Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin, 1962)

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Sir Colin Davis. This 1962 filmed performance is a treasure of classical music, and was a specially recorded performance at BBC TV Center for […]

Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (Bernstein, London Symphony Orchestra)

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, the London Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, known as the “Resurrection Symphony”. Edinburgh Festival Chorus with soloists – soprano: Sheila Armstrong, mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker. Edinburgh Festival, 1974.

Elgar – Cello Concerto (Jacqueline du Pré)

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, regarded as one of the most talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century, Jacqueline du Pré performs Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli. Du Pré’s interpretation of the work has been described as “definitive” and “legendary”.

Arthur Rubinstein – Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein plays the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, by Edvard Grieg. Conductor: André Previn. Recorded in April 1975 at London’s Fairfield Hall.

Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet (London Symphony & Gergiev)

The London Symphony Orchestra plays Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, an Overture-Fantasy style orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2007.

Ravel – Boléro (London Symphony Orchestra & Gergiev)

One of the premier orchestras in the world, the London Symphony Orchestra plays Maurice Ravel’s most famous musical composition, “Boléro”, the one-movement orchestral piece originally composed as a ballet. Conductor: Valery Gergiev, the Russian conductor and opera company director.

Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: André Previn)

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time, the Polish American classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: André Previn.