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20.5.12

In Brief: Missing DFD Edition

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

  • The world lost one of the greats, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, on Friday (watch his heart-stopping performance of Schubert's Der Lindenbaum with Alfred Brendel, embedded at right). Yesterday we suggested some of his best recordings. [Ionarts]

  • Watch Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under the baton of Tugan Sokhiev, play Liszt's second piano concerto, plus music by Claude Debussy and Hector Berlioz. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in an all-Robert Schumann program, including the first and fourth symphonies. [France Musique]

  • Michel Plasson conducts a performance of Delibes's Lakme, from Toulouse in 1997, with Natalie Dessay. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Murray Perahia, Christian Gerhaher, and Kate Royal join Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic for music by Schumann, Berio, and Fauré. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Marc-André Hamelin plays the Busoni piano concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Marek Janowski also conducting music by Brahms. [France Musique]

  • Danish baritone Bo Skovhus celebrates his 50th birthday with a recital. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Denis Matsuev at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with music by Schumann, Grieg, and Liszt. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Peter Serkin plays a recital at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Thomas Zehetmair joins the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for music by Mozart and Copland. [France Musique]

  • From the Prague National Theater, a performance of Dvořák's opera The Jacobin. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • François-Xavier Roth leads the SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden/Freiburg in music of Haydn and Beethoven, plus John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis. [France Musique]

  • From the Wiener Festwochen, a concert of sacred music by the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien with Bernarda Fink. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Also from the Wiener Festwochen, Nikolaj Znaider joins Colin Davis and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden for music by Mozart. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, from the Vienna State Opera. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival de Pâques de Deauville, a performance of Strauss's Brentano-Lieder with soprano Julie Fuchs and Le Balcon. [France Musique]

  • Alain Altinoglu conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a concert including Florent Schmitt's Tragedy of Salome. [France Musique]

  • Nikolai Lugansky joins Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for an all-Beethoven concert. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Paavo Järvi directs the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's fifth symphony, with Viktoria Mullova in Prokofiev's second violin concerto. [France Musique]

  • Classic performances by the Vienna Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Auditorium du Louvre, pianist Denis Kozhukhin plays Liszt's Douze études d’exécution transcendante. [France Musique]

  • An all-Schubert recital by pianist Paul Lewis, from Hohenems. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Kurt Masur conducts the Orchestra National de France in Schubert's ninth symphony, with Anne Sophie Mutter in Dvořák's violin concerto. [France Musique]

  • The Camerata Salzburg celebrates its 60th anniversary with music by Schubert and Beethoven. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

3 comments:

Michael P. Scott said...

Thank you for this list, Charles! It's amazing what the technology at our fingertips is giving us access to -- I'd say the state of "classical" music is much less depressing than is predicted by most these days.

MS

Charles T. Downey said...

Agreed. There has never been greater variety and availability of so-called "art music," oddly coinciding with what is widely perceived, perhaps too pessimistically, as its inevitable decline into total obscurity. The latest Cassandra, Philip Hensher in The Independent, does make many valid points. It is incumbent on all of us who love this music to raise its profile and pass our devotion to it to the next generations.

Charles T. Downey said...

A reader has pointed out that, since publication, the France Musique links are not working properly. Having looked into this briefly, I can only say that it looks like all of the streaming files of concert broadcasts have disappeared from France Musique's Web site. I assume there is some technical issue behind the change, so hopefully their streaming audio feature has not disappeared permanently.