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17.2.13

In Brief: Lent 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.)


  • Christophe Rousset directs Les Talens Lyriques and musicians from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles in a rare performance of Antonio Sacchini's opera Renaud ou la Suite d'Armide (1783) at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, one of the works I wrote about in my doctoral dissertation. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Schumann's orientalist oratorio Le Paradis et la Péri (1843), based on the romance Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore, in a rare performance featuring La Chambre Philharmonique and the chamber choir Les Éléments, conducted by Emmanuel Krivine, plus soprano Rachel Harnisch and tenor Topi Lehtipuu, among others. [France Musique]

  • Watch the modernized production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut from Brussels, directed by Mariusz Trelinski. [De Munt]

  • Musicians from Les Arts Florissants, under William Christie, accompany soprano Emmanuelle De Negri and baritone Marc Mauillon in French Baroque music influenced by Italy. [France Musique]

  • You can watch Les Violons du Roy perform symphonies by Mozart and Henri-Joseph Rigel, plus keyboard concertos by Bach and Mozart with pianist Alexandre Tharaud, who also treats the audience to a Scarlatti sonata for an encore. [Medici.tv]

  • Paul McCreesh conducts a performance of Handel's Agrippina at the Vlaamse Opera in Ghent, with a cast headed by Ann Hallenberg and Renata Pokupic. [France Musique]

  • Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the first symphony of Brahms, plus music by Mendelssohn and Dvořák (the violin concerto with soloist Akiko Suwanai) [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • In Lucerne, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts sacred music by Handel and Bach with the Arnold Schoenberg Chorus and Concentus Musicus Wien and soloists Anna Prohaska, Elisabeth von Magnus, Jeremy Ovenden, and Christiane Oelze. [France Musique]

  • The Szymanowski Quartet performs music by Haydn, Szymanowski, and others, including a new work by Simone Movio, at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Leonard Slatkin at the podium of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven's first and sixth symphonies and the Egmont overture. [Medici.tv]

  • If you missed yesterday's radio broadcast of the Met's performance of Verdi's Rigoletto, here it is again. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Quatuor Parisii with some classic recordings and a concert they performed in January at the Salle Gaveau in Paris. [France Musique]

  • A concert of medieval music performed by La fonte musica under lutenist and director Michele Pasotti. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • At the Théâtre du Châtelet, Neeme Järvi conducts the Orchestre National de France in music of Mozart, including the fifth violin concerto with Arabella Steinbacher as soloist, and Sibelius's third symphony. [France Musique]

  • Ronald Zollmann conducts the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Bohuslav Martinů, plus Ravel's piano concerto for the left hand with soloist Frank Braley. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • You can watch Yuri Temirkanov conduct the Orchestre de Paris in a program of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Musorgsky, with cellist Alisa Weilerstein as soloist. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the Ring Without Words, recorded last year at Carnegie Hall. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From last year in Geneva, a concert by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with violist Elçim Ozdemir and pianist Lars Vogt as soloists, in music by Berlioz, Beethoven, and Chopin. [France Musique]

  • Nicholas McGegan conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Katia Labèque and Marielle Labèque, in music by Poulenc and Mozart. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Denis Matsuev, violinist Vadim Repin, and friends perform chamber music by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich in Paris last month, plus a recital by Matsuev from the 2011 Verbier Festival. [France Musique]

  • Mezzo-soprano Dagmar Peckova, the Eve Quartet, and friends perform an unusual selection of composers in Prague. [France Musique]

  • A concert of songs by Reynaldo Hahn by young singers from the Académie de l'Opéra Comique. [France Musique]

  • More young musicians with a recital by the Quatuor Ardeo, with music by Haydn and Bartók. [France Musique]

  • A new production of Verdi's Nabucco from La Scala in Milan, starring Leo Nucci. [YouTube]

  • From 2001 at La Scala, a production of Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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