Here is Wynton Marsalis playing Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major with The Boston Pops conducted by John Williams.
Canadian clarinet sensation Eric Abramovitz playing Francis Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata in B-flat, FP 184.
Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Appropriate for this sad day. Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Who said classical music couldn’t be funny? Here is a rendition of PDQ Bach’s version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. PDQ Bach is the brainchild of composer and music scholar Peter Schickele to put some fun back in classical music. You can learn a lot about the construction of classical pieces from his work.
Contemporary American composer Augusta Read Thomas’s Bassoon Concertino (2013) played by the Danish Chamber Players.
The Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581, played by the Hagen Quartet with clarinetist Sabine Meyer.
Perhaps the greatest violinist of the twentieth century and maybe of all time, Jascha Heifetz, playing Melodie from Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Although the YouTube notes says it was transcribed by Heifetz, I believe this is a version transcribed by Fritz Kreisler.