Occasionally I alert my music-loving friends to videos featuring world-class artists performing great music. I find that I keep returning to these videos for nourishment and inspiration. One friend suggested that I share these finds on the Core Memory Music website, so here goes. I hope you enjoy them too.

Feedback is always welcome. If this experiment proves to be popular, I might even step up the pace a little.

January 2021

This is an extraordinary performance of one of Beethoven’s earliest published compositions.

Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3

Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Clemens Hagen, cello
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

2014 Verbier Festival

February 2021

I first began to appreciate Franz Joseph Haydn’s keyboard sonatas after attending a recital by pianist Grigory Sokolov a few years ago. If you’re not familiar with this sonata, you’re in for a treat.

Keyboard Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI/49

Alfred Brendel, piano

March 2021

Sarah Chang’s warm personality and amazing virtuosity captivated the audience in this 2009 performance of the Sibelius violin concerto at the Royal Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam.

Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op. 47

Sarah Chang, violin
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor