Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 [Maxim Vengerov]

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.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto [Henryk Szeryng]

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.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 [Julia Fischer]

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.

Monti: Csárdás [Alana Youssefian, Voices of Music]

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 …

Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion [Tim Mead, Netherlands Bach Society]

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.

Brahms: Double Concerto, Op.102 [Violin: Julia Fischer, Cello: Daniel Müller-Schott]

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.

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending [Arabella Steinbacher]

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.

Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe [Matuszczyk, Iskrzycka]

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.