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22.5.11

In Brief: More Mahler Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • If you missed out on solemnizing the 100th anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death this past week, have a listen to this online recording of the eighth symphony led by Christoph Eschenbach with the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Prague. [France Musique]

  • Also, ARTE is hosting an entire Mahler cycle on its video Web site, including the performance of the 10th symphony Jens reviewed earlier today. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Christine Brewer writes about how to share classical music with kids. My impressions of teaching music appreciation sorts of courses are quite similar. It's not about preaching or speaking down to kids about how great classical music is. All you have to do is explain why you like it, help them explore it, ask leading questions so they can discover it. La Brewer helped a class of 12-year-old students learn about Britten's War Requiem. [Deceptive Cadence]

  • It's official: New York City Opera is leaving Lincoln Center. [New York Times]

  • Stones from destroyed houses in Palestine have been brought and built into an outdoor art installation in the Cour Napoléon of the Louvre. [Lunettes Rouges]

  • Watch an online video of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in action with Daniel Barenboim. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • You may remember when 18-year-old Marie-Elisabeth Hecker won the Rostropovich Competition in 2005. Hear what she sounds like now, in a concert with the Orchestre de Paris. [France Musique]

  • Jessica Duchen, having disparaged the music of Hubert Parry at Will Windsor's wedding, has a look at "the real Parry," simultaneously praising and yet still assassinating his music. [The Independent]

  • Gautier Capuçon and Thierry Escaich appear as soloists with the Orchestre de Paris, also viewable via online video. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • For your further online listening pleasure this week, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Ensemble Intercontemporain playing music by Ligeti, Herrmann, Harvey, and a world premiere by Unsuk Chin, Christoph Eschenbach (at the piano) and friends in a song recital, John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven, and Alexandre Tharaud playing Mozart with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [France Musique]

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