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17.3.13

In Brief: Habemvs Papam 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.)


  • Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Britten's War Requiem, in honor of the Britten centenary, with Christian Gerhaher as soloist. [BR-Klassik]

  • Oooh, a lovely recital by mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux at the Amphithéâtre Bastille, with music by Mahler, Lekeu, Chausson, and Elgar. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Marin Alsop with her other band, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, in music by Revueltas, Enrico Chapela (Magnetar, a concerto for electric cello, with Johannes Moser as soloist), and Prokofiev. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Here is Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, recorded on February 16 at the Royal Opera House in London. [France Musique]

  • Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Bruckner Orchester Linz, in music by Copland and Beethoven, plus Kurt Schwertsik's new flute concerto with Atmen, du unsichtbares Gedicht!, with Ildiko Deak as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert by the Quatuor Ebène, recorded in January at the Auditorium du Louvre, with music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • Martin Haselböck directs the Wiener Akademie in music of Liszt (Zwei Episoden aus Lenaus Faust, the second Mephisto Waltz, Excelsior, and Am Grabe Richard Wagners) and Wagner. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch the production of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia from Brussels, directed by Guy Joosten. [De Munt]

  • Claudio Abbado conducts the Orchestra Mozart in a concert recorded last November at the Vienna Musikverein, with Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony, the overture to Schumann's Genoveva and Schumann's second symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Martin Helmchen joins the Orchestre National de France for the Schumann piano concerto, with Andrés Orozco-Estrada also conducting music by Kodály and Rachmaninoff. [France Musique]

  • Osmo Vänskä and violinist Baiba Skride join the Vienna Symphony for Mozart's A major violin concerto, plus Sibelius's Lemminkäinen Suite. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to the new violin concerto by Rebecca Saunders, Still, with Caroline Widmann as soloist, in a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra recorded last year at the Barbican Hall. [France Musique]

  • If you missed the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Riccardo Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini, here is another chance. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A concert featuring Debussy's La Demoiselle élue with the Cappella Amsterdam and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded last year in Utrecht. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester and Wiener Singakademie in Schumann's Requiem für Mignon and the Brahms German Requiem, with soloists Christiane Karg, Katharina Sellschopp-Meister, Dorottya Láng, Ida Aldrian, and Florian Boesch. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Choeur de Radio France performs music by Palestrina, Goffredo Petrassi (Motteti per la Passione, 1965), and Ildebrando Pizzetti (Missa di Requiem, 1922), recorded at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde. [France Musique]

  • Philipp Steinaecker conducts Musica Saeculorum in music by Wagner (the overture to Die Feen and the Siegfried-Idyll) and Bruckner's first symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Orchestre National de France plays music by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Bizet, conducted by Christian Zacharias. [France Musique]

  • Robert Heger conducts a rare performance of Gustav Albert Lortzing's opera Zar und Zimmermann, with a cast headed up by Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier, and Nicolai Gedda, with the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Radio Chorus, recorded in Dresden in 1965. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • If the San Francisco Symphony strike extends through their visit to Washington, we may have to console ourselves with this 2010 concert, with the overture to Wagner's Flying Dutchman, Berg's suite from Lulu (with soprano Erin Wall, and Beethoven's violin concerto (with James Ehnes as soloist). MTT conducts. [France Musique]

  • Flutist Emmanuel Pahud and friends in a concert of music by Debussy, Ravel, and Brahms. [France Musique]

  • Harpis Emilie Gastaud friends in a recital of unusual music for combinations of harp, viola, flute, and soprano. [France Musique]

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