Rimski-Korsakov: Schéhérazade [Philharmonique de Radio France, Pietari Inkinen]

Conducted by Pietari Inkine, the Philharmonique de Radio France performs Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op. 35, a symphonic suite composed in 1888 and based on One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights), a collection of Middle Eastern folktales compiled in the Arabic language during the Islamic Golden Age.

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata [Dominik Wagner, Aurelia Vişovan]

Dominik Wagner (double bass) and Aurelia Vişovan (piano) perform Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821, also known as the “Arpeggione Sonata”. The sonata is originally written for arpeggione, a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar, but bowed like a cello, and thus similar to the bass …

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” [Peter Tiboris, Pan-European Philharmonia]

Conducted by Peter Tiboris, the Pan-European Philharmonia performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony” (German: Pastorale). This performance was recorded at the Polish Radio Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio on March 23, 2023.

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 [Bezuidenhout, Faust, Eberle]

Isabelle Faust (violin), Sol Gabetta (Cello), and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) perform Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 929, one of the last compositions completed by the composer. This performance was recorded at the Solsberg Festival 2021.

Schumann: Piano Concerto [Martha Argerich, Zubin Mehta]

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. This performance was recorded at the Wiener Musikverein, Goldener Saal on September 18, 2022.