Harley Street: the sound of Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls, specialising in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

Discreetly nestled in Central London, Marylebone, the Hall – renowned for its intimacy, crystalline acoustic and beautiful interior complete with an Arts and Crafts cupola above the stage, promotes the world’s most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians.

Wigmore Hall also provides a showcase for exceptional young artists — some making their professional London debuts — and remains an essential platform as their careers flourish.

Launched in October 2005, Wigmore Hall Live was the first CD label to be run by a performing venue. It has now released over 80 live recordings to great critical acclaim and in 2011 made history by becoming the first live label to win the Gramophone Award for Label of the Year.

This playlist contains a selection of recordings from some of Wigmore Hall’s regular performers including Ailish Tynan, Alina Ibragimova, Christiane Karg and Miklós Perényi. Wigmore Hall’s focus is on great musical works, best experienced with a powerful sense of immediacy. The repertoire extends 250 years on either side of Beethoven (born 1770) – from the Renaissance to contemporary jazz and new commissions from today’s most exciting composers. The pieces chosen for this playlist give a cross section of some of this repertoire including much loved compositions such as Bach’s Cello Suite No.3 in C major and Debussy’s La Terrasse Des Audience Du Clair De Lune.

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