Some diners prefer full-course meals; others like a-la-carte choices. Some like spice, while others like it sweet. Here’s a musical tasting menu, for any artistic palate.
Itzhak Perlman Plays Mendelssohn
Itzhak Perlman performs Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto in this classic 1982 performance.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64 (1844)
1. Allegro molto appassionato
3. Allegretto ma non troppo — Allegro molto vivace
(The movements are played withou...
Zubin Mehta Conducts Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
In this 1982 performance, then Music Director Zubin Mehta leads the Philharmonic in Mozart’s final symphony, a work that combines grandeur and serenity through a thematic richness that represents the height of Mozart’s achievement.
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter (1...
Zubin Mehta Conducts Strauss’s Don Juan
Richard Strauss finished this tone poem at the age of 25, establishing himself as a master of the form and an innovator who had synthesized his own musical style. This performance from 1982 is conducted by then Music Director Zubin Mehta.
R. STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Don Juan, Tone Poem after Nikolau...
Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven
Emanuel Ax solos in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto — a work of spirit and elegance. Kurt Masur, the Philharmonic’s Music Director at the time, conducts this 1994 performance.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (ca. 1795 / 1800)
1. Allegro con brio