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8.7.12

In Brief: Muzz 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.)

  • Watch Olivier Py's new red light district staging of Bizet's Carmen from the Opéra de Lyon (embedded video). You could just listen to the audio, but then you would miss the topless chorus of the cigarières. [France Musique]

  • Watch the production of Verdi's Il Trovatore from Brussels, available for streaming through July 27. Marc Minkowski conducts (!) this staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov. [Theatre Royal de la Monnaie]

  • Watch the production of Les Troyens from the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, recorded on July 5. [The Space]

  • Listen to Daniel Barenboim lead the Berlin Staatkapelle in Bruckner's eighth symphony, from the Wiener Festwochen. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • You can watch the New York Philharmonic's Philharmonic 360 concert, recorded at the Park Avenue Armory, with music based on the idea of spatial separation, from Gabrieli to Stockhausen. [Medici.tv]

  • Christian Thielemann leads the Dresden Staatskapelle in music of Brahms and Reger, with Maurizio Pollini as soloist in the Brahms first piano concerto. [France Musique]

  • The second Brahms piano concerto, with Yefim Bronfman and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, plus Esa-Pekka Salonen leading Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra. [France Musique]

  • [UPDATE] You can watch three concerts featuring the late pianist Brigitte Engerer, recorded at the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron and the Folle journée de Nantes. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Listen to Nikolaus Harnoncourt lead Concentus Musicus Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Chor in Mozart's Missa longa (C major, K. 262) and Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K. 243, with soloists including baritone Florian Boesch, from the Styriarte Festival at the Pfarrkirche in Stainz. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Hallé Orchestra performs music by Strauss, Holst, and Elgar in Manchester. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Jaromir Weinberger's opera Švanda dudák (Schwanda the Bagpiper, from 1926), recorded last March at the Dresden Semperoper, conducted by Constantin Trinks. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Chausson's Concert pour piano, violon et quatuor à cordes with pianist Michel Dalberto, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt, and the Quatuor Modigliani, plus music by Debussy and Ravel, recorded last month at the summer festival in the Abbaye de l'Epau. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a concert of Handel arias with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, featuring soprano Emöke Baráth, recorded in May in a festival at Melk Abbey. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch a recital by Beatrice Rana, who won first prize at the Montreal International Competition last year when she was only 18, the youngest winner in that competition's history. She plays music by Clementi and Scriabin, plus the op. 28 preludes of Chopin, recorded at the Flâneries Musicales de Reims. [Medici.tv]

  • Watch another teenager, Esther Yoo, who won fourth prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, perform at the Flâneries Musicales de Reims, with music by Tartini, Mendelssohn, Ysaÿe, and Franz Waxman, accompanied by pianist Robert Koenig. [Medici.tv]

  • Listen to the Sommernachtskonzert performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Schönbrunn, Gustavo Dudamel conducting. The program is actually pretty good. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Dvořák's fifth symphony and some Brahms. [France Musique]

  • A classic recording of Verdi's Rigoletto, with Anna Moffo, Alfredo Kraus, and Robert Merrill, conducted by Georg Solti in Rome in 1963. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Two concerts from the Piano-s Festival in Lille. [France Musique]

  • A concert from the Festival Juventus, with music of Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, and other, at the Théâtre de Cambrai. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestre National de France plays a concert of summer fare at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées: music by Dukas, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Berlioz, Offenbach. [France Musique]

  • An unusual theatrical event based on the life of Haïm Lipsky, who survived the Shoah by playing the violin, a work created by Gérald Garutti on an idea by Shifra Sluchin. Anouk Grinberg narrates, and the role of Lipsky is portrayed by his violinist grandson Naaman Sluchin. [ARTE Live Web]

  • The Proms open this Friday, and you can listen to those concerts online. [BBC iPlayer]

  • The Proms, a huge event every year (nothing quite like being in the Royal Albert Hall for one of those blockbuster concerts), is happening at the same time as the London Olympics this summer. Jessica Duchen has some thoughts and a preview of the music on offer. [The Independent]

  • Mark your calendars: you can watch a live Internet broadcast of the production of Götterdämmerung from Munich on July 15. Curtain is at 11 am EDT. [Bayerische Staatsoper]

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