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18.3.12

In Brief: Allemonde Edition

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


(See also the version conducted by Pierre Boulez, Welsh National Opera)
  • Philippe Jordan conducts Debussy's masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande from the Opéra de Bastille, in the production by Robert Wilson, with Stéphane Degout (Pelléas), Vincent le Texier (Golaud), Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande), and Anne Sofie von Otter (Geneviève) -- watch the online video. [Medici.tv]

  • Nurse your St. Patrick's Day hangover by listening to a recital by Irish pianist Barry Douglas, Beethoven sonatas from London -- push the Play button next to the words "(ré)écouter l'émission." [France Musique]

  • The European tour of Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach was in Montpellier this weekend. Marie-Aude Roux has some thoughts on the performance: "Only Robert Wilson seems as delighted as a kid that Einstein will be discovered by another generation. 'The audience of the 21st century will be more familiar with technology', he says, 'but will it be able to endure the five hours of the performance?' In France, the question was almost not asked. The tour, managed by the American production company Pomegranate Arts, required significant financial and logistical resources. A challenge that the director of the Opéra de Montpellier, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, is quite proud to have accepted when all others had refused it. 'I met Bob Wilson in Prague in 2010, and he spoke to me about the difficulty of producing Einstein, because of the opposition of organizations in Paris." [Le Monde]

  • The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart perform music of Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Berio, and others at the Grand Théâtre de l’Opéra de Dijon. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Orchestre National du Capitole, under conductor Tugan Sokhiev, perform Mahler's second symphony. [Medici.tv]

  • Riccardo Chailly leads the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Shostakovich, Respighi, and Paul Lincke, from the Waldbühne. [France Musique]

  • Thierry Hillériteau also has some thoughts on the Montpellier date with Einstein on the Beach, "l'œuvre monstre de Philip Glass, Bob Wilson et Lucinda Childs." [Le Figaro]

  • Philip Pickett leads the New London Consort in a concert performance of Purcell's King Arthur, from the Cité de la Musique à Paris. [France Musique]

  • Christian Thielemann leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven's third symphony, from the Wiener Musikverein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Philippe Jordan leads the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris in Mahler's first symphony, plus the world premiere of a new violin concerto by Bruno Mantovani, with violinist Renaud Capuçon as soloist. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the Wiener Klaviertrio playing music by Beethoven, Johannes Maria Staud, and Brahms, in the Mozart-Saal des Wiener Konzerthauses. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Soprano Olga Pasiecznik joins the Polish Radio Orchestra in Witold Lutosławski's Chantefleurs et Chantefables. [France Musique]

  • Myung-Whun Chung leads a joint concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Unhasu Orchestra from North Korea, in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Myung-Whun Chung again with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Pianist Nicholas Angelich joins Juraj Valcuha and the Orchestre de Paris for music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Mariss Jansons lead the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Beethoven's first symphony and Johannes Maria Staud's Maniai, plus the fourth symphony of Johannes Brahms, from the Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Paavo Järvi lead the Orchestre de Paris, with Katia and Marielle Labèque as soloists. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Soprano Marlis Petersen and pianist Jendrik Springer perform a recital on the theme of "Goethe und das 'Ewigweibliche'," from the Mozart-Saal des Wiener Konzerthaus. Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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