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29.7.12

In Brief: Green Hill Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.)

  • Listen to the performance of Der Fliegende Holländer, the one that was supposed to have featured Evgeny Nikitin, from the opening of the Bayreuth Festival. [France Musique]

  • At the Verbier Festival, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande with Magdalena Kožená and Stéphane Degout. [Medici.tv]

  • Alexander Verdernikov conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a performance of Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (1836) at the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Christophe Rousset conducts Lully's Phaëton at the Festival de Beaune, to go along with the Pergolesi Seven Last Words with René Jacobs (embedded above). [ARTE Live Web]

  • Watch Andrea Moses's modern production of Don Giovanni, from the Staatsoper Stuttgart. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Listen to a 1971 recording of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, from London, with Beverly Sills and Eileen Farrell. Aldo Ceccato conducts the London Philharmonic. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • French conductor Philippe Jordan, music director at the Opéra national de Paris, will make his debut at the Bayreuth Festival today, conducting Parsifal. Christian Merlin caught up with him to get his thoughts on being called up the Green Hill, a place he did not really want to go until he conducted the Ring cycle in Paris. "That was when I decided I had to get to know the acoustic of the place for which this music was composed," he said. "I found the place fascinating: the silence that reigns there, the tranquility of nature, the simplicity, the childish spirit, almost of summer camp." No sense of snobbery? Merlin asked. "Oh non, ce n'est pas Salzbourg!" [Le Figaro]

  • Watch Ionarts favorite Alexandre Tharaud play a recital of music by Debussy and Scarlatti, at the Verbier Festival. [Medici.tv]

  • Also from Verbier, watch Paul McCreesh conduct a performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. [Medici.tv]

  • Pianist Nicholas Angelich plays three Beethoven sonatas, in Jerwood Hall, St Luke's. [France Musique]

  • Get a look at these etchings by Max Klinger (1857-1920), now on exhibit at the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, through September 16. [Le Monde]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Fazil Say, including his famous transcription of Stravinsky's Petruchka, from the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon, the Quatuor Zaïde performs music by Hindemith, Matthias Pintscher, and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • Olivier Dubois scored a success with his choreography Tragédie at the Avignon Festival, featuring 18 nude dancers. [Le Monde]

  • The viol consort Sit Fast performs at the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon, including a few movements from Bach's Art of Fugue. [France Musique]

  • The Quintette Aquilon plays music for winds by Cambini, Mozart, Anton Reicha, and Jacques Ibert, from the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

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