A portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky, whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade, sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying po...
The Early Music Festival favourite Olga Pashchenko is at the fortepiano and the harpsichord; juxtaposing Baroque and neo-Baroque.
Yonghwan Jeong (1991, South Korea) performs Poetic and Religious Harmonies, No. 7 Funeral, S173/7 and Paganini's Great Studies, S141 during semi-final I of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2017.
The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff'...
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.
In this splendid 2013 concert from the Church of Verbier, Switzerland, Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Chinese pianist Yuja Wang join forces to interpret three sonatas by Johannes Brahms. Leonidas Kavakos rose to fame in 1985, when he became the youngest musician to ever win the first price ...
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and acclaimed Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky are conducted by Konstantin Khvatynets in an interpretation of works by Rachmaninov and George Gershwin from Moscow's Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
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.
András Schiff is one of the world's most distinguished pianists, breathing life into pieces with sheer magic. Schiff, a guardian of almost-forgotten ideals of piano playing, is more than a great pianist.
Few premieres will have been as troublesome as that of Igor Stravinsky's ballet `Le Sacre du Printemps'. The ballet, written for Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, tells the story of a young girl that literally has to dance herself to death as a sacrifice to t...
Peter Dugan accompanies baritone John Brancy (USA, 1988) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen (D 698) and Erlkönig (D 328) by Schubert, Auf einer Burg, Op 39/7 by Schu...
A celebration on St Patricks day.
Featuring highlights of the second semi-final from the Franz List Competition 2017.
Mendelssohn's `Violin Concerto' with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, conductor Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna Perm at the Musikfest Bremen 2015.
During his stay in Mannheim, from 1777 to 1778, Mozart made several decisive encounters for his musical development. He discovered the Mannheim Orchestra and his school of composition, which have had a significant influence on his work.
In days of yore we're in the square in front of Beijing's Forbidden City. Princess Turandot announces that anyone wishing to marry her must answer three riddles correctly. It's all or nothing for her suitors: failure equals death.
In this splendid 2013 concert from the Church of Verbier, Switzerland, Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Chinese pianist Yuja Wang join forces to interpret three sonatas by Johannes Brahms. Leonidas Kavakos rose to fame in 1985, when he became the youngest musician to ever win the first prize ...
After performances at the famous `Stars of the White Nights' Festival held in St. Petersburg and the 1991 - 92 festival dedicated to Prokofiev, this outstanding new staging of `Betrothal in a Monastery' was recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Conrad van Alphen conducts the Sinfonia Rotterdam in works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Beethoven and Fauré.
A portrayal of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its eventful history against the backdrop of Israel and the holocaust and a celebration of its 75th anniversary.
Julien LeBlanc accompanies soprano Axelle Fanyo (France, 1989) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM).