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22.4.12

In Brief: Showers, Flowers Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Watch a production of John Adams's Nixon in China from the Théâtre du Châtelet (embedded here), staged by Chen Shi-Zheng. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Watch Mariss Jansons conduct Janácek's epic Glagolitic Mass, with the Bavarian Radio Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Topi Lehtipuu, baritone Johannes Weisser, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin help the choir Accentus celebrate its 20th anniversary, with Laurence Equilbey conducting a performance of Haydn's Creation in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Colin Currie joins the London Philharmonic and conductor Osmo Vänskä for the world premiere of Kalevi Aho's percussion concerto, from Royal Albert Hall in London, with music of Brahms and Schumann. [France Musique]

  • You can watch Nikolaus Harnoncourt conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. [Medici.tv]

  • The official selection for the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has been announced. Clips included. [Le Figaro]

  • Listen to Donizetti's opera Gianni di Parigi, from Wexford Festival Opera. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From Prague, Vivica Genaux joins the Collegium 1704 for music by Mozart, Vivaldi, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • One of the delights of French television, the marionette news satire program Les Guignols de l'Info, will soon be available on your iPhone, with a free app. [Le Figaro]

  • A rare performance of Henri Sauguet's 1939 opera La Chartreuse de Parme, from the Opéra de Marseille. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, in music of Dvořák, Enescu, and Mozart, with violinist Fanny Clamagirand and violist Antoine Tamestit, from the Festival George Enescu in Bucarest. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Enescu Festival, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields playing music of Schoenberg, Dinu Lipatti, and others. [France Musique]

  • More from the Enescu Festival, with Camerata Salzburg performing music by Mendelssohn (including the Lobgesang symphony) and Bach. [France Musique]

  • More Mendelssohn from Camerata Salzburg, including the Scottish symphony and the concerto for two pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the Pavel Haas Quartet play Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Smetana, in a concert from Graz. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Jean Deroyer leads the Ensemble Court-circuit in a program of recent music by Christophe Bertrand, Gérard Grisey (Talea), Tristan Murail (La Mandragore), Philippe Leroux, and Philippe Hurel. [France Musique]

  • Listen to The Clerks perform music of Dufay, Obrecht, Ockeghem, and Josquin, in the Herkulessaal of the Liechtenstein Museum Wien. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • You can watch more of Gustavo Dudamel's Brahms this week, with the second and fourth symphonies from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From back in 2009, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in a performance of Evencio Castellanos's Santa Cruz de Pacairigua (1954), from the Salle Pleyel. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with violinist Simone Lamsma as soloist, in music of Mozart and William Walton. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert featuring the winners of the 8ème Concours International de Chambre de Lyon for brass quintet. [France Musique]

  • A recording of Verdi's I Masnadieri with Joan Sutherland and Samuel Ramey at the Welsh National Opera, under the baton of Richard Bonynge. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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