Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, Hartmut Haenchen]

Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor perform Robert Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), Op. 50, an oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concert on June 9, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Anna Fedorova performs Moonlight Sonata [Beethoven] and Ballade No. 4 [Chopin]

Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, commonly known as the “Moonlight Sonata”, and Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. This performance was recorded in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht for VPRO Vrije Geluiden: a music program …

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” [NDR Elbphilharmonie, Alan Gilbert]

Conducted by Alan Gilbert, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, commonly known as the Pathétique Symphony. This performance was recorded on November 4, 2022, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Mario Lanza sings O Paradis!

The great American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings O Paradis! (Oh Paradise!), one of the most celebrated arias from “L’Africaine” (The African Woman), a grand opéra in five acts with music by the German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer (1971-1864) and a libretto by the French librettist Eugène Scribe (1791-1861). From the …

Schumann: Piano Quintet [Martha Argerich and Friends]

Martha Argerich (piano), Freddy Varela Montero (violin), Tatiana Glava (violin), Fernando Rojas Huespe (viola), and Stanimir Todorov (cello) perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44. This performance was recorded during the first concert of the Festival Argerich at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 15, 2023.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 [İlyun Bürkev, Klassische Philharmonie Bonn Orchestra]

Accompanied by the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn Orchestra, the Turkish pianist İlyun Bürkev performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Alexander Hülshoff. This performance was recorded at the Munich Herkules Hall on October 25, 2023, when Bürkev was only 15 years old!