We went behind the scenes at recording sessions with some of the biggest names in classical music

27 April 2016, 17:37

A Fly on the Wall videos

Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at a recording session? These films by the company A Fly on The Wall get up-close and personal with some of the very best musicians, as they record…

Devilishly difficult Die Fledermaus

Daniel Petrica Ciobanu plays a devilishly difficult transcription of part of Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus.

Boris Giltburg plays Prokofiev

An up-close look at the virtuosic Suggestion Diabolique:

Cellist Alban Gerhardt plays Rostropovich

One of Rostropovich's flashiest and rarely performed pieces – captured on film.

Rosey Chan improvises between takes

A spot of jazz in a break at a recording session:

 

Classic FM Apps

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Cat composer Alexander Livitsanos

This utterly adorable kitten is the ultimate distraction from work

chocolate bar musical taste

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broken e-string violin

This clip captures the sheer horror of an E-string snapping halfway through a live radio broadcast