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Old Opera Theatre Frankfurt

Wednesday, April 30

Concert recorded at the Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt, on January 17, 2014

Johannes Moser, cello; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor

Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104


Chatelet Theatre

Tuesday, April 29

Concert recorded at the Chatelet Theater, in Paris on April 17, 2014

National Orchestra of France, Daniele Gatti, conductor

Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64


National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai

Monday, April 28

Concert recorded at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India, on April 6, 2014

Nicola Benedetti, violin; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, James MacMillan, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 ('Turkish')


Philharmonie, Berlin

Friday, April 25

Concert recorded at the Philharmonie, Berlin, on March 22, 2014

Andreas Blau, flute; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

Carl Reinecke - Flute Concerto in D, Op. 283


Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

Thursday, April 24

Concert recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia on February 21, 2014

Kalle Randalu, piano; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467


Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway

Wednesday, April 23

Concert recorded at the Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway on February 27, 2014

Janine Jansen, violin; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Serge Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63


Berwald Hall, Stockholm Sweden

Tuesday, April 22

Concert recorded at Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, on March 21, 2014

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Simone Young, conductor

Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
Mattias Wager, organ

Congress Palace, Lugano Switzerland

Thursday, April 17

Concert recorded at the Congress Palace, Lugano, Switzerland on December 5, 2013

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella, Suite (1920)


Royal Festival Hall, London

Wednesday, April 16

Concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London on March 17, 2014

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88


Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt Germany

Tuesday, April 15

Concert recorded at the Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt, on March 21, 2014

Hilary Hahn, violin; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi, conductor

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77


Image credits:
Baltais Fligelis concert hall, Riga, courtesy of Live Riga

Cadogan hall, London, by Vasta, via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Royal Albert Hall by Ben Dodson, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0), and by Marcus Ginns, courtesy of Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms by Yuichi from Morioka, Japan; Pittville Pump Room by Graeme Walker; Beethoven Hall, Bonn, by Hans Weingartz; Lisbon by OsvaldoGago; Symphony Hall, Birmingham, by Oosoom; St. Eustache Church, Paris, by jmhullot; Royal Festival Hall, London, by Peter Plucknett; Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, by beamillion; English Bay, Vancouver, by Andrew Raun; Beaulieu Theatre, Lausanne, by Rama; Glasgow by John Lindie; London by Night, by Allan Engelhardt; Lapa Church, Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal, by Feliciano Guimarães; St. Eustace Church, Paris, by Jmhullot; Riga, Latvia, by David Holt, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Rathaus, Hannover, by Ra Boe; Grieg Hall, Bergen, by Nina Aldin Thune, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.5)
Leipzig Gewandhaus by Andreas Praefcke; Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, by Ziggurat; Sydney Opera House, by Bkamprath; The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh by Alistair Wight; skyline of Cologne by Ahgee; Schwetzingen Palace by Zairon; St. Lawrence Church, Vantaa, by Majestic; Prinsenhof, Delft, by Peter van der Wielen; Lugano, by Roland Zumbühl and Arlesheim; Karl Johan Gate, Oslo, Norway, by Ignaz Wiradi; City of London, and Utrecht Canal by David Iliff; Faborg Kirke, Funen, Denmark, by Steen F. Jensen; Convent, Weissenau, Germany, by Andreas Praefcke; Girona, Spain, by Internalfox; Orp-le-Grand Church, Belgium, by Sonuwe; Locarno, Switzerland, by Glenn Steiger, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cologne Philharmonie courtesy of the hall
Garrison Church, Copenhagen, from The Eyes Have It blog
Toscanini RAI Auditorium by Matteo Boero, courtesy of Museo Torino
Philharmonic Hall Liege courtesy of the Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, courtesy of TRCH

Leipzig Gewandhaus interior courtesy of Leipzig Gewandhaus
Mogens Dahl Concert Hall interior courtesy of Mogens Dahl Hall

Royal Library Copenhagen courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Luxembourg Philharmonie by Wade Zimmerman, courtesy of Luxembourg Philharmonie
Beethoven Hall Stuttgart courtesy of Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
The Sage, Gateshead, by David Parkin via
De Doelen Rotterdam via Rotterdam Info
Stadtkirche Ruhland by Tina Stengle, via

