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25.12.11

In Brief: In Splendoribus Sanctorum Edition


Georges de La Tour, La Nativité, c. 1645
Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond. Merry Christmas!
  • For your Christmas listening today, the children of the Maîtrise de Radio France, performing music for Christmas by Britten, Finzi, Bach, and others in the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde in Paris. [France Musique]

  • To conclude the Liszt year, Bertrand Chamayou performs the entire cycle of Les Années de Pèlerinage, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • Concerto Romano performs sacred music by Pietro Paolo Bencini, Niccolò Jommelli, and Giovanni Battista Casali, from the church of Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome. [France Musique]

  • Watch Pierre Boulez conduct the Orchestre de Paris in music by Schoenberg and Bartok, with Bertrand Chamayou as soloist. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • A special offer for tomorrow (December 26), with free streaming of a collection of online videos. [Medici.tv]

  • Ilan Volkov conducts the Stuttgart Radio Vocal Ensemble and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, in a program of Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles, John Cage's Seventy-Four (1992), and Pascal Dusapin's operatorio La Melancholia (1991), from the Festival d'Automne in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Valery Gergiev conduct the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, with pianist Alexander Toradze as soloist. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Hélène Grimaud joins the WDR Symphony Orchestra Koln and conductor Manfred Honeck, for music mostly by Beethoven at Bad Kissingen. [France Musique]

  • An unusual performance of Alain Moëne's Le Grand décret (2007), with Musicatreize and Ensemble L’Itinéraire. [France Musique]

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