Claude-Bénigne Balbastre was a pupil of Claude Rameau in Dijon and rose to become organist of the Notre-Dame in Paris.
Evgeny Kissin enchants with a magnificent piano recital of works by Chopin, Schumann and Debussy at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. The Russian pianist's recitals are always a highlight of the Verbier festival. Always played to a full house, they are anticipate...
Olena Tokar (soprano) and Igor Grishin (piano) perform a lieder and piano program, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on March 30, 2020. The program opens with five songs by Pauline Viardot: `Two Roses', `On Georgia's Hills', `Evening Song'.
Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin with the New York Philharmonic.
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).
German violinist Veronika Eberle and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi meet in a concert program featuring works by Mozart and Schubert, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin.
René Pape sings and plays various roles that showcase the impressive versatility of his voice and the many facets of his personality.
Featuring highlights of the second semi-final from the Franz List Competition 2017.
Verdi's 1849 opera `Luisa Miller' opens the door to the realism.
Leonard Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985, producing a unique musical document. This recording of the Fifth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was filmed at the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.
Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a concert dedicated to the works of Russian composers at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, 2013. The programme features Mikhail Glinka's `Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla', Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's `Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major' (Op 23), and multiple wo...
One of the most famous Austrian composers of the classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over 100 symphonies which gave him the title `Father of the Symphony', but he has also been a key figure in developing chamber music.
Under the direction of Conrad van Alphen, the Sinfonia Rotterdam Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphony No. 45 at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague.
Canadian-Italian mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo (1994) performs 'Una voce poco fa' from Gioachino Rossini's opera Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'Must the winter come so soon?' from Samuel Barber's opera Vanessa, 'Cœur sans amour' from Jules Massenet's.
Canadian tenor Andrew Haji (1985) performs 'Ye people, rend your hearts… If with all your hearts' from Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah.
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.
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eímear Noone present interpretations of computer game music that spans the entire history of the genre.
Śniedź is a voice and electronics duo from Warsaw, Poland who combine extended vocal techniques with improvised, self-named glitchtronica. Singer, performer and sound artist, Aleksandra Klimczak frequently breaks boundaries between art genres through cooperating with young artists from different ...
Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn's most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper.
Soviet-born conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the Czech Philharmonic and London Voices in a concert recorded at the Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Prague in October 2018.
Although the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi applied unsuccessfully to study at the Milan Conservatory, this renowned college of music was eventually named after him. Today, the 'Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi' counts numerous successful musicians among its alumni: from Giacomo Puccini, Alfre...
Joanna MacGregor plays from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded in 2010 at the Palau Güell in Barcelona, Spain.