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28.7.13

In Brief: Armchair Festival 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.) No one could possibly listen to all of it.


  • From the Festival de Beaune, Ottavio Dantone leads his Accademia Bizantina in a performance of Vivaldi's opera L'Incoronazione di Dario, from 1717, starring tenor Anders Dahlin (Dario) and mezzo-soprano Kristina Hammarström (Statira). [France Musique]

  • Pair that with Accademia Bizantina's performance of Vivaldi's Tito Manlio, with Sergio Foresti, Roberta Invernizzi, and others, recorded last year at the Kracow Opera. [ORF]

  • Watch the recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov at the Verbier Festival, with music by Liszt, Scriabin, and Chopin -- the same program he played in Washington earlier this year. [Medici.tv]

  • Semyon Bychkov leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the BBC Proms, starring Robert Dean Smith (Tristan) and Violetta Urmana (Isolde). [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]

  • Watch William Christie conduct Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie at Glyndebourne, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sarah Connolly as Phaedre. [Glyndebourne]

  • Peter Phillips conducts Musica Reservata de Barcelona in a concert of sacred music by Francisco Guerrero, Joan Pau Pujol, and Victoria, recorded last April in the Eglésia de Santa Anna in Barcelona. [ORF]

  • From the beautiful church of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre in Paris, watch a performance of the music from the Llibre Vermeil de Montserrat by the Musiciens de Saint-Julien and the Maîtrise de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Charles Dutoit continues his Beethoven at the Verbier Festival: watch the concert of Beethoven's fourth and fifth piano concertos (with Denis Kozhukhin and Yevgeny Sudbin as soloists), plus the Choral Fantasy with Elisabeth Leonskaja and the Collegiate Chorale. [Medici.tv]

  • Watch Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos from the Glyndebourne festival, starring Thomas Allen, Soile Isokoski, and Kate Lindsey. [Glyndebourne]

  • Also from Glyndebourne, a 2009 production of Falstaff, with Mark Elder conducting Laurent Naouri and Ailyn Perez. [Glyndebourne]

  • The 2012 production of Le Nozze di Figaro from Glyndebourne, starring Vito Priante, Lydia Teuscher, and Sally Matthews. [Glyndebourne]

  • Manfred Honeck opens the Carinthische Sommer Festival with pianist Till Fellner and the Camerata Salzburg, in music by Mozart. [ORF]

  • Valery Gergiev leads the Verbier Festival Orchestra in excerpts of operas by Verdi and Wagner, with a star cast of singers including Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, and Eva Maria Westbroek. [Medici.tv]

  • Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at the Salzburg Festival in a performance of Mahler's colossal eighth symphony, with Emily Magee, Anna Prohaska, Klaus Florian Vogt, Detlef Roth and others as soloists. [Medici.tv]

  • Now you can listen (maybe -- stream seems not to be working) to that Don Giovanni from the Aix-en-Provence Festival, which so moved Marie-Aude Roux to change her opinion of the Cherniakov staging -- with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Minkowski. [France Musique]

  • Watch a recital by pianist Jan Lisiecki, playing music by Bach and Chopin, recorded at the Verbier Festival. [Medici.tv]

  • A performance of Benjamin Godard's 1895 opéra-comique La Vivandière, starring mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch, with the Choeur de Radio France and the Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, conducted by Patrick Davin. [France Musique]

  • You have to listen to them live, but I have been catching to the broadcasts of the Kirill Petrenko Ring cycle from Bayreuth on BR-Klassik. Look at the schedule put together by the wonderful folks at Operacast for future broadcasts: Siegfried is on July 29 and Götterdämmerung is on July 31, followed by Tannhäuser on August 1, and Andris Nelsons -- concussion or no -- conducting Lohengrin on August 2. [Operacast]

  • At the same time, Daniel Barenboim is leading a Ring cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Proms. Unfortunately, these streams will disappear in a few days, so listen now. [Das Rheingold | Die Walküre 1 | Die Walküre 2 | Die Walküre 3 | Siegfried 1 | Siegfried 2 | Siegfried 3]

  • Countertenor Andreas Scholl and soprano Elisabeth Scholl join the Accademia Bizantina, under director Ottavio Dantone, for music by Monteverdi, Handel, Geminiani, Pergolesi, and Vivaldi, recorded at the Festival de Beaune. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival de Radio France et de Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon, the early music ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro and countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić perform music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Caldara, and others. [France Musique]

  • Christian Zacharias leads the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in music by Bach, Mozart, and Schubert, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili, oboist François Leleux, and pianist Jan Lisiecki as soloists, plus soprano Lisa Milne and others and the Collegiate Choral for Schubert's Mass No. 6. [Medici.tv]

  • Mark Wigglesworth leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, in music of Brahms and Wagner, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as part of the Robeco Summer Series. [ORF]

  • At the Verbier Festival, watch pianist Khatia Buniatishvili play music by Mussorgsky, Liszt, Chopin, and Ravel. [Medici.tv]

  • Organist Lidia Ksiazkiewicz and horn player Zora Slokar join for an unusual program of music by Messiaen, Jacques Boyvin, Litaize, and others, recorded last May in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Paul McCreesh directs pianist Bertrand Chamayou and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in music of Mozart and Pavel Vranicky, for the closing of the Festival de Radio-France et de Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • The second part of that festival-closing concert featured music of Beethoven, with pianist Nicholas Angelich and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. [France Musique]

  • Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Bruckner Orchester Linz and St. Florianer Sängerknaben in music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Georg Friedrich Haas ("Traum in des Sommers Nacht", Hommage à Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy), and Musorgsky. [ORF]

  • Bernard Haitink conducts the Orchestre National de France at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, playing music by Bartók, Beethoven, and Ravel. [France Musique]

  • At the Styriarte Festival, Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads Concentus Musicus Wien in music by Joseph Lanner, plus Schubert's Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797, with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink. [ORF]

  • At the Proms, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Raphael Wallfish perform Elgar and Bantock. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Pianists Lisa Batiashvili and Khatia Buniatishvili play Schubert and Franck at the Verbier Festival. [Medici.tv]

  • String quartets by Casella, Respighi, and Malipiero, performed by the Quatuor Thymos in the Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano at the Royal Albert Hall, in music by Mozart and Rachmaninoff. [BBC Proms]

  • The Casal Quartett plays the Styriarte Festival, with music by Brahms and Piazzolla, joined by pianist Christopher Hinterhuber. [ORF]

  • The Maîtrise de Radio France, at the Salle Malraux in Bondy, performs Beethoven's Irish Songs and Vincent Manac'h's Chansons de la pointe. [France Musique]

  • Cellist Christian Pierre La Marca, violist Adrien La Marca, and pianist François Dumont play music by Enesco, Thierry Escaich, Robert Schumann, and Rachmaninoff at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • A recital by accordion player Elodie Soulard from the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, including music by Bach, Schubert, Grieg, and Liszt. [France Musique]

  • At the Proms, Juanjo Mena conducts as the BBC Philharmonic perform works by Beethoven and John McCabe. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, young pianist Behzod Abduraimov plays music by Saint-Saëns, Schubert, and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • From the Lille Pianos Festival last month, a recital by pianist Anne Queffélec with music by Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Claude Debussy, and others. [France Musique]

  • The Trio Van Baerle plays music by Frank Martin (Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes), Willem Jeths (Chiasmos, 2000), and Brahms at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Marianna Shirinyan perform music by Schumann, Fauré, Shostakovich, Sollima, and Tchaikovsky, at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Thomas Schippers conducts a classic recording of Puccini's La Bohème, recorded at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958, starring Licia Albanese (Mimi), Laurel Hurley (Musetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Rodolfo), and Mario Sereni (Marcello). [ORF]

  • Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell as soloist and Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, the same program they performed here in Washington earlier this summer. [BBC Proms]

  • From the Verbier Festival, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth play with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. [Medici.tv]

  • The piano trio of Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, and Angela Cheng play music by Beethoven, Kodály, and Mendelssohn, at the Verbier Festival. [Medici.tv]

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