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27.5.12

In Brief: Still Missing DFD Edition

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

  • Listen to a Schubert recital by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Sviatoslav Richter, recorded in Salzburg on August 29, 1977, followed up with some excerpts from Fischer-Dieskau's recordings (Wolf, Britten). [France Musique]

  • Another tribute to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau from Radio France with some rare recital performances (Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, July 1955; Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Orchestre National de l'ORTF and Georg Solti, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 1964) and recordings. [France Musique]

  • Round out your Fischer-Dieskau fix with the tribute from Austrian radio: Fischer-Dieskau in the title role of Verdi's Macbeth, with Grace Bumbry and Wolfgang Sawallisch at the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Salzburg in 1964. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Paul Agnew conducts (and sings with) members of Les Arts Florissants in a complete performance of Claudio Monteverdi's third book of madrigals, at the Cité de la Musique -- also available as audio only. [Medici.tv]

  • From the Wiener Festwochen 2012 at the Theater an der Wien, Omer Meir Wellber conducts the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and the ÖRF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in a performance of Verdi's La Traviata. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch the Orchestre de Paris, under the baton of Paavo Järvi, play music by Nielsen (the overture to Maskarade), Shostakovich (the second piano concerto, with Alexander Toradze), and Grieg (the incidental music for Peer Gynt) -- embedded here. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Live from that interesting season of the Opéra Comique, a performance of Marco Stroppa's opera Re Orso, with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and conductor Susanna Mälkki -- the world premiere on May 19. [France Musique]

  • Most of the films critics thought would be big at Cannes this year were, with the one surprise setting everyone atwitter being Jeff Nichols's new film Mud, leading the American films in competition. [Le Figaro]

  • Pianist Bertrand Chamayou joins conductor Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse on tour in Buenos Aires, at the Teatro Colón, with an all-French program of music by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz. [Medici.tv]

  • A second concert by the same forces, also in Buenos Aires, features music by Musorgsky, Liszt, and Chopin. [Medici.tv]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Jérémie Rhorer conducts the early music ensemble Le Cercle de l'Harmonie in a performance of Mozart's Così fan tutte, with a cast led by Camilla Tilling and Michèle Losier. [France Musique]

  • Selections of music by Joseph Woelfl, a composer celebrating a bicentenary this month. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Rare performances of the Te Deum and Mass in D of Jean Gilles, a Baroque maître de chapelle at Toulouse Cathedral, with the chamber choir Les éléments and Les Passions, Orchestre Baroque de Montauban, under the baton of Jean-Marc Andrieu. [France Musique]

  • Vladimir Jurowski conducts Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila from Moscow's Bolshoi Theater, recorded last November. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • At the Concours Reine Elisabeth, 26-year-old Russian violinist Andrey Baranov took the top prize in the violin competition. The local audience was rooting for Marc Bouchkov, the only Belgian to make it to the finals, but he did not place. Runners-up, in order, were Tatsuki Narita (Japan), Hyun Su Shin (South Korea), Esther Yoo (U.S.A.), Yu-Chien Tseng (Taiwan), and Artiom Shishkov (Belarus). [La Libre Belgique]

  • You can watch videos of the performances by the finalists in Brussels, and listen to a lot more from the competition. [Concours Reine Elisabeth]

  • Christoph Prégardien conducts the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Le Concert Lorrain in a performance of Bach's St. John Passion, with Andreas Scholl, Dietrich Henschel, and others. [France Musique]

  • More Bach from this past Holy Week, the St. Matthew Passion, with the Chœur d’enfants de la Maîtrise de Paris, the Chœur Arsys Bourgogne, and Les Talens Lyriques, under the direction of Pierre Cao, from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • Even more Bach, Cantus Cölln performs all six of Bach's motets in Gerona. [France Musique]

  • An all-Beethoven concert by the Belcea Quartet, from the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cartoonist Georges Wolinski has donated a vast number of his papers and drawings to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in advance of a major retrospective on his work there next month. In preparation for the celebration, Wolinski has published a memoir, in graphic novel format, called Le pire a de l'avenir. [Le Point]

  • Kurt Masur leads the Orchestre National de France in a concert to benefit Amnesty International at the Théâtre du Châtelet, playing Shostakovich's first symphony and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with Sarah Nemtanu. [France Musique]

  • From the Wiener Musikverein, as part of the Wiener Festwochen 2012, Angelika Kirchschlager performs a recital with cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Helmut Deutsch. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Fabien Gabel leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a rare concert in the main hall of the Musée d'Orsay, including Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and La Mer and two pieces by Sibelius. [France Musique]

  • The Opéra de Nice just staged Alessandro Scarlatti's Tigrane (Naples, 1715). Raphaël de Gubernatis took it in, along with a tour of the Baroque architecture of the city. It was not the music director there, Washington National Opera's own Philippe Auguin, who conducted, but Gilbert Bezzina, director of the Ensemble Baroque de Nice, which did the honors in the pit, with a staging directed by Gilbert Blin. [Le Nouvel Observateur]

  • Ensemble Masques performs rare Baroque music by Biber and Schmelzer in the Liechtenstein Museum. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Stefan Parkman directs the Chœur de Radio France and friends in a concert of music by Debussy, Hindemith, Satie, and Poulenc, in the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde. [France Musique]

  • The Steude Quartett performs music by Cherubini, Korngold, and Beethoven, also as part of the Wiener Festwochen 2012. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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