Accompanied by the Noord Nederlands Orkest (North Netherlands Orchestra), Spanish pianist Rosalía Gómez Lasheras performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: Stefan Asbury. Recorded at the finale of the Young Pianist Festival in Amsterdam on November 24, 2013. Lasheras won the competition.
Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
Evgeny Kissin plays Franz Liszt’s La Campanella (Italian for “The little bell”). It is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt’s six Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141, which were published in 1851. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, August 1997.
Classical pianist Shuann Chai performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. Chai plays a fortepiano built by the German piano maker Michael Rosenberger (1766-1832) in 1820. The piece is one of Beethoven’s most celebrated compositions. Recorded at Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh Utrecht on October 3, …
Accompanied by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, English classical pianist Paul Lewis performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Matthew Halls. A wonderful rendition of the famous piece. Recorded on March 9, 2017.
Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), and Mischa Maisky (cello) perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. Recorded on July 1, 2021, during the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht in TivoliVredenburg.
Accompanied by the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the greatest violinists in the world, Maxim Vengerov performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Recorded at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica Roma on March 12, 2021.
Romanian-born Canadian classical pianist Ruxandra Oancea performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Three Sonatas Op. 31 (Piano sonatas No. 16, 17, and 18) on fortepiano.
German soprano Diana Damrau, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and the Met Chorus sing “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (English: “Let’s drink from the joyful cups”), a famous duet with a chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, an 1853 opera in three acts. It is one of the best-known opera songs. Production: Michael Mayer. Conductor: Yannick …
Accompanied by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache. Recorded at the Gasteig (Philharmonie, München) in 1991.