Videos

  • Patagonia Express
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    Claudio and Oscar Bohórquez and Gustavo Beytelmann play Piazzolla

    2021-02-25T11:00:00Z

    To mark the 100th centenary of the Argentinian tango legend, Astor Piazzolla, brothers Claudio and Oscar Bohórquez are releasing an album together with Piazzolla’s contemporary and ensemble colleague Gustavo Beytelmann – Piazzolla: Patagonia Express – on the Berlin Classics label. In this video, they play one of the featured ...

  • Alexander Hersh
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    Alexander Hersh plays the serenade from Debussy’s Sonata for Piano and Cello

    2021-02-23T13:49:00Z

    In this video - the second in a series fusing music and narrative - cellist Alexander Hersh plays the serenade from Debussy’s Cello and Piano with pianist Victor Asunción. Hersh says: ‘With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve come to regard beautifully conceived and filmed classical music videos as ...

  • Nicholas Gold
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    Cellist Nicholas Gold plays The Swan in the snow

    2021-02-22T11:24:00Z

    In the video, the American cellist Nicholas Gold plays Saint-Saëns’s The Swan in the snow. Gold says: ‘my friend convinced me to go outside and play the cello in this rare snow storm in Nashville, TN. You can obviously hear the cello pegs fall and I said ...

  • Alexander Hersh
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    Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano: a film fusing music and narrative

    2021-02-19T13:07:00Z

    In this video - the first in a series fusing music and narrative - cellist Alexander Hersh plays Debussy’s Cello and Piano with pianist Victor Asunción. Hersh says: ‘With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve come to regard beautifully conceived and filmed classical music videos as an existential imperative ...

  • Viktoria Mullova
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    Viktoria Mullova plays Mozart in 1989

    2021-02-18T13:33:00Z

    In this video the Soviet-born violinist Viktoria Mullova plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 with Das Württembergische Kammerorchester Heilbronn under Jörg Faerber in 1989 - just a few years after escaping from the Soviet Union at the age of 23. Watch: Viktoria Mullova plerforms Bach Violin Concertos ...

  • AnneSophie14
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    Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Mendelssohn aged 14

    2021-02-17T08:55:00Z

    Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Gerd Albrecht in 1978 at the age of 14. Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter on Herbert von Karajan and John Williams Read: ‘Extremes of constant vibrato or none at all do not solve musical problems,’ says violinist Anne-Sophie ...

  • Dan Flanagan
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    Dan Flanagan plays Shadow Breaking: a piece inspired by a painting

    2021-02-16T12:26:00Z

    In this video, violinist Dan Flangan plays Shadow Breaking, a new piece by Nathaniel Stookey. It’s part of a lockdown project for Flanagan, who has commissioned 16 composers to write solo violin pieces for him, each inspired by a painting in the violinist’s collection. The composers include Libby ...

  • Chinese New Year
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    Musical Postcard: Lunar New Year

    2021-02-15T12:06:00Z

    A musical postcard from violist Hsin-Yun Huang to celebrate Chinese New Year. Music: Bloch Suite 1919 Dancer: Su-Chen Cuff Viola: Hsin-Yun Huang Piano: Lucas Amory   Read: Why we should all be violists

  • Schoenberg Phantasy
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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Joonas Ahonen play Schoenberg

    2021-02-12T15:22:00Z

    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Joonas Ahonen play Schoenberg’s Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Op.47 in August 2020 as part of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.   Read: ‘Now I am completely mad’ – Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire

  • The Black Mirror
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    The Lysander Piano Trio plays Jakub Ciupinski’s Black Mirror

    2021-02-12T11:00:00Z

    In this music video, the Lysander Piano Trio (violinist Itamar Zorman, cellist Michael Katz and pianist Liza Stepanova) plays Jakub Ciupinski’s Black Mirror from their new album: mirrors. Film by Sara Pettinella // Little Comb Productions Watch: Carducci Quartet plays Philip Glass’s String Quartet No.5 with drummer Cristián ...

  • Camille Thomas
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    Camille Thomas plays Fazil Say’s ‘Never Give Up’

    2021-02-11T13:00:00Z

    The Belgian cellist plays Fazil Say’s Concerto For Cello Orchestra (II. Terror - Elegy From ‘Never Give Up’) with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Stéphane Denève. Read: Sentimental Work: Camille Thomas

  • Hadelich Duo
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    Augustin Hadelich plays Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    2021-02-11T06:51:00Z

    The violinist performed and wrote about de Saint-George’s music as part of a lockdown exploration of neglected works by Black composers

  • HilaryHahnAI
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    Hilary Hahn premieres ‘out of body’ by composer David Lang using AI software

    2021-02-10T11:51:00Z

    The work is part of the DeepMusic.ai project which bridges the gap between culture and AI technology to find a common language

  • Maxim Vengerov
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    Maxim Vengerov plays Shostakovich in 1996

    2021-02-09T16:16:00Z

    The violinist plays Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 aged 22 in 1996, with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cologne, conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays Ernst’s Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays with his daughter Polina Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays with his ...

  • Julia Fischer
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    Julia Fischer plays Saint-Saëns’s Havanaise aged 12

    2021-02-08T17:04:00Z

    The German violinist plays Saint-Saëns’s Havanaise aged 12 in 1996, accompanied by the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa under Luís Izquierdo. The video also includes footage of Fischer practising violin, playing hockey, and sitting with her fellow class members at school. Read: Sentimental Work: Julia Fischer Read: Julia Fischer founds ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter
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    A 21-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major in 1985

    2021-02-05T12:39:00Z

    In this video, made in March 1985, a 21-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major with the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE under Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez. Watch: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart in a modern art museum during lockdown Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter signs with new ...

  • YoYoMa_YMCG
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    Yo-Yo Ma gives online masterclass for Youth Music Culture Guangdong

    2021-02-03T09:05:00Z

    The session covers topics such as ’activating the imagination’, ‘relaxing while playing’ and ’finding a story in music’

  • Lawrence Power
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    Lockdown commissions 6: Lawrence Power plays William Marsey’s The Poor Room

    2021-02-01T15:51:00Z

    In this, the sixth of ten videos, violist Lawrence Power plays William Marsery’s ‘The Poor Room’ at his house in London. The video was filmed by Jessie Rodger during the Christmas break, with sound by Brett Cox. Power says: ‘It’s interesting to reflect on the spaces and rooms that ...

  • Philip Glass Carducci Cristián Tamblay
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    Carducci Quartet plays Philip Glass’s String Quartet No.5 with drummer Cristián Tamblay

    2021-01-29T12:31:00Z

    The Carducci String Quartet performs the third movement of Philip Glass’s String Quartet No.5 in a new version with Cristián Tamblay on the drums. Watch: Carducci String Quartet plays a Shostakovich string quartet – with drums Watch: Working from home: Carducci Quartet perform Philip Glass’s String Quartet no.2 ...

  • NavarraQuartet
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    The Navarra Quartet, tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Lada Valešová perform Pavel Haas’s Fata Morgana

    2021-01-28T12:10:00Z

    Beginning with a monologue on remembrance from author Howard Jacobson, the performance marks Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021