Here is the song “Let it go” from the Disney movie “Frozen” performed by Idina Menzel. This is not “classical music” per se, although there is a long tradition of classical music in films. However, the real reason I picked it is because it may be the first and only use of the word “fractal” in a pop song.
Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez played by guitarist John Williams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel at the BBC Proms 2005.
The ever exciting and eclectic Kronos Quartet on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Kronos has been a champion of contemporary music for the past forty years. Here they play three pieces. Click on the link for descriptions.
Violinist Hilary Hahn, who hails from Baltimore, and pianist Valentina Lisitsa, play the first movement of American composer Charles Ives’s Fourth Sonata.
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14 in G minor, K. 387, nicknamed “Spring”, the First Movement, played by the Gewandhaus Quartet.
Here’s the whole thing played by the Hagen Quartet
Two of the greatest violinists ever, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh, play my favourite piece, the Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043, by JS Bach. I believe this is a performance from 1958 in Paris in the Salle de Pleyal with the RTF Chamber Orchestra conducted by Pierre Capdevielle.
For May Day, here is Fanfare for the Common Man by American composer Aaron Copeland performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by James Levine.
Here is the Emerson, Lake and Palmer version from 1977 in Montreal: