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5.5.13

In Brief: First Communion 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.)


  • Watch the production of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande from Brussels, directed by Pierre Audi and conducted by Ludovic Morlot, with sets by Anish Kapoor and a cast that includes Stéphane Degout and Sandrine Piau. [De Munt]

  • Debussy's rather beautiful Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien, in a performance by the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under conductor Alain Altinoglu, with the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien and soloists Patricia Petibon, Isabelle Druet, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with Jérémie Rhorer conducting his ensemble Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and the Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with a cast including Markus Werba and Miah Persson. [France Musique]

  • From last December, Christian Thielemann conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Mozart, the last with pianist Maurizio Pollini as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch the Europa Konzert by the Berlin Philharmonic for its 131st anniversary, with Simon Rattle and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. [Medici.tv]

  • An encore performance of Johann Christian Bach's Amadis de Gaule with Le Cercle de l'Harmonie and Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, conducted by Jérémie Rhorer at the Opéra comique in Paris. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a concert of Baroque music by Handel, Stradella, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, and Geminiani, performed by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, with Andrea Marcon conducting soprano Patricia Petibon. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • If you missed the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites with a cast including Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Patricia Racette (Madame Lidoine), and Elizabeth Bishop (Mère Marie). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Here is the recital by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes recorded last month at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, with music by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. [France Musique]

  • String quartets by Joseph Marx, Mozart, and Berg, performed by the Steude Quartett at the Wiener Musikverein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Salle Pleyel, pianists Bertrand Chamayou and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger join the Orchestre de Paris and conductor Louis Langrée in music of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Fauré. [France Musique]

  • Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani perform's Bach's Goldberg Variations, at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From last April at the Royal Festival Hall in London, a concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra with music by Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Leif Segerstam. [France Musique]

  • From the Proms last September, Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Strauss and Haydn's "London" symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Yefim Bronfman joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Marc-André Dalbavie, Bartók, and Brahms. [BR-Klassik]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Nicholas Angelich, at the Salle Molière in Lyon, with music by Chopin, Schumann, and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • A children's concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, featuring La boîte à joujoux by Claude Debussy and Marie Desplechin, with Eric Ruf as speaker. [France Musique]

  • From the Barbican Hall last December, a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra with violinist Maxim Vengerov and conductor Robin Ticciati, including the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies's Fanfare: Her Majesty's Welcome. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • David Grimal leads Les Dissonances in music by Schoenberg and Brahms. [France Musique]

  • The 1977 live recording of Verdi's La Forza del Destino, with Leontyne Price, Cornell MacNeil, and Placido Domingo, conducted by none other than James Levine. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Quatuor Tana plays music by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Nepomuceno, and a new work by Daniel d'Adamo. [France Musique]

  • Pianists Katia Labèque and Marielle Labèque and friends perform music by Satie, Duckworth, Cage, and others. [France Musique]

  • The brass ensemble the Quintette Eburon plays arrangements of music by Rameau, Scheidt, and Telemann. [France Musique]

  • Baritone Stephan Genz and pianist Michel Dalberto perform a recital of songs by Brahms and Wolf. [France Musique]

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