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.
Russian conductor and pianist Mikhail Pletnev leads the Russian National Orchestra in performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's music.
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 17, 2020. On the program are Robert Schumann's Phantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op. 73.
An audio-visual concert guide to Bela Bartok's `Concerto for Orchestra'.
In a 2019 performance from the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, Hartmut Haenchen conducts the philharmonie zuidnederland for this performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. The German-born conductor, who became a Dutch citizen through naturalisation, was chief conductor at the Dutch National Opera...
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 ...
Taking the viewer on a journey through the life and work of the Brazilian classical music legend, Heitor Villa-Lobos. The composer, conductor, cellist, and classical guitarist was born in Rio de Janeiro, growing up in a time of social change.
German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi bundle their forces in a concert programme featuring works by Claude Debussy and César Franck, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 3, 2020.
In this exquisite 2016 concert from Moscow's Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Russian National Orchestra and star-pianist Boris Berezovsky are led by conductor Mikhail Pletnev in a performance of magnificent works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Having achieved incredible success with consistently sold-out concerts, the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival is renowned for its exceptional repertoire of performances by top soloists who otherwise seldom share a stage.
As part of a new collaboration with the famous composer Philip Glass, French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque perform the European premiere of Glass' Concerto for Two Pianos with the Orchestre de Paris.
Clarinettist Sharon Kam, soprano Jacquelyn Wagner and pianist Matan Porat bundle their forces in this recital from Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on May 11, 2020.
Piano Concerto No. Three in C minor, Op. 37. Featuring Anton Bruckner, Alfred Brendel, Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado.
Cameras follow the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra on its musical journey and capture interviews with the musicians.
Tabea Zimmermann on viola and Francesco Piemontesi on piano perform live at Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin, on 17 April 2020: Robert Schumann's Phantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op 73 and Max Reger's Suite No 1 in G minor, Op 131d.
Musical critics from North America, Europe, and Russia praise Nalchik-born pianist Misha Fomin for his subtlety of touch and phrasing. He graduated cum laude from the Gnessin's Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
For over two decades, the Berlin Philharmonic has celebrated its creation on May 1 with the annual Europakonzert, which in 2010 was held in Oxford. Led by Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra and the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who has attracted widespread attention for her passionate ye...
The six suites for violoncello solo by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are a pillar in this instrument's repertoire.
From the Opéra Royal de Liege, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Andris Nelsons starts off his official opening concert as principal conductor of the Gewandhausorchester with the world premiere of Steffen Schleiermacher's `Relief for Orchestra'. Baiba Skride features as soloist in Alban Berg's Violin Concerto.
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.
Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Strauss' Horn Concerto No 1. This work is one of the most popular and frequently performed horn concertos, written in the 19th century.
Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago chamber choir in a performance of JD Heinichen's Magnificat in A.