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2.9.12

In Brief: September Is Here 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.) There is so much this week that you had better get started.

  • Skip Sempé conducts Capriccio Stravagante in music by Samuel Scheidt, Johann-Heinrich Schein, and William Brade, at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. [France Musique]

  • Watch a performance of the Brahms German Requiem from the Annecy Classic Festival, with the Maîtrise de Paris and soprano Diane Higbee. [Medici.tv]

  • Listen to a performance of Sofia Gubaidulina's Die sieben letzten Worte for accordion, cello, and orchestra, plus music by Bach and Piazzola, with the Camerata Salzburg at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Nikolaj Znaider and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn program, at the Proms in London. [France Musique]

  • From last December, Bernard Haitink conducts an all-Strauss concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eine Alpensymphonie and the Four Last Songs with Anja Harteros. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Vivica Genaux performs a concert of Baroque music with Collegium 1704, at the Cordes Festival in Prague. [France Musique]

  • Watch Daniele Gatti conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in music by Wagner and Strauss, in London. [BBC Proms]

  • Watch a concert for children at the Annecy Classic Festival, with music by Haydn, Glazunov, and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, performed by the European Camerata. [Medici.tv]

  • A performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, with the Sfera Armoniosa Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Choir, and soprano Johanette Zomer, from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From London, Yefim Bronfman performs with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, in Brahms and Lutoslawski. [France Musique]

  • The other concert by the Berlin Philharmonic in London, with music by Ligeti, Wagner, Sibelius, Ravel, and Debussy. [BBC Proms]

  • Listen to Patrizia Ciofi and Laura Polverelli in a bel canto program with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conducted by Luciano Acocella. [France Musique]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst perform music by Lutoslawsky and Smetana. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch a recital by Bertrand Chamayou, with music by Franck, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns, from the Annecy Classic Festival. [Medici.tv]

  • Another recital, by pianist Hisako Kawamura, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, with music by Mozart and Beethoven. [Medici.tv]

  • A third recital from Annecy, this time with pianist H. J. Lim (about whom everyone is talking), playing Ravel and Rachmaninoff. [Medici.tv]

  • Denis Matsuev also played at Annecy, with the Orchestre des Étoiles du Lac Baïkal in Liszt's first piano concerto. [Medici.tv]

  • Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon, and others play chamber music by Suk and Martinů and by Dvořák and Smetana at the Salzburg Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Jordi Savall conducts a program of music in honor of Joan of Arc, with Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, at the Festival de Fontfroide. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Festival de Fontfroide, Jordi Savall performs a concert of music for the viola da gamba by Marin Marais, Mr. de Sainte Colombe, Mr. De Machy, and Bach, called La Rêveuse. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a Glyndebourne production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, presented in London. [BBC Proms]

  • Soprano Ida Falk Winland and mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand join the children of the Maîtrise de Radio France in music of Purcell and Bach, from the Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Donizetti's Le Duc d'Albe, in the version completed this year by composer Giorgio Battistelli, from the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to whizkid organisto Cameron Carpenter play his souped-up arrangements of Bach in London. [BBC Proms]

  • Listen to Lorenzo Ghielmi conduct La Divina Armonia in music by Buxtehude, Bach, Nicolaus Bruhns, and Georg Böhm, from the Utrecht Early Music Festival. [France Musique]

  • Watch Martyn Brabbins conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Herbert Howells's Hymnus Paradisi and Edward Elgar's First Symphony. [BBC Proms]

  • It was a concert from almost a year ago, but how about the Berlin Philharmonic's performance of Mahler's eighth symphony, with Christine Brewer, Soile Isokowski, Nathalie Stutzmann, Matthias Goerne, and others, paired with motets by Lotti and Tallis, at the Berlin Music Festival? [France Musique]

  • Go even farther back, to 1977, for a performance of Puccini's Edgar, starring Renata Scotto and Carlo Bergonzi with the Opera Orchestra of New York. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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