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20.11.11

In Brief: Thanksgiving Edition

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

  • Christophe Rousset leads Les Talens Lyriques, with soprano Véronique Gens, in a program of rarely heard opera arias by Méhul, Gluck, Salieri, and others, from the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Jordi Savall leads a program of music in honor of Joan of Arc, with Sandrine Bonnaire, Hespèrion XXI, and La Capella Reial de Catalunya. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Listen to Concerto Köln and the Regensburg Cathedral Choir perform music of Bach, in the Basilica of St. Emmeram. [France Musique]

  • A listener at an Osmo Vänskä concert got a little worked up about the conductor's tempo choices in Bruckner in London this week. There is audio. I almost had my own outburst yesterday, at the outstanding concert by the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique -- not because of the performance but because the ceaseless fussing of a nearby listener, with her bag, papers, glasses, and countless other things, was preventing me from listening to it. [The Rest Is Noise]

  • Watch a concert of music by film composer Nino Rota, with the La Strada Quintet and Richard Galliano. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Listen to Imogen Cooper play a recital at the Wigmore Hall, with music by Debussy, Beethoven, and Chopin. [France Musique]

  • Watch contralto Nathalie Stutzmann perform arias for castrati by Handel and Vivaldi. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Hearts raced around the world as news came from Finland of the possible discovery of sketches of Sibelius's long-lost eighth symphony. Well, the first notice of these documents is from a few years ago, and their importance in any possible reconstruction of the work Sibelius destroyed is in dispute. The curious can hear a read-through of some of the sketches by the Helsinki Philharmonic. [Helsingin Sanomat]

  • Hear tenor Michael Schade in recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau, from the Schwetzingen Festival. [France Musique]

  • Watch cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima in performance with the Manchester Camerata. [Medici.tv]

  • Les Traversées Baroques perform a concert of Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Gabrieli, and Polish Baroque composers, in Warsaw. [France Musique]

  • Watch a production of Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla, from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. [ARTE Live Web]

  • More music from the past decade, with Ensemble Linea at the Festival Musica Strasbourg. [France Musique]

  • Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Hindemith's Nobilissima Visione (1938) and Bruckner's Mass No. 3 in F minor, with Juliane Banse and other soloists. [France Musique]

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