Bach: Concerto for Two Violins [Kraków Young Philharmonic]

Conducted by Tomasz Chmiel, the Kraków Young Philharmonic Orchestra plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Violins (soloists): Natalia Stęposz and Zuzanna Bolon. This is the winning concert of the Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras …

Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott [Violin: Lisa Batiashvili]

Georgian classical violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Erbarme dich, mein Gott, actually an alto aria from Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion (also frequently St Matthew’s Passion; German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244 at Prinsengrachtconcert 2014. Her husband, oboist François Leleux plays the alto part. Batiashvili dedicates Bach’s Erbarme dich to the victims of the MH17 plane crash …

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen [Mandolin: Izumi Toru, Piano: Fujii Yumi]

Accompanied by Fujii Yumi on the piano, the Japanese mandolin virtuoso Izumi Toru play Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20, a musical composition for violin and orchestra written in 1878 by the Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate. At Lutheran Ichigaya Hall, Tokyo.

Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord [Grumiaux, Jaccottet]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux (Baron Grumiaux, 21 March 1921 – 16 October 1986) and the Swiss harpsichordist Christiane Jaccottet (18 May 1937 – 26 October 1999) play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017. A beautiful and historic recording of the piece.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 9 “Kreutzer” [Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis]

Accompanied by the American classical pianist Lambert Orkis, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”. It is known for its demanding violin part, unusual length (a typical performance lasts slightly less than 40 minutes), and emotional scope – while the first …

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 [Il Giardino Armonico, Enrico Onofri]

Accompanied by the Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: the Harmonious Garden), the Italian violinist Enrico Onofri performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 “Grosso Mogul”. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini. It is the eleventh of Twelve Concertos, Op. 7, a collection of concertos written by the Italian Baroque composer in 1716-1717.

Paganini: Sonata Concertata [Mandolin: Marissa Carroll, Guitar: Joel Woods]

Marissa Carroll (mandolin) and Joel Woods (guitar) play Niccolò Paganini’s Sonata Concertata, a three-movement piece in A major, op. 61 for guitar and violin. Here, the performers use mandolin instead of violin. Performed at the Ian Hanger Recital Hall at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, Australia in May 2011.

Schubert: Octet in F Major [Janine Jansen and Friends]

Janine Jansen and Friends perform Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803. Recorded on June 24, 2015 in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. At Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht. A beautiful HD video by AVROTROS Klassiek, enjoy!