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22.1.12

In Brief: Taste of Snow Edition

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

  • Tune in today for the live Internet streaming of Verdi's Don Carlo, from Munich, with René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anja Harteros in the cast. [Bayerische Staatsoper]

  • One of the greats, Gustav Leonhardt, passed away this week. Listen to a compilation of some of his performances as harpsichordist and conductor, mostly music by Bach but also by Francisco Valls, put together by France Musique. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Listen to William Christie conduct Les Arts Florissants in Handel's oratorio Jephtha, from the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Watch Andris Nelsons takes the helm of the Orchestre de Paris, performing Strauss and Beethoven's violin concerto with Sergey Khachatryan as soloist. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Have a listen to the winners of the 2011 ARD Competition in Munich and the Révélations Lyriques des Victoires musique classique 2012. [France Musique]

  • As mentioned last week, it is time for the 5e Biennale du quatuor à cordes in Paris. Watch the Takàcs Quartet, joined by cellist Marc Coppey, in a concert with music by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • More from the Biennale, with the Quatuor Ysaÿe playing Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Rihm, and Beethoven. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Susanna Mälkki conducts the Chœur de Radio France and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a concert of contemporary music by Oscar Strasnoy, Berio, and Bartók from the Festival Présences 2012 at the Théâtre du Châtelet. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Festival Présences 2012, a performance of Oscar Strasnoy's Ecos, 14 pièces solos, from 2009, with the Ensemble 2e2m. [France Musique]

  • More music by Oscar Strasnoy (b. 1970), from the Festival Pr, with Dima Slobodeniouk conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Conductor Igor Markevitch celebrates a centenary this year, observed by France Musique with some classic performances, including Haydn's Creation and music by Dallapiccola, Milhaud, and others. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • More string quartet goodness from Paris, with the Pražák Quartet playing more Beethoven and Rihm, with violist Vladimir Bukač. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From Prague last spring, hear Michael Tilson Thomas conduct the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in music by Beethoven and Brahms, plus Henry Cowell's Synchrony, from 1929-1930, and Berg's violin concerto with Christian Tetzlaff as soloist. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Paul Lewis's Schubert recital from last summer's Festival des Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. [France Musique]

  • Hear some highlights from the centennial tribute disc to French high baritone Camille Maurane. [France Musique]

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