Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago chamber choir in a performance of JD Heinichen's Magnificat in A.
Conductor Paul Van Nevel and his vocal ensemble, Huelgas Ensemble, present the ideal Christmas program, consisting of an atmospheric musical selection of 14th to 19th-century compositions.
Vilde Frang, Tabea Zimmermann and conductor/pianist András Schiff team up for a concert at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. András Schiff's versatile artistry excels both as pianist and conductor.
Quarteto Radamés Gnattali performs Heitor Villa-Lobos's String Quartet No 7 at the Palácio do Catete in Rio de Janiero, Brasil.The ensemble was founded in 2006, specialises in Brazilian music and focuses on educational activities.
Olivier Latry, current holder of the Great Organ of Notre Dame, plays Pierre Cochereau's Boléro, Louis Vierne's Carillon of Westminster and Scherzo.
Anton Bruckner's Symphony No 9 can be seen as a farewell to life. Even as Bruckner began working on it in 1887, his health had begun to fail. He expressed the hope that God would grant him enough time to complete it, and worked on it assiduously over the next years. However, by late 1894 he had c...
Between March and May 2020, Schinkel Pavillon Berlin opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for a concert series in isolation. As part of this series, Israeli pianist Iddo Bar-Shaï performs several excerpts from François Couperin.
In Italy, a very exclusive club exists that comprises of only 27 members, each of whom is named after one of Verdi's operas. The club will not accept any more than 27 members, but a little boy strives to become one of them. Little Giacomo has absorbed everything Verdi and he is ready to take the ...
Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 3 BWV 1016 belongs to a group of sonatas composed before 1975, probably during the composer's tenure as Kapellmeister at Köthen.
Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis leads his ensemble MusicAeterna alongside Austrian-Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in a performance showcasing young, accomplished and energetic musicians. For this concert, they went searching for a new definition of the meaning of the word beauty. Th...
After more than thirty years at the top Ensemble Daedalus is saying goodbye to the concert stage. That demands a fitting farewell. Roberto Festa sought and found music that mirrors his journey over three decades. With Italian carnival songs and morescas by Renaissance composers such as Barbetta, ...
Iván Fischer conducts Daniel Hope and the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin in a tribute performance to violinist Yehudi Menuhin, on the occasion of his centenary.
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'.
This 2016 concert at Chambord Castle in France under the direction of Hervé Niquet features 70 musicians that gave a spectacular performance of Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
The great clarinettist Paolo Beltramini plays a program of solo pieces for clarinet on Stingray Brava.
An audio-visual concert guide to Bela Bartok's `Concerto for Orchestra'.
Claude Debussy's symphonic sketches for orchestra known collectively as `La Mer' evoke a richly varied vision of the sea.
Christine Lim performs Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47, during the finals of the 2019 Violin Edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal competition in Canada.
Karl Jenkins' `The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace' will be performed in New York today as part of a series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This performance was recorded at Cardiff's St David's Hall as part of the composer's 60th birthday celebrations. Conducted by the com...
The Boy with the Wig: Kids on Mozart explores children's fascination with the composer. The 30-minute film features boys and girls aged between eight and eleven recounting his life through humour and serious interpretations of Mozart's biography.
A UK-based contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass; recorded at Classical:NEXT 2019 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
`King Arthur' is about the two kings Arthur and Oswald, who are both after the Holy Grail. In the famous stammer aria, the aloof Oswald melts for the fair Grail keeper Emmeline. When she breaks him the news that her heart belongs to King Arthur, Oswald decides to kidnap her. The competing Kings' ...
Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in modern music. In this performance by the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Boulez displays his masterful understanding of 20th century music as he traces the revolutionary harmonic development of musical modernism in thre...
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding and its eventful history against the backdrop of Israel and the Holocaust.
The Vienna Philharmonic performs `Symphony No 7' in A major, op 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. This 1979 concert was filmed in the great hall of Vienna's legendary Musikverein.
Over the course of eleven days in August 2020, the French town of Rocamadour hosted the fifteenth edition of Festival de Rocamadour, a music festival dedicated to sacred music from the classical, baroque, and romantic periods.