Double first prize winner Viktoria Mullova performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 at the 1980 Sibelius Violin Competition, Helsinki. Courtesy of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
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 …
German soprano Anja Harteros performs Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs (German: Vier letzte Lieder), Op. posth., for soprano and orchestra. hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
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.
Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Maxim Vengerov performs Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
Conducted by Claudio Abbado, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Recorded in 2004.
American operatic soprano Angel Blue sings Heimliche Aufforderung (The secret invitation), Op. 27 No. 3, one of a set of four songs composed by Richard Strauss in 1894, the German composer of the late Romantic and early modern era.
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, also known as “The Titan”.
Asturias (Leyenda) is a musical work written by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. It was originally written for the piano and set in the key of G minor, and first published in Barcelona, by Juan Bta. Pujol & Co., in 1892 as the prelude of a three-movement set entitled Chants d’Espagne. Here it is played …