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  • Thierry Escaich

    "Arising Dances", commissioned work

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770 in Bonn into a musical family, attracted attention early in his life thanks to his outstanding musical talent. In 1792 the Prince Elector of Bonn sent him to Vienna to enable him to perfect his knowledge…

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 c-major, Opus 15

  • Richard Strauss

    The composer Richard Strauss, born on June 11th 1864 in Munich, was one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. While his early works were couched in traditional classic forms and genres, in…

    "Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero´s Life), Opus 40

    "I don’t see why I shouldn’t make a symphony about myself. I find myself every bit as interesting as Napoleon or Alexander,” Strauss once confessed to the French poet Romain Rolland. And indeed this "tone poem for large orchestra” Ein Heldenleben…

  • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant…

  • Daniil Trifonov Piano

    Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award – has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music as a solo artist, a champion of the concerto repertoire, a collaborator at the keyboard in chamber…