Debussy's `La Mer' evokes a richly varied vision of the sea. The first part calls up a morning and afternoon at sea, the second echoes the play of the waves, and the third and final part conjures the communing voices of wind and waves.
Documentary following the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been a staple of the international musical universe since 1972. Whether playing classical, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, they invariably captivate audiences.
Ester Hoppe, Christian Poltéra and Francesco Piemontesi perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was publ...
Lars Vogt is the soloist in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's `Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15'. The Orchestre de Paris is conducted by Herbert Blomstedt and recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris in 2013. Beethoven composed the work in 1795. Although it is listed as his first concerto, it was wr...
Patrick Debrabandere leads the Vox Mago choir in a performance of George Frideric Handel's `The Dettingen Te Deum'.
Artists from all over the world contribute their favourite Love Songs to an unusual event uniting classical, jazz and world music. The concert targets a wide audience, aiming to create a grand open-air atmosphere that music lovers will remember.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs some of the greatest works in the piano repertoire at Berghain in Berlin in 2010. The concert program includes the first movement of Piano Sonata No 23, opus 57, called Beethoven's Appassionata.
Pietro Tagliaferri (clarinet) and Francesco Attesti (piano) play a suite with film music (C'era una volta il West - Mission - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) by Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.
From the Virgin Mary to Joan of Arc and Christine de Pisan: in this programme medieval woman appears in all her guises in music by Baude Cordier, Gilles Binchois and Johannes Ghiselin, among others.
The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Eeva Koskinen (violin), René Geesing (cello) and Ingo Lulofs (piano) play Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque Nr 1 and the Finale of Dvořák's Piano Trio No3, Op 65.
The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra delivers a program entirely devoted to Mozart at the Konzerthaus in Berlin under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen. In reduced form, the ensemble brings to life the many characteristics of the music.
Olivier Latry, current holder of the Great Organ of Notre Dame, plays Pierre Cochereau's Boléro, Louis Vierne's Carillon of Westminster and Scherzo.
Conductor Paolo Arrivabeni leads the Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opéra Royal de Wallonie in this performance of Aida. With 56 operas to his credit, this was his first time to conduct Aida, although it is one of the most often performed operas around the world. Celebrated by both the public and crit...
Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W A Mozart's Prague Symphony No 38 (K 504).
`Così fan tutte' not only boasts the most beautiful music Mozart ever wrote for an opera, but it's also the most perfect ensemble opera ever. Apart from its wonderful arias, the opera contains a range of brilliant duets, terzets, and quartets. The ever-present tension between man and woman, betwe...
Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, piano star Lang Lang and the Berliner Philharmoniker perform Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and works by Rachmaninov.
When Austria's Emperor, Leopold II, went to the congress city of Frankfurt to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1790, Mozart hoped to be honoured with a commission for a coronation work.
Peter Dugan accompanies baritone John Brancy (USA, 1988) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen (D 698) and Erlkönig (D 328) by Schubert, Auf einer Burg, Op 39/7 by Schu...