Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Brendel, Abbado)

Accompanied by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Austrian pianist, poet and author Alfred Brendel performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. Conductor: Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century.

Brahms – Piano concerto No. 2 (Pollini, Vienna Philharmonic, Abbado)

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), the Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. A beautiful interpretation which brings together three gems of the classical music: Pollini, a great classical pianist; Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors […]

Debussy – La Mer (Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado)

Conducted by Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (English: The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La mer (i.e. The Sea), an orchestral composition (L 109) by the French composer Claude Debussy. Recorded […]

Wagner – Lohengrin overture (Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado)

Conducted by Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs the overture of Lohengrin, WWV 75, a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by the German composer Richard Wagner. Recorded at the Lucerne Culture and Convention Center during the Lucerne Festival on […]

Teresa Berganza sings “Una voce poco fa”

One of the most closely associated opera singers with the roles of Rossini, the Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza sings the legitimate aria, “Una voce poco fa” (A voice a little while ago) of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa in two acts, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). Conductor: Claudio Abbado, director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Filmed […]

Mahler – Symphony No 4 (Abbado conducts Lucerne Festival Orchestra)

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G major. Mezzo-soprano: Magdalena Kožená. Live recording from the Lucerne Festival, August 2009.

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (Abbado)

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, the Orchestra Mozart performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments), a collection of six instrumental works, widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. From the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli, Reggio Emilia, 21 April […]

Schubert – Three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano (Fleming, Abbado)

American operatic soprano Renée Fleming sings three Songs for Orchestra and Soprano by Franz Schubert. Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. Live recording from the Lucerne Festival, 2005.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” (Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Claudio Abbado)

Conducted by Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) with Swedish Radio Choir and Eric Ericson Chamber Choir performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, also known as the “Choral”, the final symphony of the German composer. […]

Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Gustavo Dudamel – Concert of 2010 Lucerne Festival

Wiener Philharmoniker’s (The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) 2010 Lucerne Festival concert. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.