Hilary Hahn and Andrius Žlabys perform J. S. Bach Siciliano from Sonata BWV 1031 [1998 recording]

Hilary Hahn (18 years old at the time of performance) delivers a sublime rendition of the Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031, by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the great Lithuanian pianist Andrius Žlabys. This performance took place at the Great Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, in 1998, as …

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 …