Philip the Good founds his Order of the Golden Fleece, which enables him to give form to and to maintain both his knightly ideals and his political relations.
One of the first Christmas carols ever written is `Salvatoris Hodie', which opens First Snow: the Christmas concert by the Brussels Philharmonic. Also featuring is a performance of two contemporary melodies penned by conductor Bo Holten.
Olivier Godin accompanies mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (USA, 1986) during the finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM).
Jeffrey Tate conducts the Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Paris Symphony No. 31 (K. 297).
By the 14th century, the Duchy of Burgundy had made Bruges its official residence. The city became a magnet for artists. The Gruuthuse manuscript, the oldest known collection of Middle Dutch songs, gives expression to the ebullient character of Bruges the metropolis. ClubMediéval juxtaposes these...
A performance of Jean Sibelius's acclaimed symphony, which he was commissioned to write by the Finnish government in honour of his 50th birthday in 1915.
Ester Hoppe, Christian Poltéra and Francesco Piemontesi perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was publ...
Sebastian Wybrew accompanies soprano Gemma Summerfield (UK, 1990) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM).
From the Teatro Real de Madrid: The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell (1659-1695), new version by Peter Sellars. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. The Indian Queen is a semi-opera, a genre in vogue in the late 17th century that combines theatre and dance.
Gidon Kremer's return to J S Bach's partitas. In this recording from 2006, Kremer once again takes on the greatest challenge for any violinist: Bach's magnificent Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (BWV 1001-1006).
The Zadig Trio was born when two childhood friends from France, Boris Borgolotto (violin), and Marc Girard Garcia (cello), joined musical forces with American pianist Ian Barber. Today, they have received several international prizes at competitions in France, Italy, Austria and the USA.
Benjamin Britten attends school at Gresham and transforms into a steely young man. Exploring how Britten's life-long pacifism influenced his life and music.
Alain Altinoglu conducts the Philharmonia Zürich, Zusatzchor Opernhaus Zürich and SoprAlti der Oper Zürich in a performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera in five acts to the French libretto from Maurice Maeterlinck's play.
Pietro Tagliaferri (clarinet) and Francesco Attesti (piano) play a suite with film music (C'era una volta il West - Mission - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) by Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.
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.
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the 2016 edition of the Europakonzert. This time, it takes place at the beautiful Baroque church of Røros.
The lives and work of Papa Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship.
On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello).