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30.6.13

In Brief: R.I.P Google Reader 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 Wiener Festwochen, Till Fellner plays music by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Schumann. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital by the excellent pianist Alexander Melnikov, with music by Arthur Lourié, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Debussy, all of it published in 1913, the year of the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. [France Musique]

  • More music from around 1913, by Albert Roussel, Szymanowski, Berg, Honegger, and others, performed by pianist Ariane Saguet, mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill, and musicians of the Orchestre National de France, conducted by Jean Deroyer. [France Musique]

  • For the 250th birthday of Johann Simon Mayr, the Munich Radio Orchestra, conducted by George Petrou, performs the composer's opera La Ginevra di Scozia. [BR-Klassik]

  • Emmanuelle Haïm conducts her ensemble, the Concert d'Astrée, in a performance of Charpentier's opera Médée, starring Michèle Loisier (Médèe), Anders Dahlin, Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Laurent Naouri, and others, recorded last year at the Opéra de Lille. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A performance of Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle, recorded in May at the Musikverein in Vienna, with Daniele Gatti leading 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. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • José Miguel Perez-Sierra conducts a performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Hui He (Cio-Cio San) and Roberto Alagna (Pinkerton), at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona last May. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées a recital by Nicholas Angelich, with music by Ravel and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • The Prague Chamber Orchestra performs music by Martinů, Dussek, Zdeněk Lukáš, and Jan Baptist Vanhal, recorded earlier this month in Prague, with harpist Kateřina Englichová. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • At the Cathedral of Saint-Denis, watch a performance of the "Et incarnatus est" from Mozart's Grande Messe in C minor and Mahler's fourth symphony, featuring soprano Mojca Erdmann and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. [ARTE Live Web]

  • A selection of unusual music by Schubert, including the overture to Der Teufel als Hydraulicus and the F major octet, with violinists Hanna Weinmeister and Daniel Sepec and friends, recorded at the Schwarzenberg Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Trio Ernest Chausson plays trios by Cécile Chaminade and its namesake, at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord. [France Musique]

  • From the Cathedral of Saint-Denis, watch the Choeur de Radio France and Maîtrise de Radio France join the Orchestre National de France under Kristjan Järvi for Arvo Pärt's Cecilia, vergine romana (2000-2002) and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Semyon Bychkov conducts the Webern Symphony Orchestra in Debussy's La Mer and Richard Strauss's Eine Alpensymphonie, in Vienna. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa and pianist Alphonse Cemin, with music by Chausson, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc, as part of the Festival de Saint-Denis. [France Musique]

  • Music by Debussy, Chausson, Meyerbeer, Poulenc, Brahms, and Schubert at the Schwarzenberg Festival, performed by soprano Brenda Rae, clarinetist Martin Fröst, and pianist Roland Pöntinen. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Organist Olivier Wyrwas plays a recital in the church of Notre Dame des Blanc Manteaux. [France Musique]

  • Claudio Abbado turned 80 years old this week. To celebrate, listen to his 1994 recording of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Vienna Philharmonic, starring Bo Skovhus (Conte), Cheryl Studer (Contessa), Lucio Gallo (Figaro), Sylvia McNair (Susanna), and Cecilia Bartoli (Cherubino). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • You can watch a few concerts from the Flâneries Musicales de Reims, including 14-year-old trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin-Vary playing Hummel's trumpet concerto. [Medici.tv]

  • A recital by cellist Edgard Moreau and pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Rameau's Les Indes galantes, recorded in January at the Vienna Konzerthaus for the Festival Rezonanzen, with the Simphonie de Marais. [France Musique]

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