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16.12.12

In Brief: Advent III 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.)


  • To mark the passing of soprano Lisa della Casa, a selection of her performances of music of Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, Wagner, and Othmar Schoeck. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Soprano Nina Stemme joins the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Thomas Dausgaard, in the Salle Pleyel for a program called Love, Hope and Destiny. [France Musique]

  • Watch Antoine Tamestit join the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Paavo Järvi. [ARTE Live Web]

  • The Trio Zimmermann performs Beethoven string trios at a concert last April in Schwetzingen. [France Musique]

  • Jérémie Rhorer conducts his ensemble Le Cercle de l'Harmonie in a program dedicated to the birth of the symphony in France, with music by Mondonville, Gossec, Haydn, Gluck, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From Manchester, Mark Elder directs the Hallé Orchestra and violinist Henning Kraggerud in Rachmaninoff's third symphony, as well as music of Beethoven and Carl Nielsen's violin concerto. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Salle Pleyel, watch the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform music by Elgar and Bruckner with Eliahu Inbal and cellist Marc Coppey. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • A concert by cellist Christine Hu and organist Ines Schüttengruber in Vienna. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert for the 30th anniversary of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes Baroque, with music by Lully, Purcell, Rameau, and Handel. [France Musique]

  • Watch the production of Verdi's La Traviata, from the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Kirill Karabits conducts violinist James Ehnes and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in music of Britten, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev (symphony no. 7). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From December 8, Verdi's Un ballo in maschera at the Metropolitan Opera, with Fabio Luisi conducting Marcelo Alvarez (Gustavo), Sondra Radvanovsky (Amelia), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato), Kathleen Kim (Oscar), and Stephanie Blythe (Ulrica). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, with pianist Nikolai Demidenko, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • A recital from pianist Bezhod Abduraimov, with music by Schubert, Beethoven, and Liszt. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Also from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris with violinist Deborah Nemtanu and conductor Michel Dalberto. [France Musique]

  • From this summer in Gerona, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux with the Ensemble Artaserse in music by Cavalli, Monteverdi, Strozzi, and Carissimi. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • An interesting program of music by Dukas, Connesson, Ibert, and Ravel from the Orchestre Lamoureux, with cellist Jerôme Pernoo and conductor Fayçal Karoui, from the from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • A recording of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, made in Cologne in 1955, with Nicolai Gedda and Hilde Zadek (Vitellia). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Ton Koopman conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in symphonies by Mozart and Mendelssohn, from the Théâtre de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines. [France Musique]

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