Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio [Kozhukhin, Jansen, Maisky]

Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), and Mischa Maisky (cello) perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. Recorded on July 1, 2021, during the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht in TivoliVredenburg.

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Kern/Harbach: Yesterdays from Roberta [Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano]

Accompanied by the English-Italian conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Yesterdays, a 1933 song about nostalgia composed by Jerome Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) with lyrics by Otto Harbach (August 18, 1873 – January 24, 1963). The song was written for Roberta, a musical based on the novel “Gowns by Roberta” by Alice Duer Miller.

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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto [Maxim Vengerov]

Accompanied by the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the greatest violinists in the world, Maxim Vengerov performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Recorded at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica Roma on March 12, 2021.

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Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Anna Fedorova]

Accompanied by the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, a concertante work that was written for piano and orchestra, closely resembling a piano concerto, all in a single movement. Conductor: Gerard Oskamp. Recorded on March 11, 2018, during The Sunday Morning Concert in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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Gautier Capuçon plays “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz

Accompanied by the Orchestre National de Bretagne, French cellist Gautier Capuçon plays “Over the Rainbow” from Harold Arlen’s score to the 1939 American musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz. Capucon is surrounded by the natural and historical beauty of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France in this beautiful video by Electron Libre Productions. Capucon’s last album, “Sensations” features Jérôme Ducros as pianist and arranger, the Orchestre National de Bretagne, and conductor Johanna Malangré.

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 [Tomás Alegre, András Schiff]

Accompanied by the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, Argentine/Italian concert pianist Tomás Alegre performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453. Conductor: the famous Hungarian-born British classical pianist and conductor Sir András Schiff. This performance was recorded at the Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid on June 23, 2022, and chaired by Queen Sofía of Spain.

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Kreisler: Liebesleid [Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano]

Accompanied by the English-Italian conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano on piano, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Liebesleid (English: Love’s Sorrow), one of the three pieces of Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (Old Viennese Melodies in German) composed by the Austrian-born American violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962).

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La Traviata: “Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici” [Damrau, Flórez at Metropolitan Opera]

German soprano Diana Damrau, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and the Met Chorus sing “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (English: “Let’s drink from the joyful cups”), a famous duet with a chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, an 1853 opera in three acts. It is one of the best-known opera songs. Production: Michael Mayer. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Recorded on December 18, 2015.

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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Gewandhaus Quartet with Steffen Adelmann [double bass] [2005 recording]

Gewandhaus Quartet and contrabassist Steffen Adelmann perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (also known as the Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525. The German title of the piece literally means “a little night music”. Composed in 1787, it is one of the most emblematic pieces of classical music. Recorded in 2005 in the stunning surroundings of the Rammenau Baroque Castle, e only fully preserved manor in Saxony.

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