Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, Op. 87- Janine Jansen & Friends – IKFU 2015 – Live Concert HD

Sometimes there’s a happy synchronicity and this weekend is one such there’s an excellent exposition of this piece by Stephen Johnson as part of  BBC Radio 3’s ‘Discovering Music’ series. It’ still available for on-line listening and well worth your while. You can hear it here: ▶ BBC Radio 3 – Discovering Music, Dvorak: Piano…

Glyndebourne presents: Carmen free viewing for one week

On Sunday at 5pm, telegraph.co.uk will stream Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Carmen, with the stream available to view on demand for one week after. The performance stars Anne Sofie von Otter and was recorded in 2002; the same production has been revived for the 2015 season. The Telegraph’s opera critic Rupert Christiansen writes… Amazingly,…

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Where’er you walk — Aksel JS Rykkvin (treble)

Treble Aksel Johannes Skramstad Rykkvin sings “Where’er you walk” from the opera “Semele” (G.F. Händel) during his concert with leading cathedral organist Magne H. Draagen in Nidaros Cathedral on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. http://www.ajsrykkvin.no Aksel sings in Oslo Cathedral Boys´ Choir and in the Children’s Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera. Voice teachers: Helene…

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Missa Sancta Maria à 4 Voci da Capella (Mass of Thanksgiving) – Cantores Musicæ Antiquæ, Live performance

Monteverdi’s ‘Mass of Thanksgiving’ or Solemn Mass for the Feast of Sancta Maria della Salute to give it its formal title was specially composed for performance on 21 November 1631 during the ceremonial Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Mark’s Basilica held to give thanks for Venice’s delivery from the ravages of the…