Maria Callas sings “Voi lo sapete”, a soprano aria from Cavalleria rusticana, an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by the Italian realist (Verismo) writer Giovanni Verga. Piano: Robert Sutherland.