Michael Zukernik, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hungarian Festival Chorus at Victoria Hall, Geneva: Carl Orff, Carmina burana / L.v.Beethoven, Symphony No.9
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.8 in E♭ major (“Symphony of a Thousand”) — Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Lucerne Festival 2016, Opening Concert in the KKL); with Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor. Blu-ray disk, received for reviewing.
Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129, in the new recording with Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, compared to legacy recordings with Gregor Piatigorsky & Sir John Babirolli / London Philharmonic Orchestra (1934) and Mstislav Rostropovich & Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (1961)
Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor (WoO 1 [H/K WoO 23]), in the new recording with Isabelle Faust and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, compared to a recording with Christian Tetzlaff and Paavo Järvi / RSO Frankfurt
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (1964), Bernstein/Vienna Philharmonic (1978), Böhm (1972), Dausgaard (2001), Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic (1954), Hogwood (1989), Kleiber/Concertgebouw (1950), Klemperer (1955), Norrington/RSO Stuttgart (2002), Toscanini (1951), Walter/New York Philharmonic (1951), Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1958), Zinman (1997)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux” — comparing recordings with the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus (1961), Paul Badura-Skoda (1969), Daniel Barenboim (1984), Ronald Brautigam (2007), Emil Gilels (1984), Friedrich Gulda (1967), Arthur Rubinstein (1940 and 1962), Artur Schnabel (1935)