Concert for Peace: Beethoven’s Eroica and Schubert’s Unfinished. Barenboim & the Staatskapelle Berlin

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica as a symbol against the war in Ukraine: Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished Symphony”) and Mykhailo Verbytsky’s Ukrainian national anthem at the Concert for Peace. Recorded on March 6, 2022 at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Anna Fedorova)

Accompanied by the Strijkers van de Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: Yves Abel. Recorded on September 6, 2020 at the Het Concertgebouw (The Royal Concertgebouw, a concert hall in Amsterdam).

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Mario Lanza sings La Donna è Mobile (Rigoletto)

American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “La donna è mobile”, the Duke of Mantua’s canzone from the beginning of act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto (1851). Clip from The Great Caruso, a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza as the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 40 (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Andrés Orozco-Estrada)

Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550. Recorded during the season-opening concert at Alte Oper Frankfurt on September 10, 2020.

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Khatia Buniatishvili)

Accompanied by the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Recorded at the Verbier Festival in 2011.

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Vivaldi: Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629 (Jaroussky, Onofri)

Accompanied by the Imaginarium Ensemble, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629. Violin and conductor: Enrico Onofri. Recorded during the 2016 Festival d’Ambronay.

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Emőke Baráth performs “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s Lotario

Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth performs the aria “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s 1729 opera Lotario (“Lothair”), HWV 26. In the album Dualità, Baráth is joined by the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as conductor of his Ensemble Artaserse in captivating arias for the female voice, embodying roles both male and female.

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Bruch: Violin concerto No. 1 (Maxim Vengerov)

Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian-born Israeli violinist Maxim Vengerov 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. Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado. Excerpt from the concert given on December 3, 2021, at the auditorium of the Maison de la Radio et de la Musique.

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Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Hilary Hahn)

Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, American classical violinist Hilary Hahn performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Mikko Franck. This performance was recorded live on May 2, 2019, at the Radio France Auditorium in Paris.

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