Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 [International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht]

Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Clara-Jumi Kang (violin), Amihai Grosz (viola), Timothy Ridout (viola), Pablo Ferrández (cello), and Zvi Plesser (cello) perform Johannes Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Opus 36. This performance was the opening concert of the Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht (International Chamber Music Festival). Recorded on December 27, 2022, at the TivoliVredenburg …

2023 Nobel Prize Concert [Soloist: Julia Fischer]

This year’s Nobel Prize Concert brings together world-renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. On 8 December, works by Boccherini, Brahms, and Ravel were performed on the Konserthuset Stockholm stage. The audience also heard a work by the exciting young American composer Gabriella Smith (b. 1991). …

Janine Jansen and Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform Debussy, Grieg, and Chausson

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and the French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform “Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L. 140” (Claude Debussy), “Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13” (Edvard Grieg), and “Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21” (Accompanied by the Dover Quartet) (Ernest Chausson). This …

Ravel: Tzigane [Renaud Capuçon]

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), the French violinist Renaud Capuçon performs Maurice Ravel‘s Tzigane, a rhapsodic composition that was commissioned by and dedicated to Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi (1893-1966). Conductor: Alain Altinoglu. This performance was recorded on June 10, 2022, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve [Rusanda Panfili, Donka Angatscheva]

Moldovan violinist Rusanda Panfili and the Austrian pianist of Bulgarian descent Donka Angatscheva perform Après un rêve, a classical art song composed by French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). The piece was originally written for voice and piano in 1877, with lyrics by Romain Bussine (1830-1899). The title translates to “After a Dream” in English. Recorded …

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 [María Dueñas]

Accompanied by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Spanish violinist María Dueñas performs German Romantic era composer Max Bruch’s (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920) Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, one of the most popular violin concertos in the classical repertoire. Encore: Caprice No. 5 by Niccolò Paganini. Conductor: Manfred Honeck. …

Beethoven: Violin Concerto [Leonid Kogan, 1977]

Accompanied by the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, a preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine. Encore: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sarabande from the Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004. This performance was recorded at the …