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]

Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Russian-born American classical pianist Olga Kern performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Conductor: James Conlon. This performance was the final of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where Olga Kern was the joint Gold Medal winner. She shared the prize …

Ana Vidović plays Granada by Isaac Albéniz

Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidović plays Granada by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). It is the first piece of Suite Española, Op. 47, a suite for solo piano by Albéniz (written in 1886 and grouped together in 1887). Since being transcribed for guitar by the Catalan classical …