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28.4.13

In Brief: Cool Spring 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.)


  • The French premiere of Gerald Barry's new opera The Importance of Being Earnest, recorded last month in Nancy, plus a performance of Viktor Ullmann's one-act opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, recorded in February in Lyon. [France Musique]

  • Watch Marc Minkowski conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder, with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter as soloist, and Beethoven's third symphony. [Medici.tv]

  • Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Wiener Staatsoper, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin, plus Haydn's Symphony No. 94 ("Mit dem Paukenschlag") and Liszt's Les Préludes. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Munich Radio Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Chorus perform Verdi's Ernani at the Prinzregententheater, conducted by Friedrich Haider. [BR-Klassik]

  • Christoph Eschenbach was back in Paris last month conducting the Orchestre National de France in a performance of Brahms's German Requiem, with soprano Ruth Ziesak and baritone Matthias Goerne as soloists, plus the Maîtrise de Radio France and Choeur de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Enrico Onofri conducts the Kammerorchester Basel in a performance of Handel's opera Poro, Rè dell'Indie at the Theater Basel last summer, with Franco Fagioli, Sonia Prina, Kristina Hammarström, Veronica Cangemi, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Philippe Jordan conducts the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris in a concert at the Opéra Bastille, including Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with violinist Veronika Eberle, cellist Danjulo Ishizaka, and pianist Martin Helmchen. [France Musique]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, a performance of Haydn's oratorio The Seasons, with Philippe Herreweghe conducting the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Collegium Vocale Gent, plus soloists Christina Landshamer, Werner Güra, and Florian Boesch. [France Musique]

  • Quartets by Mozart, Hindemith, Brahms, and Debussy, as performed by the Quatuor Arcanto in the Auditorium du Louvre. [France Musique]

  • From a concert recorded at Cadogan Hall in London in February, violinist Janine Jansen conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in two violin concertos by Mozart and Bartók's Divertimento for Strings. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cornelius Meister conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in Bruckner's ninth symphony, Shoichi Yabuta's Anima, and Korngold's violin concerto, with Renaud Capuçon as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Raphaël Pidoux joins the Quatuor Girard for a program of chamber music by Luigi Boccherini (two string quintets, one quartet) in the Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay last month. [France Musique]

  • A tribute to John Eliot Gardiner for his 70th birthday, with excerpts of his recent recordings of music by Bach, including of the motets. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pascal Rophé conducts the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris in a concert of music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky, with pianist François-Frédéric Guy as soloist, plus speaker William Nadylam and the Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris and the Choeur de l'Armée Française, at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • An unusual concert by flutist Veronika Blachuta and organist István Mátyás, with music by Humperdinck, Bach, Mozart, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Igor Levit earlier this month at the Wigmore Hall in London, with music by Bach, Schubert, Prokofiev, and Liszt. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital by violinist Chi Li and pianist Jonathan Fournel, with music by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, and Bazzini. [France Musique]

  • Listen to André Messager's opera Fortunio, conducted in Lyon by John Eliot Gardiner in 1987. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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