Sibelius: Violin Concerto, [Khachatryan, Kochanovsky, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic]

Accompanied by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Stanislav Kochanovsky. This performance was recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on March 16, 2019.

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Chopin: Waltz in A minor [Greg Niemczuk]

Polish classical pianist Greg Niemczuk plays Frédéric Chopin’s Waltz No. 19 in A minor, B. 150, a waltz for solo piano. The piece was written sometime between 1847 and 1849 but was not published until 1860, after the composer’s death. This performance was recorded in Ibsenhuset, Skien, Norway, on May 14, 2023.

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Vivaldi: Four Seasons [Alexandra Conunova, Orchestre International de Genève]

Accompanied by the Orchestre International de Genève, the Moldovan violinist Alexandra Conunova performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni), a group of four violin concerti. This performance was recorded on August 2, 2015, at the Saint-Ursanne “Piano Festival”. Sound and Video: Eliyah Reichen for Beyond Groove Productions.

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Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead [Netherlands Philharmonic, Lorenzo Viotti]

Conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, a symphonic poem inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting, Isle of the Dead, which the composer saw in a black-and-white reproduction in Paris in 1907. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concerto on October 20, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte [Orchestre National de France, Dalia Stasevska]

Conducted by Dalia Stasevska, the Orchestre National de France performs Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), originally a work for solo piano by Maurice Ravel, written in 1899 while the French composer was studying at the Conservatoire de Paris under the French composer Gabriel Fauré.

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Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings [NDR Elbphilharmonie, Paavo Järvi]

Conducted by Paavo Järvi, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48. This performance was recorded on May 7, 2021, during the International Music Festival Hamburg, at the Elbphilharmonie.

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Pavarotti sings La Girometta [Sibella] at the Central Park in 1993

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings La Girometta, a charming Italian art song composed by Gabriele Sibella, during a concert at New York’s Central Park on June 28, 1993. New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leone Magiera. More than 500,000 listeners gathered for Pavarotti’s free performance on that day.

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 [Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker]

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Bernstein also conducts the orchestra. This performance was recorded on October 11, 1981, at the Wiener Musikverein.

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Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2 [Tiffany Poon]

Hong-Kong born pianist Tiffany Poon plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22. This performance was recorded during the 2023 Dresden Music Festival on June 17, 2023, at the Palais im Großen Garten (The Grand Garden Palace), Dresden, Germany.

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