Guildhall and Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, by Ivan Hall, via Geograph (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pau Casals Hall, Barcelona, by Rober Velazquez via L'Auditori
Church in Saanen, Switzerland, courtesy of International Menuhin Music Academy Gstaad
Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, by Bejo; Montreux by Wofratz; Schwetzingen Castle with fountain by Erdie; Saarbrücken Rathaus by Dirk Weishaar; Berlin Cityscape by Thomas Wolf (, via German language Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pardubice by Prazak; Hindsgavl Castle, Denmark; Palace Hall, Bucharest, by Joe Mabel; Charles V Palace, Granada, by Mark Garrucha; Nikolai Church Potsdam, by Andreas Fränzel; Vevey, Switzerland, by Marek Slusarczyk; Crail, Scotland, by Kim Traynor; Ludwigslust City Church by Niteshift; Romanian Athanaeum, Bucharest, by Mihai Petre; Waterfront Hall, Belfast, by Donna Marijne; Belgrade, Serbia, by Vlada Marinkovic, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Altes Rathaus Leipzig by Andreas Schmidt, via Leipzig Tourism
St. Ulrich's Church, Augsburg courtesy of German National Tourist Board, ©Regio Augsburg, Tourismus GmbH
Kiel Rathaus by Arne List, via Flicker, CC 2.0
Berlin Philharmonie by 96dpi; Tallinn, Estonia, by Huzhead, via Flickr, CC 2.0

Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, courtesy of Orpheum Theater
Salle Françoys-Bernier by René Bouchard, courtesy of Artec Consultants

Sala São Paulo by Tuca Vieira, courtesy of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Florans Castle Park courtesy of International Festival of Piano of La Roque d' Anthéron
St. Oswald Church, Regensburg, by Jk1005 (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
KKL Concert Hall, Lucerne, courtesy of Lucerne Festival
Bourgie Hall, Montreal, by Paul Boisvert, courtesy of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Smetana Hall, Prague, courtesy of Municipal House Prague
Oderbruch Cathedral, Neuküstrinchen, by Uwe Donath, courtesy of Förderkreis Alte Kirchen Berlin-Brandenburg

St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, by John Ball, courtesy of St. Mary's Church
Moritzburg Festival by René Gaens, courtesy of the Moritzburg Festival

Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, courtesy of
Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia, courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
Laeizhalle, Hamburg, by Thies Rätzke, courtesy of
Warsaw Philharmonic Hall courtesy of Warsaw Philharmonic Hall
Barbican Hall, London, courtesy of Barbican Hall
Bangor, Wales, courtesy of Bangor University
Ulster Hall, Belfast Ireland, courtesy of
Frankfurt Old Opera House by Sunilgkoshy; Congress Palace, Lugano Switzerland; Mozart's House, Salzburg; Hercules Hall, Munich; Theatre Champs-Elysees, Paris; Opera Comique, Paris; DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen; Laeiszhalle Hall, Hamburg; Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow; Verbier Festival, Switzerland; Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid; Pärnu Concert Hall; Holy Trinity Church, Neuruppin, Germany, by Botaurus; Maria Bildhausen Convent; Salle Pleyel, Paris; Ulrichshusen, Germany; Paper Mill at Duzniki-Zdroj, Poland; Festival Palace, Santander; Chiemgau; 
West Cork; Schwetzingen Castle and Rococo Concert Hall; Bridgewater Hall; Old Grand Hall, Frankfurt; Berwald Hall, Stockholm; & Aberdeen Music Hall; Concertgebouw by Amsterdam Municipal Department for the Preservation and Restoraion of Historic Buildings and Sites (bMA); Cite de la Musique; Geneva, Switzerland, by Siqbal, Cheltenham Town Hall by Arpingstone; City Recital Hall, Sydney, by Jason7825; Chiemsee, Germany, by waterborough; Rudolfinum exterior by Che; Charterhouse, Ittingen, Switzerland, by Roland Zumbühl; Risor, Norway; Ekenais Church, Finland, by Epiq; Turku Concert Hall by Zache; Katowice, Poland; Konzerthaus, Vienna, by Andreas Praefcke; Burgos, Spain, by Jardoz; Reithalle, Elmshorn, by Huhu.huhu; Town Hall, Auckland, by Allan Lee, via Wikimedia Commons