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31.3.13

In Brief: Χριστός ἀνέστη 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.)


  • For Easter Sunday, here is the Berlin Philharmonic performing Mahler's second symphony at Carnegie Hall in February 2012, with Camilla Tilling and Bernarda Fink, plus some Wolf songs. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Or there is the performance of Wagner's Parsifal at Salzburg's Easter Festival, with Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden and Chorus, with Johan Botha (Parsifal), Wolfgang Koch (Amfortas), and Michaela Schuster (Kundry), recorded on March 23. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Add to that the Vienna Philharmonic performing Olivier Messiaen's Éclairs sur l'au-delà, recorded in Vienna in January 2008. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert of medieval music performed by Ensemble Musica Nova, centered on Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, at the Abbaye de Bonmont. [France Musique]

  • Watch Daniel Harding conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a performance of Grégoire Hetzel's opera La Chute de Fukuyama. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Music for Holy Week by Monteverdi and Gesualdo, performed by Gambe di Legno. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert by the Quatuor Varèse, performing quartets by Mozart and Schumann. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, with Laurence Cumming directing the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with John Mark Ainsley, Christine Rice, Mezzosopran, Alastair Miles, and Rosemary Joshua, recorded at the Proms last summer. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch a new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, directed by Jean-Yves Ruf for the Opéra de Dijon, with Gérard Korsten conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Chœur de l'Opéra de Dijon. The cast is led by Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Don Giovanni), Josef Wagner (Leporello), Diana Higbee (Donna Anna), and Ruxandra Donose (Donna Elvira). [Medici.tv]

  • Ton Koopman conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in music by the Mozarts (Wolfgang and Leopold) and Haydn, at the Opéra Comique. [France Musique]

  • Ondreij Lenárd conducts the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Wagner (with mezzo-soprano Veronika Hajnová), Tchaikovsky, Fauré, and Mahler, recorded in Prague last month. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • String quartets by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven performed by the Tetzlaff Quartet at the Auditorium du Louvre earlier this month. [France Musique]

  • More from the Salzburg Easter Festival, with Christian Thielemann conducting the Brahms German Requiem, with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Bavarian Radio Chorus and vocal soloists Christiane Karg and Michael Volle. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Adam Laloum, violinist Alexandra Soumm, and cellist Victor Julien- Lafferière perform trios by Brahms and Zemlinsky. [France Musique]

  • A recording of Bellini's Il pirata, conducted by Marcello Viotti at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, with Roberto Frontali (Ernesto), Lucia Aliberti (Imogene), and Stuart Neill (Gualtiero). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Paavo Järvi conduct the Orchestre de Paris in music of Rachmaninoff, including the third piano concerto with soloist Jorge Luis Prats, at the Salle Pleyel. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Pianist Cédric Tiberghien joins the Orchestre National d'Ile de France and conductor Enrique Mazzola for a concert with music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Andrzej Panufnik, and a world premiere by Svitlana Azarova. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Verdi's Requiem, with Jean-Claude Casadesus conducting the Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno and the Orchestre National de Lille, with soloists Veronika Dzhioeva, Lilli Paasikivi, Stuart Neill, and Roberto Scandiuzzi, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Organist Mathias Lecomte joins the Choeur de Radio France for a program at the Salle Gaveau, including music by Bach, Walther, Sandstrom, and Moëne. [France Musique]

  • A concert of Croatian folk music and chant by Ensemble Dialogos, directed by Katarina Livljanić. [France Musique]

  • Cellist Mario Brunello performs at the Festival Présences, in the Grand Théâtre de Provence, with music by Bach, Judith Weir (b. 1954), and Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962). [France Musique]

  • As mentioned earlier this week, you can watch the production of Benoît Mernier's new opera La Dispute, from the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. [De Munt]

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