Music from the Classical and Romantic eras

Music from the Classical and Romantic eras

In this category, you'll find music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner and more.
We are a historically informed orchestra; that means that the instruments you see us play in these films are original to the period in history in which the composer wrote (or faithful replicas).

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Music from the Classical and Romantic eras
  • Iphigénie en Tauride

    Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, directed by Laurence Cummings.

    Often overlooked, Gluck is one of the great opera composers. Gluck wrote forty-nine operas in total, evolving the genre from the extravagancies of the Baroque era to the more focused, storytel...

  • Kraus Symphony in C minor

    Kraus Symphony in C min VB142 presented at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

  • Mozart in Asylum Chapel

    Mozart's Don Giovanni is a cold-blooded scoundrel, but his arrogant and hedonistic ways catch up with him after he kills a man and is haunted by the ghost of his sins. This film series was captured in the Asylum Chapel in Peckham. Despite being called an 'asylum', the historic space was never occ...

  • Bow to Reason

    2 videos

    Brahms’ Violin Concerto is a landmark in the shift towards romanticism, breaking the bonds of convention and taking flight. Leading us on this journey is multi-award winning violinist Alina Ibragimova. This performance was recorded at Glyndebourne in December 2020.

    BEETHOVEN Fidelio Suite

    Over...

  • Minor Miracles in the Age of Reason

    Movie + 4 extras

    Hear Mozart’s luscious Piano Concerto No. 23 with one of the leading exponents of the fortepiano, Steven Devine. Born in the same year of 1756, Joseph Kraus is often referred to as the 'Swedish Mozart' and yet it is a rare treat to hear the composers' music played side by side. Kraus' Symphony in...

  • Embers of Romanticism

    WEBERN Passacaglia
    WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
    PFITZNER Act 2 Vorspiel from Palestrina
    STRAUSS Salome (excerpt)
    WAGNER Act 3 Vorspiel from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Geoffrey Paterson conductor

    Filmed in the beautiful Henry Wood Hall in Trinity Church Square and dir...

  • Strings Reunited: Full Concert

    It was during the first world war that gut strings started to be phased out in favour of steel strings. The music in this series is often played by the excellent modern orchestras of our time, but we invite you to hear them afresh, as the composers would have heard them, reunited with the full co...

  • Strings Reunited: Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40

    It was during the first world war that gut strings started to be phased out in favour of steel strings. This piece is often played by the excellent modern orchestras of our time, but we invite you to hear them afresh, as the composers would have heard them, reunited with the full colour of gut st...

  • Beethoven in Asylum Chapel

    From around the 1770s through to the late 1820s, central Europe was mad about harmoniemusik: music for wind ensemble. The classic harmonie line-up comprised matching pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons (the wooden flutes of the period would have been inaudible) - an ideal ensemble when ...