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Piano performances are in abundance on provides high-definition webcasts of live classical music performances and an extensive video-on-demand catalog. Access is available to all current Stanford students, faculty, and staff.

Watch live-streamed concerts in real time or on delayed streaming. Concerts remain accessible generally for several weeks.

The video-on-demand catalog includes over 1100 films, including concerts. master classes, documentaries, artist profiles, archival videos, operas, and ballets. Dozens of new works are added each year.

Use your desktop/laptop to take advantage of the full range of features, including a “persistent player” which allows browsing without interrupting the current stream; a calendar of upcoming live events and “last chance” streams; three screen sizes to optimize video quality; performer biographies; suggestions of related films of interest; and details of the works on the program.

Films can also be streamed on mobile devices, though with limited extra features.

Some highlights:

  • Bach. Brandenburg Concertos (Claudio Abbato)
  • Schumann. Piano Concerto (Martha Argerich, Riccardo Chailly)
  • Wagner. Lohengrin (Waltraud Meier, Kent Nagano, Baden-Baden)
  • Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, Opera national de Paris)
  • Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring (Uwe Scholz, Ballet de Leipzig)
  • Chopin. 24 Preludes, op. 28 (Maurizio Pollini)
  • Philip Glass, Looking Glass
  • Two Centuries of Music in Versailles
  • Surprise in Texas: the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • El Sistema
  • The Art of the Piano (Rubinstein, Richter, Gould, and more…)

Learn more about our streaming media databases here.