Filmed at the historic Down Cathedral in Downpatrick. The concert merges sacred music, traditional Irish instruments and music from the Irish diaspora, with choirs from as far as Santa Barbara and also local Irish musicians.
Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Carl Orff's rousing and popular choral work Carmina Burana. With soloists Sally Matthews, Lawrence Brownlee and Christian Gerhaher.
Maurizio Pollini and the Lucerne Festival play under the baton of maestro Claudio Abbado. At the yearly Lucerne Festival in Switzerland they perform the beautiful Piano Concerto No 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This Piano Concerto was composed between 1805 and 1806 and Beethoven himself played the s...
Italian pianist Riccardo Schwartz was born in Milan in 1986, and completed his studies at the Conservatorio of Milan as a student of acclaimed musicians such as Riccardo Risaliti, Leonardo Leonardi, and Annibale Rebaudengo. He graduated with Honourable Mention and continued his piano studies at t...
Music publisher Anton Diabelli spent most of 1819 collecting money to help families that had lost their sons or fathers in the wars. He wrote a theme, hoping 51 composers would be willing to write variations to, with the intention of publishing.
Pedro Burmester and Mário Laginha, piano, play 'Le Grand Tango' by Astor Piazzolla, Ballad No 1 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin, 'Prélude à l'aples-midi d'un faune' by Claude Debussy and `La Valse by Maurice Ravel.
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 opera `La Cenerentola' by Gioachino Rossini, with a libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, was first performed in February 1816 following the success of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Beethoven's last three sonatas explore the intimate meanders of the human soul, from despair to transfiguration. At the time of their composition, Beethoven was already locked in himself by his deafness. This deeply affected his relationships with others and the world. This psychological framewor...
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...
Sergey Belyavskiy performs at the semifinals at the Liszt Piano Competition.
One of the most famous Austrian composers of the Classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over a hundred symphonies which gave him the title 'Father of the Symphony', but he has also been a key figure in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. Haydn is stil...
English conductor Wayne Marshall oversees the Orchestre national d'u206'5fle-de-France in a special concert celebrating classical music in film. From Salle Pleyel, Paris, December 2014.
The Manzuoli style of virtuoso singing, the Italian school of composition, and the pianoforte had a profound impact on Mozart' s creativity.
The Ensemble HOPE is dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary music. As well as exploring new forms of electro-acoustic technology, it integrates written musical tradition, improvisation and an adapted classical repertoire.
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.
Over the course of 19 days, the best youth orchestras in the world led by great conductors, and flanked by virtuoso soloists, guaranteed exciting and inspiring concert performances at the Young Euro Classical 2017.
A film about the Mozart effect; the power of Mozart's music to fight disease and increase the mental ability of listeners.
The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Jorge Gaona Ros (clarinet), Ksenia Kouzmenko (piano) and René Geesing (cello) plays Von Zemlinsky's Klarinet Trio, Op 3. It was recorded in Concordia, Enschede, on February 18, 2018.