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Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker, Maurizio Pollini plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor". Conductor: Karl Böhm.

Accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Maurizio Pollini plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. Conductor: Daniele Pollini.

Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, also known as the Les Adieux sonata.

Giacomo Puccini was born on this day in 1858. Read more about the Italian composer, popular for such works as 'La Bohème' and 'Madame Butterfly':

The hr-Sinfonieorchester plays Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major, also known as "The Titan". Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Wiener Philharmoniker’s (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) New Year Concert in 2009. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. The New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is a concert of classica…

"The magic of a Callas is a quality few artists have: something special, something different. There are many very good artists, but very few who have that sixth sense, the additional, the plus quality. It is something which lifts them from the ground, they become like semigods. She had it." ~Franco Zeffirelli