Bruch: Violin concerto No. 1 (Maxim Vengerov)

Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian-born Israeli violinist Maxim Vengerov performs German Romantic era composer Max Bruch’s (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920) Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, one of the most popular violin concertos in the classical repertoire. Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado. Excerpt from the concert given …

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with period instruments (Jordi Savall with Le Concert des Nations) (2021)

Conducted by Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations and Vox Bona Chamber Choir perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with period instruments. With the final chorus based on Friedrich Schiller’s poem “An die Freude”, Beethoven’s 9th symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as the composer’s greatest work …

Chausson: Poème, Op. 25 (Anna Tifu)

Accompanied by The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Italian classical violinist Anna Tifu performs Ernest Chausson’s “Poème” for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25. Live concert recorded on 14 September 2018 at the Radio France Auditorium. Conductor: Mikko Frank. Published by the France Musique channel.

Bruch: Violin concerto No. 1 (Hilary Hahn)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), American violinist Hilary Hahn performs Max Bruch’s (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920) Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, one of the most popular violin concertos in the classical repertoire. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Performing Beethoven – what it feels like to embody a master on today’s stage

Scott Davie, Australian National University In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. When Beethoven died in 1827, thousands of pages of highly notated music were bequeathed to posterity. Yet unlike arts such as painting and sculpture, which communicate directly from the artist to the …

Dvořák – Piano Quintet No. 2 – Leschenko, Jansen, Brovtsyn, Rachlin, and Maisky (Utrecht, 2007)

Stunning live performance of Antonín Dvořák’s chef-d’œuvre Piano Quintet No. 2 by an all-star ensemble of musicians: Polina Leschenko (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Julian Rachlin (viola), and Mischa Maisky (cello). Recorded during the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival, Janine Jansen was the artistic leader of the festival) on December 28, …

Ahead of his time, Beethoven still inspires

In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. Around 1806, Beethoven sought advice on violin fingering from the Italian violinist Felix Radicati in connection with the three great string quartets of his middle period, the so-called “Razumovsky” Quartets, Opus 59. Radicati impertinently asked whether Beethoven …

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 (Gould, Menuhin)

One of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, Glenn Gould and widely considered one of the great violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 in G major, op. 96. Originally broadcast on May 18, 1966.