French conductor Hervé Niquet leads the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel, which he founded in 1987, for a concert at the medieval Basilique Saint-Sauveur on the stage of the fifteenth edition of Festival de Rocamadour.
The organ plays a central role in this majestic concert, which opens with `Three Motets' by Thierry Escaich, followed by Maurice Duruflé's `Requiem', before ending with a work by Francis Poulenc.
The trio composed of Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet), Elisa Eleonora Papandrea (violin) and Monaldo Braconi (piano) performs regularly in Italy's concert halls and abroad.
A look at the Legacy of Farinelli' and following the history of castrato in choral music: male singers who were castrated at a young age in order to preserve their high vocal range.
Antoinette Lohmann and Jörn Boysen perform a number of rarely performed works from the archives of the Italian musical family Di Martinelli and the Kroměříž collection, including Kindermann, Fischer, and Baal.
The solo dance of Stravinsky's `Sacre du printemps' can be interpreted as a bleak, oppressive dance about his own life. The ballet is one of the late works by Uwe Scholz, one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century.
Italian pianist Riccardo Schwartz performs Beethoven's `Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 7'.
Mikhail Pletnev leads the Russian National Orchestra in a performance of Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto No 1 with Lucas Debargue as the soloist: recorded at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow as part of the Ninth RNO Grand Festival.
From the Teatro Real de Madrid: The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell (1659-1695), new version by Peter Sellars. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. The Indian Queen is a semi-opera, a genre in vogue in the late 17th century that combines theatre and dance.
With virtuosic flair and an eagerness to expand the repertoire, a new generation of pianists has revitalised the instrument's appeal. In addition to the usual classics, they perform formerly scorned works or discover neglected composers.
Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 in A-minor, Op 77. Soloist is violinist Fumiaki Miura.
Behind-the-scenes of the Teatro Regio Torino and bearing witness to the enviable reputation that has prevailed since its opening in 1740. It is both a symbol of excellence and a prestigious stage hosting operas, ballets, concerts, and musicals.
Hervé Niquet conducts the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir in a stage production of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera Persée in Toronto. Among the soloists are Olivier Laquerre, Stephanie Novacek, Monica Whicher, Marie Lenormand, Alain Coulombe, and Curtis Sullivan.
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Czech Philharmonic in this concert program featuring works by Antonín Dvořák and Gustav Mahler, recorded at the Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Prague on March 1, 2019.
The Belgian composer André Ernest Modeste Grétry composed his version of Guillaume Tell. This opéra comique in three acts is performed at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, in Liège, under the baton of Claudio Scimone. Soloists are Marc Laho, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Lionel Lhote, Liesbeth Devos, and Pat...
Due to the occasionally grim atmosphere of this composition by Gustav Mahler, and his use of Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata 'Les Adieux', it has been suggested that his 'Ninth Symphony' was composed as a musical farewell.
Frank Scheffer presents an intimate portrait of John Cage, one of the 20th century's best composers. From 1982 to 1992, Scheffer worked with Cage on numerous occasions, which resulted in unique archives of historical audio-visual material.
For over two decades, the Berlin Philharmonic has celebrated its creation on 1 May with the annual Europakonzert, which in 2010 was held in Oxford. Daniel Barenboim conducts a program including Johannes Brahms' `Symphony No. 1'.
Bulgarian tenor Mihail Mihaylov (1987) performs 'Una furtiva lagrima' from Gaetano Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore and more during the semi-finals of the Concours musical international de Montréal, 2018.