Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Itzhak Perlman)

Accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.

Bach – Air (Stokowski Philadelphia Orchestra)

Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra rendition of the second movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, commonly known as “Air on the G String” because of August Wilhelmj’s arrangement on the piece. Recorded in 1933. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski, one of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century.