Soloist Aleksander Madzar and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Andre Previn join forces in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, KV 595, recorded at Vienna's Schönbrunn palace.
It's New Year's Day 1791 and Joseph Haydn is visiting London for the first time in his life. It is in the British capital where Haydn witnesses several performances of Handel oratorios. This inspires him to give his musical vision of God's creation.
Dimitri Malignan performs J S Bach's Capriccio, Johannes Brahms's Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op 9, and a selection of Preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff: Preludes No 5, 6, 8.
A look at the composer, conductor, cellist, and classical guitarist Heitor Villa-Lobos, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1887. Featuring his piece, `Music for Cello and Piano V'.
Pianist Maurizio Baglini performs pieces including Pietro Domenico Paradisi's Sonata No 6, a selection of Franz Liszt's `Grandes Etudes d'après Nicolò Paganini', Paolo Fazioli's `Laendler', and Azio Corghi's `Chansons d'élite'.
Simon Rattle conducts as the Berlin Philharmonic perform Rachmaninoff's `Symphony No. 2, Op. 27'.
Flautist Ana de la Vega and oboist Ramón Ortega Quero performed at the Palais Lichtenau in the German city of Potsdam on 9 April 2020 without an audience because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 ...
This Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 1 BWV 1014 is the first of the set of sonatas Johann Sebastian Bach composed before 1725, probably during his time as chapel master in Köthen.
Manfred Honeck conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms' Tragic Overture, Op 81 during the Easter concert in Baden-Baden in south-western Germany in the spring of 2016.
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 legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz won his first praise on his interpretation of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto from the composer himself. When Rachmaninoff heard the young Kiev-born pianist play his work shortly after Horowitz's arrival in New York in 1928, he exclaimed: "he swallowed ...
French pianist Anne Queffélec performs Ludwig van Beethoven's `Piano Sonata No 1' in F minor, Op 2/1, `Piano Sonata No 14' in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasia, Op 27, No 2 and `Piano Sonata No 32' in C minor, Op 11.
New generation Chinese pianists, Chen Xue-Hong, Zhang Cheng, Chen Yunjie and Chen Sa make their joint Paris debut in a unique concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to showcase their talent.
Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Berliner Philharmoniker perform the `Violin Concerto', Opus 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. Beethoven dedicated his violin concerto to his colleague Franz Clement.
On 19 August 2000, the Teatro Colón was filled to the brim with spectators longing to hear Daniel Barenboim play the piano. Barenboim, who is currently best known as a conductor, started his career half a century ago.
Ayumu Yamanaka (1988, Japan) performs selection from Poetic and Religious Harmonies in semi-final I of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017.
Emmanuelle Haim conducts Le Concert d'Astrée in a rendition of G. F. Handel's two-part oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.
The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berlin Philharmonic's summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. Here, Camille Saint-Saëns' `Intro ...
The opera `Mariken in the Garden of Earthly Delights', to music by Calliope Tsoupaki, is based on the miracle play `Mariken van Nieumeghen'. In this opera, a look at the curious but vulnerable Mariken on a journey through a dark world.
The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez leads the orchestra and choirs of the Berlin State Opera and the orchestra of the Staatskapelle Berlin in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 2.
René Pape sings and plays various roles that showcase the impressive versatility of his voice and the many facets of his personality.
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmonic during the 2008 edition of the Europakonzert, held in the renowned hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. The first edition of the Europakonzert was in 1991, and since then, the founding of the Berlin Philharmonic on 1 May 1882 is annua...
Baritone Thomas Hampson and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen under the direction of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). This 1990 concert was filmed in the great hall of Vienna's legendary Musikverein. This cycle is composed of four songs, whose...