Accompanied by the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77. Conductor: Thomas Sanderling, a Shostakovich specialist, and principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra. Recorded at the at Arnold Kats State Concert Hall, Novosibirsk, on September 3, 2019.
Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the great Polish violinist Henryk Szeryng performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Jorge Mester. This recording showcases Szeryng’s outstanding technical and expressive skills, making it a valuable rendition for enthusiasts of classical music and violin performances.
Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the German classical violinist and pianist Julia Fischer performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård. This performance was recorded in February 2022 at the Southbank Center’s Royal Festival Hall in London.
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and friends perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 during the opening concert of the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) on December 27, 2019, in Utrecht.
Accompanied by the award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American violinist Alana Youssefian performs Csárdás by the Italian composer Vittorio Monti. Written around 1904, Monti’s piece is based on a traditional Hungarian form of folk music and became very popular, played by almost every gypsy orchestra. Recorded during Voice of Music’s 2018 December …
Accompanied by the Netherlands Bach Society, the English countertenor Tim Mead performs Erbarme dich, mein Gott (English: Have mercy, my God), one of the most celebrated arias from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Matthäus-Passion” (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244. Conductor: Jos van Veldhoven. Violin (solo): Shunske Sato.
Accompanied by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, German classical violinist and pianist Julia Fischer and the German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott perform Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, a concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra. Conductor: Alan Gilbert. Recorded on October 30, 2020, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Accompanied by the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the German classical violinist Arabella Steinbacher performs the popular Ralph Vaughn Williams masterpiece “The Lark Ascending”. Conductor: Andrew Manze. Recorded on September 13, 2014, at the Kuppelsaal Congress Center, Hanover.
Accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music School, Alicja Matuszczyk (oboe) and Julia Iskrzycka (violin) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060r. Conductor: Andrzej Kucybała. Recorded during the Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition 2013. This is the winning concert.
Gürzenich Kammerorchester Köln performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K.250 (248b), more commonly known as the “Haffner Serenade”. Soloist (violin): Torsten Janicke. Recorded on February 4, 2023.