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2.12.12

In Brief: Advent I 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 world premiere of Pierre Henry's new piece Le Fil de la vie, performed in September at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • Here is a performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from the Vienna State Opera, with James Rutherford (Hans Sachs), Ain Anger (Veit Bogner), Adrian Eröd (Beckmesser), and Johan Bohta (Walther von Stolzing). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch members of Les Arts Florissants sing the fourth book of Monteverdi's madrigals. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • A performance of Handel's Esther, with soloists Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Daniel Taylor, and Njal Sparbo, from last May at the Händel-Festspiele Göttingen. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to the three prize-winners in the piano competition of the Concours International de Genève, playing concertos with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. [France Musique]

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Concentus Musicus Wien, the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, and soloists Roberta Invernizzi, Werner Güra, and Gerald Finley in Mozart's arrangement of Handel's Alexander's Feast for the 200th anniversary of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • James Conlon conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a performance of Dvořák's Requiem Mass. [France Musique]

  • Hear the HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt under conductor Sakari Oramo in music of Sibelius, Jukka Tiensuu, and Szymanowski, with soprano Anu Komsi. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Truls Mørk joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for music of Weber, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz. [France Musique]

  • You can keep up with what Leonard Slatkin is doing with the Orchestre National de Lyon, performing Haydn, Hindemith, and Brahms, the last a piano concerto with Emanuel Ax as soloist. [France Musique]

  • From Vienna, a recital by pianist Alexei Volodin, featuring music of Schubert, Beethoven, Kapustin, and a piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky's music for The Nutcracker. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Nicolas Dautricourt and friends perform music by Debussy, Ravel, and others. [France Musique]

  • Sergej Krylov performs the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Orchestre National de Lille, under the baton of Jean-Claude Casadesus. [France Musique]

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