Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe [Il Gardellino, Ponseele]

Belgian baroque ensemble Il Gardellino performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in c minor, BWV 1060R. Soloist (oboe): Marcel Ponseele. While the existing score is in the form of a concerto for harpsichord and strings (BWV 1060), Bach scholars believe it to be a transcription of a lost double concerto in D …

Vivaldi in Venedig [Full Documentary, Venice Baroque Orchestra]

Vivaldi in Venedig (Vivaldi in Venice) is a 2013 Swiss documentary film directed by Richard Dindo. The Venice Baroque Orchestra, founded by Andrea Marcon (born in Treviso in 1963), performs religious and secular music composed by Vivaldi at a variety of magnificent places in Venice, illustrated with paintings by Canaletto and photographs of the beautiful …

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 “Death and the Maiden” [Quartetto Italiano]

Quartetto Italiano plays Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, commonly known as “Death and the Maiden”. Schubert composed this piece in 1824, when he was seriously ill and realized that he was dying (he died on 19 November 1828, before his 32nd birthday). So, the work is Schubert’s testament to death.

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio [Trio Concorde]

Trio Concorde, a student piano trio from Taiwan, performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. The piece was written by the Russian composer in Rome between December 1881 and late January 1882 and subtitled “In memory of a great artist“, in reference to the Russian pianist, conductor, and composer Nikolai Rubinstein, …

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto [Patricia Kopatchinskaja]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, a neoclassical violin concerto in four movements. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on December 12, 2014.

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto [Itzhak Perlman]

Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best-known and most performed violin concertos and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante [Candida Thompson, Sergey Khachatryan]

Accompanied by the Amsterdam-based Dutch string orchestra Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Sergei Khachatrian (violin) and Candida Thompson (viola) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364 (320d). This performance was recorded on October 11, 2015, in the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, during The Sunday Morning Concert.