Top Ten Programs on Carnegie Hall+

A Viewing Guide

Don’t miss the 10 most popular streams on the channel, ranging from Daniel Barenboim playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata (the most-streamed performance on Carnegie Hall+) to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with the Stuttgart Ballet, choreographed by John Cranko. Celebrate Easter with beloved opera favorites, including Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci with Jonas Kaufmann from Salzburg’s renowned Easter Festival.

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Top Ten Programs on Carnegie Hall+

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Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata
Daniel Barenboim playing the piano Daniel Barenboim playing the piano
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Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Two ballet dancers on stage Two ballet dancers on stage
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Vienna Philharmonic: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony
Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler's 5th Symphony Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler's 5th Symphony
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Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
A dancer pointing at another dancer A dancer pointing at another dancer
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Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel from the Vienna State Opera Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel from the Vienna State Opera
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Mitsuko Uchida: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20
Mitsuko Uchida conducting Mitsuko Uchida conducting
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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Brahms’s Fourth Symphony with Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein
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Lang Lang’s Carnegie Hall Debut (Documentary)
Lang Lang Lang Lang
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Salzburg Easter Festival: Pagliacci
Jonas Kaufmann sitting in a chair on stage in a clown costume applying makeup Jonas Kaufmann sitting in a chair on stage in a clown costume applying makeup
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Puccini’s Tosca
An actor looking up and another actor holding them An actor looking up and another actor holding them

Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata

Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata is one of the classical repertoire’s most cherished works, sampled by pop artists ranging from The Beatles to Alicia Keys. The legendary Daniel Barenboim performs this instantly recognizable piano classic.

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

The Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko’s company-defining Romeo and Juliet in an anniversary performance of the timeless production. Impeccable dancers tell the most famous love story of all time, set to Prokofiev’s superb score.

Vienna Philharmonic: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Leonard Bernstein was one of the leading Mahler interpreters and the first conductor to record all the composer’s symphonies. Here he leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler’s Fifth, with its dramatic trajectory from mourning to triumph.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

Good triumphs over evil in this fairy tale that sets magic, romance, and tragedy to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. One of the most iconic works in the ballet literature, this revival features Rudolf Nureyev’s career-defining choreography.

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Based on the beloved story by the Brothers Grimm, Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is enduringly popular with children and adults alike, setting the familiar story to a magical combination of folk-inspired melodies and rich orchestrations.

Mitsuko Uchida: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20

Mitsuko Uchida ranks among the elite pianists of the world. Regarded as an expert in Mozart’s works, she brilliantly masters the double task of performing and conducting his Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor with Camerata Salzburg.

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Brahms’s Fourth Symphony with Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein called Brahms “a true Romantic, containing his passions in classical garb.” Bernstein underscores this dramatic intensity and the sober restraint in Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

Lang Lang’s Carnegie Hall Debut (Documentary)

Revisit Lang Lang’s legendary debut recital at Carnegie Hall. This documentary pairs contemporaneous interviews with the renowned pianist—only 21 at the time—with selected works from the recital by R. Schumann, Haydn, and Chopin.

Salzburg Easter Festival: Pagliacci

Based on a true story of love and murder—told through the colorful lens of a commedia dell’arte troupe—Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” shows that a mask of joy can only temporarily hide heartbreak. Leading the cast of “clowns” is Jonas Kaufmann.

Puccini’s Tosca

Love, jealousy, murder, and suicide are packed into a tautly woven drama of musical outbursts and flowing lyricism in Puccini’s masterpiece. This production for the Munich Opera Festival features Karita Mattila in the title role.

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