Glenn Gould performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 “The Tempest”

Glenn Gould performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, also known as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in his native German). This performance was recorded in the Canadian classical music television series “Music For a Sunday Afternoon”, originally broadcast on March 19, 1967, marking 140 years after the composer’s …

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) Bernard Haitink & Berlin Philharmonic

Conducted by the great Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink (4 March 1929 – 21 October 2021), the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony”. Recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden Baden, 2015. Published by the DW Classical Music channel.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Margarita Höhenrieder, Staatskapelle Dresden & Fabio Luisi)

Accompanied by the Staatskapelle Dresden, German classical pianist Margarita Höhenrieder performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Fabio Luisi. Recorded in 2008 at the Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich.

Camille Thomas plays Una furtiva lagrima (from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore)

Accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas plays the tenor part of Una furtiva lagrima (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts., on cello. Recorded at Le Musée des …

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Ariane Matiakh)

Conducted by Ariane Matiakh, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony”. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on October 1, 2021.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Isabelle Faust, Bernard Haitink, and the Berliner Philharmoniker)

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), German classical violinist Isabelle Faust performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. The concert was held in the Festspielhaus Baden Baden in 2015 as part of the city’s Easter Festival.

Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy (Hilary Hahn, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orozco-Estrada)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, a violin fantasy on themes from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on June 17, 2021. Yet another brilliant performance by Hilary Hahn.

Concert for Peace: Beethoven’s Eroica and Schubert’s Unfinished. Barenboim & the Staatskapelle Berlin

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica as a symbol against the war in Ukraine: Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished Symphony”) and Mykhailo Verbytsky’s Ukrainian national anthem at the Concert for Peace. Recorded on March 6, 2022 at the Berlin Staatsoper …