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24.3.13

In Brief: Holy Week 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.)


  • Harry Christopher conducts The Sixteen in a concert recorded in February at the Wigmore Hall in London, featuring excerpts from Monteverdi's Selva morale e spirituale. [France Musique]

  • Franz Welser-Möst conducts Berg's Wozzeck at the Wiener Staatsoper, with a cast led by Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck), Anne Schwanewilms (Marie), and Gary Lehman (Tambourmajor). If you understand German, listen to this interview with Schwanewilms about the production. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Mariss Jansons conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's sixth symphony, plus excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Stravinsky's Firebird. [BR-Klassik]

  • Baritone Tobias Berndt and pianist Alexandre Melnikov join the RIAS Kammerchor for a concert pairing Renaissance sacred music by Palestrina and Lassus with sacred music by Franz Liszt. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Emmanuel Chabrier's Le Roi malgré lui, recorded at the Wexford Opera last October, with Liam Bonner, Luigi Boccia, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • You can watch the Stefan Herheim staging of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio at the Salzburg Festival in 2006, on YouTube. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Listen to a rare performance of Johann Adolf Hasse's serenata Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra, with Vivica Genaux and Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli in the title roles, accompanied by Le Musiche Nove and directed by Claudio Osele, recorded in Vienna earlier this month. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Maria João Pires joins members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for a concert of chamber music by Schubert, recorded in Munich in January. [France Musique]

  • Angela Hewitt conducts and plays two of Beethoven's piano concerti with the Britten Sinfonia, recorded at the Barbican Center in London in January, plus Wagner's Siegfried-Idyll. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • John Storgårds directs the Göteborg Symphony in a trumpet concerto by Rolf Wallin, with soloist Håkan Hardenberger, plus a symphony by Korngold. [GSO-Play]

  • Recorded at the Opéra Comique in February, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performs music by Mozart including a flute concerto with Magali Mosnier and the harp concerto with Xavier de Maistre. [France Musique]

  • If you have always wanted to hear Richard Strauss's Duett-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon with strings and harp, this is your chance, in a performance by the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, plus music by Britten and Beethoven. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Dutilleux's first symphony and Beethoven's first symphony, plus Bartók's second violin concerto with Gil Shaham as soloist, at the Salle Pleyel. [France Musique]

  • Tenor Giuseppe di Vittorio joins the ensemble I Turchini di Antonio Florio for Baroque music by Kapsberger, Marini, and others. [France Musique]

  • Watch Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conduct the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Beethoven and Brahms, plus Shostakovich's first cello concerto with Johannes Moser as soloist. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Listen to Plácido Domingo's performance, as a baritone, in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, recorded in Vienna in February. [France Musique]

  • Here is the 1993 recording of Tchaikovsky's opera Mazeppa made in Göteborg with Neeme Järvi conducting a cast that included Sergej Leiferkus (Mazeppa), Anatoly Kotscherga (Kotschubei), and Larissa Dyadkova (Ljubow). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Yoel Levi conducts the Orchestra National d'Ile de France in Beethoven's fifth symphony and violin concerto, with soloist Veronika Eberle, plus a piece by Christina Athinodorou, winner of the "île de créations" composition competition, called Intermède pour une mer jamais vue. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Maurizio Baglini joins musicians from the Orchestre National de France for an unusual concert of chamber music by Salieri, Rossini, Verdi, and Glinka. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for music by Dvořák and Bartók, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • From back in 2002, Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in music by Mendelssohn, plus music by Bach and Mozart. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A young trio named Trio con Fuoco performs Mendelssohn and Beethoven in the Auditorium du Louvre. [France Musique]

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