Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio [Kantorow, Petrova, Pascal]

Alexandre Kantorow (piano), Liya Petrova (violin), and Aurélien Pascal (cello) perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. This performance was recorded during the Festiv’Elmire 2020.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris” [SWR Symphonieorchester, Reinhard Goebel]

Conducted by Reinhard Goebel, the SWR Symphonieorchester (Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a, better known as the Paris Symphony. This performance was recorded on May 21, 2022, in the Rococo Hall of Schwetzingen Castle.

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Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto [Paulo Martelli]

Accompanied by the Orquestra Metropolitana, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli performs Guitar Concerto, W501 (piano reduction: W502), a piece for solo guitar and small orchestra written by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. Conductor: Rodrigo Vitta. This performance was recorded on November 13, 2013, at the Serviço Social do Comércio – SESC Bom Retiro in São Paulo, Brazil. Martelli plays a guitar made by Sergio Abreu in 2004.

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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 [Bezuidenhout, Faust, Eberle]

Isabelle Faust (violin), Sol Gabetta (Cello), and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) perform Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 929, one of the last compositions completed by the composer. This performance was recorded at the Solsberg Festival 2021.

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Schumann: Piano Concerto [Martha Argerich, Zubin Mehta]

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. This performance was recorded at the Wiener Musikverein, Goldener Saal on September 18, 2022.

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Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata [Božo Paradžik, Mira Wollmann]

Božo Paradžik (double bass) and Mira Wollmann (piano) perform Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821, also known as the “Arpeggione Sonata”. The sonata is originally written for arpeggione, a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar, but bowed like a cello, and thus similar to the bass viola da gamba. Here, Paradžik performs it on double bass. This version for the double bass remains nearly throughout the piece one octave lower than the arpeggione’s part in the urtext, otherwise, it is performed according to the urtext. This performance was recorded at the Jesuit church of Sion, Switzerland, on July 15, 2013.

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C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22 [Andras Adorján, Bach Collegium München]

Accompanied by the Bach Collegium München, the Hungarian-born Dutch flutist Andras Adorján performs Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Recorded in 1998, this is regarded as one of the most reputed performances of the piece.

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Chopin: Minute Waltz [Marc-André Hamelin]

Canadian virtuoso pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin plays Frédéric Chopin’s Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, sometimes known as “Valse du petit chien” (French for “Waltz of the puppy”), and popularly known in English as the Minute Waltz.

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Marios Papadopoulos]

Accompanied by the Pan-European Philharmonia, the Cypriot-born British pianist Marios Papadopoulos performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Peter Tiboris. Recorded at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio on March 23, 2023. Encore: Für Elise.

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