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21.7.13

In Brief: Weekend at Castleton 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.) Good luck finding the time to listen to and watch all of them!


  • Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresdner Kammerchor, MDR Rundfunkchor, and Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden in music of Wagner (Das Liebesmahl der Apostel) and Mendelssohn's "Reformation" Symphony. [ORF]

  • John Eliot Gardiner performs music of Bach with the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir, at the Aldeburgh Festival. [ORF]

  • More from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, with the Britten Sinfonia under Ryan Wigglesworth, with soprano Sophie Bevan, in music of Michael Tippett, Britten, and Bartók. [ORF]

  • A rare performance of André Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice, with Erik Nielsen conducting the Prague Philharmonic Chorus and the Vienna Symphony, at the Bregenz Festival, starring Richard Angas, Christopher Ainslie, and Charles Workman. [ORF]

  • The London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, performing Britten (with Ian Bostridge) and Shostakovich's sixth symphony. [France Musique]

  • The Verbier Festival got under way this weekend, and you can watch many of the concerts online, starting with Charles Dutoit leading the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Lera Auerbach's In Praise of Peace and Beethoven's ninth symphony, with tenor Joseph Desmarest, soprano Lisa Milne, mezzo soprano Lilli Paasikivi, tenor Pavel Černoch, and bass Matthew Rose as soloists, plus the Collegiate Chorale. [Medici.tv]

  • Gerd Kühr leads Ensemble 19, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, and soprano Marie-Friederike Schöder in music by Hans Werner Henze at the Styriarte Festival. [ORF]

  • Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Academy of St. Cecilia Rome celebrate Verdi at the Proms, with soprano Maria Agresta. [Part 1 |Part 2]

  • A performance of Rossini's Guillaume Tell from last February, at the Nederlands Opera in Amsterdam, with Nicola Alaimo (Guillaume Tell), Helena Rasker (Hedwige), Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy), Marina Rebeka (Mathilde), and John Osborn (Arnold Melchtal), under the baton of Paolo Carignani. [ORF]

  • Renaud Capuçon joins Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, for Max Bruch's first violin concerto, plus music by Berlioz and Rimsky-Korsakov. [France Musique]

  • The Quatuor Ebène and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt perform music by Haydn, Bartók, and Schubert (the C major string quintet) at the Schwarzenberg Festival. [ORF]

  • Thomas Adès conducts music by Britten, Lutoslawski, and himself, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI celebrate the centenary of the kingdom of Granada, founded in 1013, with a concert at the Abbaye de Fontfroide. That concert is preceded by a 2011 concert by the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of the Chopin Festival. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Vilde Frang and pianist Michail Lifits play music by Ravel, Mozart, and Lutoslawski. [BBC Proms]

  • Richard Egarr leads the Academy of Ancient Music in performances of music by Handel, Corelli, and Valentini, a remembrance of Handel's time in Rome, with soprano Sophie Bevan. [BBC Proms]

  • Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja join the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra for Haydn (Symphony No. 104), Schumann (piano concerto), and Dvořák (Symphony No. 8). [Medici.tv]

  • The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra performs at the Proms, with conductor Jonathan Nott leading Mahler's fifth symphony and music of Lachenmann. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore perform music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, the Gesang der Jünglinge and, from Mittwoch aus 'Licht', the Welt-Parlament. [BBC Proms]

  • Watch pianist Yevgeny Sudbin in recital at the Verbier Festival, playing music by Liszt, Scarlatti, Debussy, and Scriabin. [Medici.tv]

  • At the Proms, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome perform Mozart's Symphony 35, Schumann's Piano Concerto (with Jan Lisiecki as soloist), and Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • At the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Matthew Schellhorn perform music by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Johannes Maria Staud, and Debussy. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Frank Braley and musicians from the Orchestre National de France perform music by Franz Alexandre Pössinger and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • Charles Dutoit leads performances of Beethoen's first three piano concertos at the Verbier Festival, with pianists Louis Schwizgebel, David Kadouch, and Adam Laloum. [Medici.tv]

  • Music by Rameau, Leclair, and others arranged for flute (Karl-Heinz Schütz), viola (Gerhard Marschner), and harp (Charlotte Balzereit), at the Styriarte Festival in Graz. [ORF]

  • Harpsichordist Jean Rondeau performs music by Domenico Scarlatti, Padre Antonio Soler, and himself, at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, a concert performance of Giordano's Madame Sans-Gêne, with the Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the chorus of the Opéra National de Montpellier and Latvian Radio Chorus, live in the Opéra Berlioz in Montpellier. [France Musique]

  • The BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Proms performs Strauss (Alpine Symphony) and Szymanowski, under conductor Søndergård at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the church of St. Magdalena im Moos, as part of the Musik Sommer Pustertal festival, Evangelina Mascardi plays music for guitar and lute by Leopold Weiss, Charles Mouton, and others. [ORF]

  • From the Internationaler Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb, in Vienna earlier this month, listen to a recital by the winner of the first prize, Maria Mazo, with music by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Scriabin. [ORF]

  • James Gaffigan conducts American or America-inspired music by Adams, Copland, and Dvořák with the Orchestre National de France, at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Juanjo Mena, performs Nielsen's fourth symphony, plus Rachmaninoff's second piano concert, with Nobuyuki Tsujii as soloist. [BBC Proms]

  • Also from the Festival Radio France et Montpellier, young singers from the Centre National d'Artistes Lyriques perform music by Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti, Lionel Ginoux, and others. [France Musique]

  • Herbert Blomstedt conducts a performance of Beethoven's Leonora, the first version of Fidelio, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, recorded in 1976, starring Edda Moser (Leonore), Helen Donath (Marzelline), and Richard Cassilly (Florestan). [ORF]

  • A recital by pianist Tamila Salimdjanova, with music by Bach, Debussy, Schumann, Liszt, and Khurshida Hasanova. [France Musique]

  • Violist Adrien Boisseau and pianist Gaspard Dehaene perform music by Schubert, Charlotte Bray, and Brahms. [France Musique]

1 comment:

Scott NYC said...

I have only recently started reading IonArts. I am very grateful to have the weekly listing of available online music events. Thank you so much for this, and the rest of your content.