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12.5.13

In Brief: Call Mom 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 last month, John Eliot Gardiner leads a performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, with English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir at Royal Albert Hall. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • In case you missed it, listen to the La Scala production of Verdi's Nabucco with Leo Nucci and Liudmyla Monastyrska, recorded in February. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Cité de la Musique, a recital by Quatuor Meta4 featuring four pieces by Kaija Saariaho (including Serenatas, from 2012, and Mirage, from 2008) and the Voces intimae quartet by Sibelius. [France Musique]

  • The excellent Vienna Piano Trio performs music by Alfredo Casella, Busoni, Respighi, and Wolf-Ferrari in the auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay last month. [France Musique]

  • Simon Rattle leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in excerpts of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre (with soprano Barbara Hannigan) and Schumann's second symphony, plus music of Sibelius (Luonnotar) and Haydn, in a concert recorded last November. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Verdi's Don Carlo, recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées last month (stream actually not available until May 13), with Gianandrea Noseda conducting the forces of the Teatro Regio in Turin, starring Stefano Secco, Barbara Frittoli, Ludovic Tézier, and Ildar Abdrazakov. [France Musique]

  • Have a listen to a song recital (music by Poulenc, Ravel, Obradors, others) by soprano Patricia Petibon and pianist Susan Manoff, recorded last month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • To celebrate the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's triumph at Carnegie Hall, watch them perform Ligeti's Lontano, Chopin's second piano concerto (with Rafał Blechacz), and Holst's Planets, conducted by John Storgårds and recorded earlier this month. [Medici.tv]

  • From Ambronay, a concert of Baroque music by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Krieger, and others performed by the ensemble Sopra il Basso. [France Musique]

  • Yutaka Sado leads the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich in Bernstein's second symphony ("Age of Anxiety") with soloist Marc-André Hamelin, who also plays his own Variations on a Theme of Paganini, plus Shostakovich's fifth symphony, in a concert recorded in Vienna in March. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Peter Oundjian conducts the Choeur de Radio France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in music by Kristoph Maratka (the French premiere of Vábení) and Smetana's Ma Vlast. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the Vienna Symphony, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher last month, perform Bruckner's F minor Mass and Arthur Honegger's third symphony ("Liturgique"). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, pianists Roland Pontinen and Itamar Golan and friends perform pieces by Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Hindemith. [France Musique]

  • Neeme Järvi conducts the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, with music by Dvořák plus Mozart's bassoon concerto. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Yan Levionnois, violinist Guillaume Chilemme, and violist Marie Chilemme perform music by Mozart, Jonathan Harvey (Three Sketches, 1989), and Robert Schumann, at the Deauville Festival. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Deauville Festival, the Ferdinand Ries chamber transcription of Beethoven's third symphony, plus Elgar's op. 84 Quintet, performed by violinist Amaury Coeytaux and friends. [France Musique]

  • From the Klangraum Waidhofen last month, a recital by pianist Valentina Lisitka with music by Liszt, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Musicians from the Orchestre National de France perform music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus pieces by Luciano Gallet and Camargo Guarnieri. [France Musique]

  • A concert by the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine last month, with Alain Altinoglu conducting music by Debussy, Dukas, and Stravinsky (Firebird, 1919 version). [France Musique]

  • Ruggiero Leoncavallo also composed an opera on La Bohème, recorded in 1981 by the Munich Radio Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus, starring Bernd Weikl and Lucia Popp. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Here is a recent performance of Bartók's Duos for two violins, with Agnès Pyka and Jan Talich, recorded by Radio France. [France Musique]

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