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3.3.13

In Brief: Sede Vacante 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.)


  • Listen to Simon Rattle conduct the Berlin Philharmonic at the Salle Pleyel, with Mitsuko Uchida as soloist in Beethoven's third piano concerto, soprano Barbara Hannigan in Dutilleux's song cycle Correspondances (2003), and Schumann's third symphony. [France Musique]

  • If you wanted to hear Plácido Domingo sing the title role of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the Vienna State Opera, here is a recording made in February. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Zubin Mehta conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony, plus Yefim Bronfman in Bartók's second piano concerto. [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch Tugan Sokhiev conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, with Olga Borodina, Bryan Hymel, and the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna's Musikverein. [Medici.tv]

  • Cornelius Meister conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester in Sibelius's fifth symphony , plus Grieg's second suite from Peer Gynt and Arvo Pärt's Credo for piano, chorus, and orchestra. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • We enjoy keeping up with what Leonard Slatkin is doing these days with the Orchestre National de Lyon: how about a concert performance of Ravel's fine short operas L'Heure espagnole and L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, performed last month at the Salle Pleyel? [France Musique]

  • From back in 2011, a performance of Antoine Dauvergne's opera Hercule mourant, from 1761, with Christophe Rousset conducting Les Talens Lyriques and a cast including Andrew Foster-Williams, Véronique Gens, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, and Jaël Azzaretti at the Opéra Royal de Versailles. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Andreas Staier plays the harpischord solo in Poulenc's Concert champêtre, plus Poulenc's Suite française and Dvořák's seventh symphony, with Thomas Zehetmair conducting the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The concert is followed by a 1966 recording (Erato) of Poulenc's organ concerto, with the late organist Marie-Claire Alain and the Orchestre National de l'ORTF, under conductor Jean Martinon. [France Musique]

  • Also, from the Salle Molière in Lyon, a recital by Andreas Staier on fortepiano, with music by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, and Bach. [France Musique]

  • Kirill Karabits conducts the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra in music of Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky, and Schtschedrin's sixth piano concerto with Anna Gourari. [BR-Klassik]

  • David Robertson conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in music of Mozart (the "Paris" symphony), Mackey (Stumble to Grace, with Orli Shaham as soloist), Prokofiev's first symphony, and Matthew Hindson-William Barton's Kalkadungu, a concerto for didgeridoo, recorded last summer in the Sydney Opera House. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Stefan Solyom directs the Göteborg Symphony last month, with music by Albert Schnelzer, Berwald, Wagner, and Elgar (the cello concerto with Truls Mørk). [GSO-Play]

  • Watch Roberto Alagna and Nino Machaidze headline the cast in a concert performance of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles, recorded at the Salle Pleyel last month. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Rodolfo Richter conducts the Academy of Ancient Music, with mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, at the Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay, performing music by Veracini, Merula, Vivaldi, Albinoni, and Ferrandini. [France Musique]

  • Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Berlin Philharmonic and Ernst Senff Chor Berlin, last summer, with music by Ives (the fourth symphony), Gershwin, Antheil, and Bernstein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Live from Bordeaux, the Soirée spéciale des Victoires de la musique classique 2013. [France Musique]

  • Listen to pianist Lise de la Salle in recital last May in Graz, with music by Beethoven and Liszt. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Music by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff played by pianist Nelson Goerner, recorded last month in the Salle Gaveau in Paris. [France Musique]

  • A 2011 recital by Katia Buniatishvili, with music by Chopin, Stravinsky, and Liszt, at the Wiener Musikverein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • At last summer's Salzburg Festival Valery Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Prokofiev's fifth symphony, plus Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and Musorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death, with tenor Sergei Semishkur and the Vienna State Opera Chorus Chorus. [France Musique]

  • Recorded in 2011 at the Wiener Konzerthaus, violist Isabel Charisius joins the Belcea Quartet for music by Haydn, Janáček, and Mozart (the K. 516 string quintet). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From a concert in 2011 in Stuttgart, harpist Xavier de Maistre joins the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Constantinos Carydis, for music by Beethoven, Debussy, Strauss, and Henriette Renié. [France Musique]

  • It was April 1968, and Charles Bruck conducted a performance of music by Lili Boulanger -- Vieille prière Bouddhique (1914), Du fond de l'abîme, Psaume 130 (1910-1917), Pie Jesu (1918), La terre appartient à l’Éternel, Psaume 24 (1916) -- with tenor Michel Sénéchal, others singers, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF and Chorus. [France Musique]

  • From 1983, listen to Marilyn Horne sing the title role of Rossini's Tancredi. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Christina Pluhar conducts her ensemble L'Arpeggiata last July at Cadogan Hall in London, as part of the Proms. [France Musique]

  • Radio France recorded a recital of Beethoven, Dvořák, and Poulenc by cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and pianist Adam Laloum. [France Musique]

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