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4.11.12

In Brief: Open House 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.)

  • The Opéra de Liège opened its season with a staging of César Franck's Stradella (video embedded at right). Left incomplete, the composer's manuscript was rediscovered in 1984, and it has now been orchestrated by Luc Van Hove and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. [ARTE Live Web]

  • The Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles presents a concert devoted to three of the Histoires sacrées by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, performed by Les Pages, les Chantres et les Symphonistes du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles under Olivier Schneebeli, in the Chapelle Royale at Versailles: Judith sive Bethulia liberata (H 391), Extremum Dei judicium (H 401), and Caedes sanctorum Innocentium (H 411). [France Musique]

  • You can listen to a recital of Schubert songs by baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber, recorded at the Wartburg in Eisenach last June (skip to 16:00 for the start of the music). [France Musique]

  • You can watch the Mozart gala that Marc Minkowski led last month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ensemble, Les Musiciens du Louvre, performed at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The list of guest artists includes Mireille Delunsch, Véronique Gens, Philippe Jaroussky, Julia Lezhneva, and Topi Lehtipuu. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Philippe Herreweghe conducts the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and the Collegium Vocale Gent in a performance of Anton Bruckner's Te Deum, from this summer's Musik-Festival Grafenegg. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Händel's oratorio Joshua with the Chorknaben des Staats- und Domchores Berlin, the RIAS Kammerchor, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, under the baton of Hans-Christoph Rademann, recorded in June in the Philharmonie Berlin. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, watch a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, choreographed by Dada Masilo. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a concert of music by Robert Schumann, including the first and fourth symphonies, plus the cello concerto with soloist Gautier Capuçon. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From the following day with the same forces, more Schumann with the third symphony and Manfred, plus the violin concerto with soloist Renaud Capuçon. [Medici.tv]

  • Here is a performance of Verdi's Macbeth, from the Grand Théâtre de Genève, with Davide Damiani (Macbeth) and Jennifer Larmore (Lady Macbeth), and Ingo Metzmacher conducting the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Daniele Gatti conducts the Orchestre National de France in two Beethoven symphonies (1, 7) and a new work by Fabien Waksman. [France Musique]

  • Manfred Honeck conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, on tour in Vienna, in music by Herbert Willi, including a violin concerto with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist, plus Mozart's Requiem Mass. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From this summer's Festival de Saint-Denis, John Eliot Gardiner leads the Orchestre National de France and the Monteverdi Choir in Hector Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts, with tenor soloist Michael Spyres. [France Musique]

  • Christian Arming leads the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège in Franck's Symphony in D Minor, plus some Berlioz with soprano Sophie Karthäuser. She also joins the Chœur et Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie, under Paolo Arrivabeni for some Mozart. [France Musique]

  • Listen to pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's two-part recital at the Festival Les Solistes des Serres d’Auteuil, with music by Debussy and Maurice Ohana, plus another program with cellist Steven Isserlis. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Théâtre du Châtelet, the latest concert for children in the Les clefs de l’orchestre series from Jean-François Zygel, who explains a piece with excerpts played at the piano, followed by a complete performance. This time it is Prokofiev's score for Romeo and Juliet. [France Musique]

  • Later this week, starting on November 8, you can watch Krzysztof Warlikowski's production of Berg's Lulu from Brussels. [De Munt]

  • A blast from the past with this recording of Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, made in 1980 in Treviso, with Marilyn Horne (Isabella), Samuel Ramey (Mustafa), Kathleen Battle (Elvira), and Claudio Scimone conducting the Prague Philharmonic Chorus and I Solisti Veneti. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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