A festive concert from the Gethsemanekirche in Berlin marks the 60th anniversary of the RIAS Kammerchor. Under the baton of a new chief conductor, the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 and Daniel Nelson's `Steampunk Blizzard', composed in 2016.
Quarteto Radamés Gnattali performs Heitor Villa-Lobos's String Quartet No 11 at the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janiero, Brasil. The ensemble was founded in 2006 and consists of Carla Rincón and Francisco Roa.
Originally, Arnold Schönberg intended to turn his `Pelléas und Melisande' into an opera, but quite early on he decided it was to be a purely instrumental piece. The composer thought the piece would turn out better when unrestricted by lyrics. The composition's subject came from a hint Richard Str...
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.
German baritone Dietrich Henschel and pianist Arno Waschk bundle their forces in a Lieder program featuring compositions by Hugo Wolf, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Liszt, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 10, 2020.
Conrad van Alphen conducts Sinfonia Rotterdam in a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' (1835-1921) Symphony No 3, Op 78. Geert Bierling stars as soloist on the organ of De Doelen. It was recorded on October 20th, 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Tabea Zimmermann and Francesco Piemontesi perform Schumann's Phantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op 73 at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 17, 2020.
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.
Roberto Prosseda performs Mozart's Piano Sonata No 5 (KV 283) and Four Impromptus Op 90 by Franz Schubert. The performance ends with Chopin's technically demanding Ballade No 4, Op 52.
Ádám Fisher conducts the orchestra and choir of La Monnaie in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's (1841-1904) Rusalka, a fairytale opera in three acts. Rusalka is the composer's ninth opera and still one of the cornerstones of Czech opera houses.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; conductor: Fabio Luisi. Recorded at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
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 Quarteto Radamés Gnattali performs Heitor Villa-Lobos' String Quartet No 15. The quartet, existing of Carla Rincón, Francisco Roa, Fernando Thebaldi, and Hugo Pilger, was founded in 2006.
South Korean tenor Konstantin Lee (1988) performs 'Ah! Lève-toi, Soleil!' from Charles Gounod's opera Roméo et Juliette, 'È la solita storia del pastore' from Francesco Cilea's L'Arlesiana, and 'Lunge da lei.
This exclusive live concert production presents a unique selection of movie classics - from Sergio Leone's iconic Spaghetti Westerns to modern mafia masterpieces by Francis Ford Coppola and the cult movies of Tarantino.
Between March and May 2020, Schinkel Pavillon Berlin opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for a concert series in isolation titled Concerts in Quarantine. As part of the series, pianist Severin von Eckardstein performs.
Founded under Louis XIV, the Dance School of the Paris Opera celebrates its 300th birthday with a 2013 celebration held at the Opéra national de Paris.
Conrad van Alphen conducts Sinfonia Rotterdam in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, recorded at the Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague, in 2020.
Johann Sebastian Bach probably wrote this set of six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord during his time as chapel master in Köthen. Presumably, he wrote these sonatas for Prince Leopold and later adapted them for further use in Leipzig.
Sir John Falstaff leads a dissipated life. Permanently penniless, he sends the same love letter to Frau Fluth and Frau Reich, two rich bourgeois women. Seeing through the ruse, their only amusement comes at the expense of the inept suitor.
The Soviet-born conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the Czech Philharmonic in a concert programme dedicated to all Czech composers, recorded at the Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Prague in 2018.
Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this powerful performance taken from the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Denmark's national composer, Carl Nielsen. Alongside Nielsen's inscrutably ironic Symphony No. 6, this performance features world-renowned French pianist Lise ...
Baritone John Brancy performs `It is enough! O Lord, now take away my life' from Mendelssohn's oratorio `Elijah', `Uzhel' ta samaya Tatyana' from Tchaikovsky's `Yevgeny Onegin', and `Look! Through the port' from Benjamin Britten's `Billy Budd'.