This live from performance from 2017 marks Fabio Luisi's very first concert with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen. Beethoven's fantastic Eroica symphony is a milestone in classical music, and with Stravinsky's mighty Symphony of Psalms and Strauss' virtuosic D...
French conductor Hervé Niquet leads the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel, which he founded in 1987, for a concert at the medieval Basilique Saint-Sauveur on the stage of the fifteenth edition of Festival de Rocamadour.
Krzysztof Książek performs J S Bach's `Prelude and Fugue' in B minor, BWV 869, Karol Szymanowski's Mazurkas, Op 50 (Nos 1 to 4), and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Études-Tableaux, Op 33, during the semi-finals.
This is a review of what television brought to musical life over the years, from formats such as "Last Night of the Proms" or the New Year's Concert to building priceless archives with Stravinsky conducting his own Firebird.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is accompanied by the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto. Including Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, as well as two of Montero's own works: the Latin Concerto.
From the Virgin Mary to Joan of Arc and Christine de Pisan: in this programme medieval woman appears in all her guises in music by Baude Cordier, Gilles Binchois and Johannes Ghiselin, among others.
A film about the Mozart effect; the power of Mozart's music to fight disease and increase the mental ability of listeners.
A sparkling performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's famous `Piano Concerto No 1' by the incredible piano virtuoso Russian Daniil Trifonov, with Kent Nagano conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, pianist Daniel Barenboim rounds off a cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven piano concertos. Recorded live at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, a performance reflecting both an individual and unusual reading.
Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago chamber choir in a performance of Christoph Graupner's (1683-1760) cantata Magnificat anima mea.
A unique production of Carl Maria von Weber's `Der Freischütz' celebrating the 200th anniversary of both the piece and the Konzerthaus Berlin. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin.
Recorded on 27 January 2006 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday - in the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg during the Salzburg Mozart Week. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
Dedicated to music of Italian composers and performed by Italian musicians on Italian instruments. Covering four centuries of music: from Girolamo Frescobaldi and Antonio Vivaldi to more contemporary music by Ennio Morricone and Azio Corghi.
Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis leads his ensemble MusicAeterna alongside Austrian-Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in a performance showcasing young, accomplished and energetic musicians. For this concert, they went searching for a new definition of the meaning of the word beauty. Th...
Emmanuel Krivine leads the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104, featuring Aleksandr Khramouchin as the soloist. The Cello Concerto is one of the most-performed works in its genre.
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.
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.
Sir Mark Elder conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this performance of Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila. The source of this popular opera is a single chapter in the biblical Book of Judges: Samson, a pre-monarchic leader of the ancient Israelites, fights valiantly against the Philistines, enemies of ...
Piano soloist Boris Berezovsky is accompanied by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Sladkovsky in a performance of Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no One, Op One.
`King Arthur' is about the two kings Arthur and Oswald, who are both after the Holy Grail. In the famous stammer aria, the aloof Oswald melts for the fair Grail keeper Emmeline. When she breaks him the news that her heart belongs to King Arthur, Oswald decides to kidnap her. The competing Kings' ...
During the years when Bach was in the service of the courts of Prince Leopold in Köthen, he had his own orchestra and was contracted to compose a great deal of instrumental music.
This documentary by Christoph Keller follows various participants and teachers participating in the International Summer Piano Academy.
Andris Nelsons's 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.
Soprano Jacquelyn Wagner and pianist Zlata Chochieva performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on May 8, 2020. On the program are Richard Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91 and Elegy for piano..