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19.5.13

In Brief: Almost Wagner's Birthday 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.)


  • From the Musikverein in Vienna (video embedded at right), Daniele Gatti leads a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle with the Orchestre National de France and the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, plus soloists Barbara Frittoli, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Saimir Pirgu, and Carlo Colombara. [France Musique]

  • To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Hindemith, Markus Poschner conducts the Munich Radio Orchestra and Chorus in the composer's When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd. [BR-Klassik]

  • Here is a concert of music by Bach and Telemann performed by Concerto Köln, recorded last summer in the Kirche Orp-le-Grand in Orp-Jauche. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Alexandre Tharaud plays Ravel's piano concerto for the left hand with the Orchestra National de France, with Daniele Gatti also conducting performances of Stravinsky's Petrushka (the 1947 version) and Ravel's second suite from Daphnis et Chloé, recorded last month at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • Watch Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic at the Dresden Music Festival, where they performed Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms and Magnus Lindberg's Kraft in Volkswagen's Die Gläserne Manufaktur. [Medici.tv]

  • Riccardo Chailly leads the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Chorus in Liszt's Faust-Symphony and Edgard Varèse's Arcana. [BR-Klassik]

  • Soprano Juliane Banse joins the Quatuor Voce for Berg's Seven Early Songs and the world premiere of Graciane Finzi's Mademoiselle Else, a chamber opera for string quartet and voice, plus quartets by Mendelssohn and Berg. [France Musique]

  • Hans-Christoph Rademann leads the Dresdner Barockorchester and Dresdner Kammerchor in a performance of Heinrich Schütz's Psalmen Davids, with soloists Dorothee Mields, David Erler, George Poplutz, and Stephan MacLeod, recorded last October in the Frauenkirche in Dresden. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • At the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, the Maîtrise de Radio France performs some recent choral music by Patrick Burgan, Alain Louvier, Bernard de Vienne, Vincent Bouchot, Gabriel Sivak, and Guillaume Connesson, with Denis Comtet at the piano and organ. [France Musique]

  • Paavo Järvi leads the HR-Sinfonieorchester in Nielsen's fourth symphony, Edvard Grieg's Norwegian Dances, and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with Janine Jansen as soloist, recorded last month in the Alten Oper Frankfurt. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital of songs by Fauré, Hahn, Koechlin, and Duparc with mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux and pianist Roger Vignoles, recorded in the auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay. [France Musique]

  • Tenor Mauro Peter and pianist Helmut Deutsch perform a song recital, including music by Schubert, Beethoven (An die ferne Geliebte), and Robert Schumann (Dichterliebe), recorded earlier this month in Hohenems. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Belcea Quartet, pianist Fazil Say, and friends perform a benefit concert in memory of Mihaela Ursuleasa, recorded last month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Mezzo-soprano Wilke te Brummelstroete joins the Brussels Philharmonic for a program of music by Stravinsky and Schoenberg, recorded at the Cité de la Musique last month. [France Musique]

  • A rebroadcast of Handel's Giulio Cesare from the Metropolitan Opera with Natalie Dessay, David Daniels, and Alice Coote. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Leonardo García Alarcón conducts his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea in a program of early Baroque music by Sigismondo d'India and others, recorded in February at Ambronay. [France Musique]

  • The Irish Baroque Orchestra and friends perform at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk, with music by Corelli, Torelli, Bertali, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Festival of Chopin and His Europe in 2011, Michal Szymanowski joins the Wroclaw Philahrmonic Orchestra for a concerto and other pieces by Paderewski, plus some other music. [France Musique]

  • Listen to this 1984 recording of Ferenc Erkel's opera Hunyadi László, starring Andras Molnar, Sylvia Sass, and Denes Gulyas (Hunyadi Laszlo), with the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Janos Kovács. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to the concert featuring the winners of the Concours de musique de chambre de Lyon, recorded last month. [France Musique]

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