Georg Christoph Biller conducts the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Thomanerchor in a performance of J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232). Recorded in the St. Thomas Church during the Leipzig Bachfest of 2000.
A prelude to the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018; over three concerts, the Huelgas Ensemble sings an entire alphabet of Burgundian composers, one for every letter.
Ran Feng (1991, China) performs in semi-final I of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017.
The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink closes the Berlin Philharmonic's Europakonzert at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Stravinsky's `Rite of Spring', which he wrote in 1913 for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The première caused a sensation and near-riot in the audience due to the avant-ga...
Bernhard Haitink conducts the Berlin Philharmonic and the Ernst Senff Choir in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 at the Berliner Philharmonie in 1992.
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.
The life and work of Franz Schubert, born in Vienna in 1797. For a composer of such joyful melody there is a sad side to his story.
Joanna MacGregor plays from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded in 2010 at the Palau Güell in Barcelona, Spain.
The shy and elusive Grigroy Sokolov is one of the greatest pianists. His performances leave critics and audiences speechless, like they don't quite believe what they have just experienced. In 2015, he played a beautiful recital with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schu...
In 2013, the Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu was appointed principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Lintu studied piano and cello at the Sibelius Academy and the Turku conservatorium in Sweden's southeast. He started conducting at the Sibelius Academy. His many concerts with the...
Leonard Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985, producing a unique musical document. This recording of the Fifth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was filmed at the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.
With his third harpsichord book, Couperin discovered his own unique voice. The old-fashioned suite has had its day, the ordre reaches its peak. Although the number of sections per ordre is restricted, a powerful atmospheric description provides character and coherence. This legendary publication ...
Performers rehearse their first interpretations of Carmen and her place in the early development of the recording industry and cinema.
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.
Alessandra Amara performs Chopin's complete Preludes, Op. 28. Chopin wrote the 24 preludes between 1835 and 1839, partly at Valldemossa, Mallorca, where he spent the winter of 1838-39 and where he had fled with George Sand to escape Paris.
Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn's most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper.
The Easter festival is an internationally renowned event among classical music lovers, traditionally opened in Moscow on Easter Sunday.
The illustrious Bologna conservatory has educated the world's greatest composers and musicians. Although Mozart was too young to study at the conservatory, he still took the entrance examination to prove his talent.
One of the most famous Austrian composers of the classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over 100 symphonies which gave him the title `Father of the Symphony', but he has also been a key figure in developing chamber music.