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10.7.11

In Brief: That's Delicious Edition

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

  • The food folks are in town, for the NASFT's Fancy Food Show at the Washington Convention Center, and that means one of my oldest friends, the brother of our Hollywood correspondent, is in town, too. [Fancy Food Show]

  • This week your online listening list includes Daniel Catán's opera Il Postino from the Théâtre du Châtelet, a rare performance of Nicola Porpora's 1728 opera Semiramide riconosciuta from the Festival de Beaune, a recital by Rafał Blechacz from Schwetzingen, Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra with pianist Maria Joaõ Pires, the world premiere of Julien Joubert's L’Atelier du Nouveau Monde, a program of Mozart's sacred music from Le Cercle de l'Harmonie under Jérémie Rhorer, Gabriela Montero playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Festival de Saint-Denis, a concert of Baroque music with ll Giardino Armonico at the Cité de la Musique, and the Nash Ensemble in London. [France Musique]

  • The Proms open on this Friday, but if you cannot make the trip to London, you can listen online. [BBC Proms]

  • The Verbier Festival also opens on Friday, and for those unable to get to Switzerland, there will be online videos, too. [Verbier Festival]

  • From the Festival de Saint-Denis, online video of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, with Werner Güra, Lucy Crowe, Christine Rice, and others as soloists. [Medici.tv]

  • In case you are not already overwhelmed by the possibilities, there are online videos from the Aix-en-Provence Festival, beginning with the Jerusalem Quartet playing Shostakovich. [ARTE Liveweb]

  • Speaking of places we wish we were this summer, Lunettes Rouges has a series of posts from Les Rencontres d'Arles. [Amateur d'Art]

  • I tweeted about this earlier in the week, but I am still just stunned that someone has stolen the Codex Calixtinus from the cathedral library of Santiago de Compostela. [Olive Press]

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