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26.5.13

In Brief: Rite of What 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.) Now you know what to do with your day off tomorrow.


  • Philippe Herreweghe conducts four Bach cantatas (BWV 73, 44, 48, and 109) plus the motet Komm, Jesu, komm (Johann Schelle, 1684) with his ensemble Collegium Vocale Gent and a group of soloists led by soprano Dorothee Mields, recorded last January in Bruges. [France Musique]

  • Watch the classic choreography of Minkus's La Bayadère, by Marius Petipa and updated by Yuri Grigorovich, from the Bolshoi Ballet. [Medici.tv]

  • From the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk, the Hilliard Ensemble performs responsories by Carlo Gesualdo. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Marc Minkowski conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Wiener Festwochen, in Beethoven's third symphony, Haydn's "La Reine" symphony, and Gluck's ballet music for Don Juan. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Omer Meir Wellber conducts the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in Verdi's Il Trovatore, starring Artur Rucinski (Count di Luna), Carmen Giannattasio (Leonora), Mara Mastalir (Inez), and Marina Prudenskaya (Azucena). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A performance of Gustav Albert Lortzing's comic opera Der Wildschütz at the Volksoper Wien, conducted by Alfred Eschwé, starring Daniel Ochoa (Graf von Eberbach), Alexandra Kloose (Die Gräfin), Mirko Roschkowski (Baron Kronthal), and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • To commemorate the passing of French composer Henri Dutilleux, here is his string quartet Ainsi la nuit on a concert performed by the Quatuor Arcanto at the Théâtre du Châtelet in 2010, plus four mélodies from 1942, performed by baritone Marc Calahen and pianist Fériel Kadour, recorded in 2009. [France Musique]

  • Radio France also put together a mini-retrospective of Dutilleux's music, including Citations (1985-1990), Timbres espaces Mouvement (1976-1978), Métaboles (1962-1964), The Shadows of Time (1995–1997), Correspondances (2003), and Le Temps L’Horloge (2007-2009). [France Musique]

  • Plus this survey of Dutilleux's symphonic music: the first symphony (1951), Deux sonnets de Jean Cassou (orchestral version and piano version with the composer at the piano, 1954), and the second symphony (1957), in historical recordings. [France Musique]

  • Thomas Larcher conducts the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic in songs by Ravel, Takemitsu, Stravinsky, Larcher, and others, with soprano Christina Landhamer, recorded at the Musik im Riesen festival earlier this month. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Valery Gergiev leads the chorus and orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater at the Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele with bass Mikhail Petrenko and violinist Vadim Repin, in music by Gubaidulina (Offertorium) and Shostakovich (Symphony No. 13). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Jérémie Rhorer leads his ensemble Le Cercle de l’Harmonie in Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony and the Requiem Mass with soloists including soprano Miah Persson. [France Musique]

  • Christoph Hammer leads the Concerto Stella Matutina in E in Arcadia sum, a 'pasticcio of concertos and cantatas by Giuseppe Valentini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giuseppe Torelli, Francesco Gasparini, and Handel, with soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk last week. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Riccardo Chailly lead the Berlin Philharmonic last January, with Mendelssohn's "Italian" symphony and Bruckner's sixth, at the Philharmonie. [France Musique]

  • From last month, Ivor Bolton leads the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, with violinist Gidon Kremer and flutist Maria Fedotova, in a concert of music by Mozart, Haydn, Sofia Gubaidulina, and others at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • John Wilson leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert in Glasgow last March, with William Walton's Portsmouth Point overture, Gerald Finzi's cello concerto (with Paul Watkins as soloist), Holst's ballet music The Perfect Fool, and Arnold Bax's The Garden of Fand. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Herbert Blomstedt led the Czech Philharmonic last December in Prague, with pianist Yulianna Avdeeva in Mozart's 17th piano concerto, plus Dvořák's seventh symphony. [France Musique]

  • From the Collégiale St-Marc-la-Lande, a program of Italian cantatas and sonatas from the 17th century (Frescobaldi, Barbara Strozzi, and others), performed by countertenor Damien Guillon, cellist Ageet Zweistra, theorbist Eric Bellocq, and harpsichordist Kevin Manent. [France Musique]

  • From the Internationalen Barocktage Stift Melk earlier this month, chamber music of the 17th century performed by violinist Veronika Skuplik, lutenist Evangelina Mascardi, and harpist Lincoln Almada. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Nikolaj Znaider conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in music of Martinsson, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky, with violinist Vilde Frang as soloist. [GSO-Play]

  • Contemporary Egyptian composers were featured at the Festival Présences last January in Aix-en-Provence, including this concert by the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble and friends in the Grand Théâtre de Provence. [France Musique]

  • A concert from last summer's Salzburg Festival by violinist Joshua Bell, violist Lawrence Power, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianist Dénes Várjon, with music by Josef Suk, Dvořák, and Martinů. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Igor Levit's recital at the Wigmore Hall last February, including Prokofiev's seventh piano sonata. [France Musique]

  • From the Pesaro Festival, a performance of Rossini's Armida conducted by Daniele Gatti in 1993. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Artemis Quartet playing music of Beethoven and Schubert, recorded at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2008. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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