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Murray Perahia has often been described as an aristocrat of the piano, and with good reason. There is, however, nothing exclusive or intellectual, let alone academic, about his playing. His commanding vision, like his supremely polished virtuosity,…
Length
41 mins
Prog. No.
8543
Arthur Rubinstein's charismatic personality and unique ability to connect with an audience made each of his concert appearances an event. Surprisingly, the vast majority of his recorded output - whether on record or film - was made in the recording…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
8536
For its 15th anniversary, the Verbier Festival has once again brought together the most prestigious artists in classical music. This series of TV programmes presents the very best of the 28 concerts.
Length
42 mins
Prog. No.
7818
In 2014, Denis Matsuev gave a concert with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Zoltán Kocsis. Together, they performed Liszt‘s Piano Concert No. 2 and his Totentanz, as well as Shchedrin‘s Elégie pour piano seul.
Length
34 mins
Prog. No.
7542
Today’s Classic Archive pays homage to Victoria de los Angeles who, along with Teresa Berganza and Montserrat Caballe, was one of the great Spanish divas of the past century. The selection we have chosen gives a sense of the range of her talent, from…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7494
Today’s Classic Archive affords us the opportunity to rediscover two of the loveliest British voices of the last century. First of all, tenor Peter Pears, whose name is indelibly linked to that of Benjamin Britten. The collaboration between the two…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7493
Pierre Boulez turned 75 on March 26, 2000. Here we see him conducting his most recent work, “Sur Incises”, at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.
Length
38 mins
Prog. No.
7375
Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducts the Symphony Capella Orchestra of Russia with Viktoria Postnikova at the piano for a rare performance of “Dead Souls”, a work composed by Schnittke for the cinema. This piece is followed by a cantata by Prokofiev…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
7327
Famous music filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon devoted a whole cycle of concert films to David Oistrakhs musical legacy. He collected recordings from all over the world with him as a soloist with an orchestra and as a chamber musician. The concerts were…
Length
37 mins
Prog. No.
7315
Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite. "Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
6794