This week we're at the Warsaw Easter Festival. A 17 year old series that highlights the influence and unifying effects of Beethoven.
This spectacular performance of Israel in Egypt — it's really that good — is a great example of how Handel was more than a one hit wonder when it came to writing oratorios.
There are hundreds of performers who blow us away with their playing, but both Dudamel and Shaham take it to the next level and also capture our hearts.
There's an old saying: "Musicians never die, they just decompose." But for conductors who keep going, don't let that adage give you the wrong impression. Bernard Haitink, in his 84th year, is still going strong and brings together an amazing Mahler 9.