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30.12.12

In Brief: Sixth Day of Christmas 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.) It is a full selection that should divert you all week.


  • For your extended holiday listening, sacred music by Bach performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Wien, with soloists Genia Kühmeier, Roberta Invernizzi, Bernada Fink, Kurt Streit, and Matthias Goerne, recorded in Vienna last December. [France Musique]

  • Today you can watch the production of Verdi's Rigoletto from Munich, directed by Arpád Schilling. [Bayerische Staatsopera]

  • From the Lucerne Festival, Claudio Abbado conducts Bruckner's first symphony and, joined by Maurizio Pollini, a Mozart piano concerto (K. 453). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of The Tempest, by Thomas Adès, recorded in October. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Nelson Freire, recorded back in February at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival d'Ambronay in September, a performance of Michelangelo Falvetti's oratorio Nabucco, performed by the Cappella Mediterranea. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From this fall's Festival d'Automne in Paris, Susanna Mälkki conducts the Chœur de Radio France, students from the Conservatoire de Paris, and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in music by Varèse and new pieces by Benedict Mason, Enno Poppe, and Mauro Lanza. [France Musique]

  • Andris Nelsons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Haydn's Missa in angustiis and music of Strauss, recorded last September -- the season opener reviewed by Jens. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Violinist Isabelle Faust joins the Orchestra Mozart Bologna, under Claudio Abbado at the Lucerne Festival, for music by Mozart and Schumann. [France Musique]

  • A recital by Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood, recorded earlier this month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Starting on January 1, you can watch the New Year's Gala Concert with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, with guest Cecilia Bartoli. [Medici.tv]

  • You will soon (starting on January 2) be able to listen to a performance of Cherubini's Médée, recorded on December 10 at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, performed by Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques. [France Musique]

  • Starting on January 5, you can watch the production of Verdi's La Traviata from Brussels, this time with subtitles. [De Munt]

  • Chamber music by Brahms, Haydn, and Mozart performed by the Carmina Quartett with clarinetists Sabine Meyer and Wolfgang Meyer. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • David Zinman leads the Tonhalle Zurich Orchestra in symphonies by Schubert and Mahler, recorded last year in Geneva. [France Musique]

  • From last year, Andrey Boreyko conducts the New York Philharmonic in music by Strauss, Haydn, Glazunov, and Schulhoff. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Violinist Tjeerd Top and oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk join the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra for music by Bach, Marcello, and Mozart. [France Musique]

  • Stephen Hough joins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits for music by Musorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. [France Musique]

  • The San Francisco Symphony, recorded back in 2010, performs Stravinsky, with Yuja Wang and Michael Tilson Thomas also performing some piano music for two and four hands. [France Musique]

  • From the International String Quartet Festival in Luberon, the Kaprálová Quartet from the Czeck Republic perform music by Janáček, Kaprálová, and Brahms. [France Musique]

  • Frederica von Stade's classic recording of Massenet's Cendrillon, conducted by Julius Rudel, with tenor Nicolai Gedda as Le Prince Charmant, recorded in London in 1978. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Haydn and Brahms piano trios performed by the young French ensemble Le Trio Saint Exupéry. [France Musique]

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