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12.8.12

In Brief: Harpsichord Edition

Here is your regular (particularly burgeoning) 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 the Sinfonia Varsovia with Anna Vinnitskaya and a gaggle of other pianists, as they perform the keyboard concertos of J. S. Bach (Part 1 embedded at right), at the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron. [Part 2, ARTE Live Web]

  • Watch the video of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, live from the 2012 Salzburg Festival, with Jonas Kaufmann, conducted by Daniel Harding and staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. [Medici.tv]

  • Zerbinetta points us to the ARTE film of the Bayreuth Parsifal, now on YouTube. [Act I | Act II | Act III]

  • From the Festival de Saint-Denis, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performs Schubert's B-flat major Mass, with soloists including soprano Genia Kühmeier. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, a tribute to Jacques Rouvier with several of his students, including David Fray and Franck Braley. [France Musique]

  • From London, Juanjo Mena leads the BBC Philharmonic in Bruckner's sixth symphony, plus music by Wagner and James MacMillan. [BBC Proms]

  • Listen to soprano Anna Prohaska, violinists Erich Höbarth and Alexander Janiczek, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianist András Schiff with the Camerata Salzburg at the Salzburg Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass with Patrizia Ciofi, Nora Gubisch, Topi Lehtipuu, Günther Groissböck, the Choeur de Radio France, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, from the festival of Les Chorégies d'Orange. [France Musique]

  • Another Mozart Requiem, this time conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Lucerne Festival, paired with Beethoven's music for Egmont, with soloists Juliane Banse, Anna Prohaska, Sara Mingardo, and René Pape. [Medici.tv]

  • Listen to Les Arts Florissants perform a concert of French Baroque opera excerpts, from the Aix-en-Provence Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, both Brahms piano concertos with the Sinfonia Varsovia and Plamena Mangova (no. 1) and Adam Laloum (no. 2). [France Musique]

  • Video of those Brahms piano concertos listed above, from ARTE. [No. 1 | No. 2]

  • More from the Salzburg Festival: the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, performing music by Zimmermann and Lutoslawski. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch a performance by pianists Bertrand Chamayou and Nicholas Angelich, in Poulenc's concerto for two pianos, at the Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in Elgar's oratorio The Apostles, from London. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • The Vienna Symphony plays music by Miecyslaw Weinberg and Prokofiev, from the Bregenz Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Organist Mattias Wager and the Swedish Radio Chorus perform sacred music by Bach, Rheinberger, and others at the Baltic Sea Festival. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Renaud Capucon and pianist Nicholas Angelich play sonatas by Schumann, Franck, and Brahms at the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • An archival performance of Weber's Der Freischütz, with Carlos Kleiber conducting the Dresden Staatskapelle, from 1973. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon, a program of Romantic music with soprano Nathalie Manfrino and pianist Edna Stern. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a rebroadcast of a concert from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in 2002, with Juanjo Mena conducting the Orchestre National de France in music by Dutilleux, Ibert, and Falla, with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as soloist. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestre National Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon performs music by Schnittke, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich, at the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • I'm not having much luck figuring out if there are audio streams to listen to on Bavarian radio, but you can listen to it live online. [BR-KLASSIK]

  • You may recall my review of the Giselle performed at the Kennedy Center by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris last month. Several French news outlets have published articles looking at the success of the tour. This one has a day-by-day account of the tour, including some great pictures of the troupe backstage. Here in Washington, the dancers noted the extremes of temperature between the air-conditioning and the heat wave ("18 °C dedans, 41 dehors"). Rehearsals hosted famous visitors, including Christine Lagarde, director of the IMF, and Martine Aubry, on her way to Chicago. We think the unions are powerful in France, but the article reports that the U.S. unions "demanded that every task that could be carried out by local workers be done only by them." Stage managers, technical workers, makeup artists, costume dressers and so on who had accompanied the tour were all forced to show their American counterparts how to do what they were supposed to do. [L'Express]

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