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18.8.13

In Brief: Books, Dirty Looks 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 that last week of summer vacation.

  • Listen to an all-Schumann recital by baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber, including Dichterliebe, recorded at the Salzburg Festival. [ORF]

  • The Tallis Scholars, led by Peter Phillips, perform with Renaissance polyphony by Gesualdo and John Taverner (mainly the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas). [BBC Proms]

  • Watch the production of Verdi's Don Carlo at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Jonas Kaufmann, Matti Salminen, and Anja Harteros, in a staging by Peter Stein. [Medici.tv]

  • A rare performance of Antonio Caldara's oratorio Maddalena ai piedi di Christo by the Collegium Marianum Prag and directed by Jana Semerádová, recorded last May at the Internationalen Barocktage Stift Melk 2013. [ORF]

  • Listen to Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at the Salzburg Festival, with Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Placido Domingo, and the Munich Radio Orchestra. [ORF]

  • Listen to Josef Mysliveček's opera Olimpiade, in a performance with the Ensemble Collegium 1704 under conductor Václav Luks, recorded at the Estathes Theatre Prague in May. [Czech Radio]

  • Robert Jindra conducts the forces of the National Moravian-Silesian Theater of Ostrava last November, in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's opera Armida. [Czech Radio]

  • From the piano festival at La Roque d'Anthéron, a recital by virtuoso extraordinaire Marc-André Hamelin, playing Alkan (Aime-moi), Chopin (third sonata), and Liszt (excerpt from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, and Venezia e Napoli). [France Musique]

  • Stephen Hough and the Sinfonia Varsovia play piano concertos by Mendelssohn (G minor, op. 25) and Brahms (no. 1), at La Roque d'Anthéron. [France Musique]

  • The recital by Evgeny Kissin at the Salzburg Festival, playing music of Schumann (Fantasiestücke, op. 12; Novelette, op. 21/8) and Chopin (four ballades, plus encores). [ORF]

  • Jiří Bělohlávek conducts the Czech Philharmonic in a performance of Smetana's Má vlast, for the opening concert of the Czech Opera Festival at Litomyšl. [Czech Radio]

  • Daniel Grossmann conducts the Orchestr Jakobsplatz München in a concert at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord in Terezín (Theresienstadt) last month, to honor those who died in the concentration camp in Terezín. [Czech Radio]

  • A performance of Verdi's Requiem, with Riccardo Muti leading the Vienna Philharmonic and soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala, and Dmitry Belosselskiy, at the Salzburg Festival. [ORF]

  • Andrew Davis leads a performance of Michael Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage at the Proms, starring Paul Groves and Erin Wall. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]

  • Music of Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy, and Ravel, with Charles Dutoit conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Andris Nelsons leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Verdi and Tchaikovsky opera excerpts, with soprano Kristine Opolais, plus Dvořák's eighth symphony. [BBC Proms]

  • The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler's second symphony at the Proms. [France Musique]

  • You can watch the 2010 production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd from Glyndebourne, starring Mark Padmore as Captain Vere. The Glyndebourne streams will be withdrawn on August 25, so watch them soon. [Glyndebourne]

  • Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in music of Janáček and Beethoven, plus Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3. [BBC Proms]

  • Listen to Cornelius Meister lead the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in Smetana, Birtwistle (the violin concert with Christian Tetzlaff), and Mahler's fourth symphony (with soprano Dorothea Röschmann). [ORF]

  • Valery Gergiev leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Borodin's second symphony and Glazunov's second piano concerto (with Daniil Trifonov as soloist), plus Gubaidulina's The Rider on the White Horse and Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. [BBC Proms]

  • The Quatuor Mosaiques plays string quartets by Beethoven and Schubert at the Styriarte Festival in Graz. [ORF]

  • Bertrand Chamayou plays music by Schubert (12 Ländler) and Liszt (excerpts from Années de pèlerinage) at the Festival de Montpellier. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Jean Frédéric Neuburger in two concerts, one with Ensemble Initium (quintets for winds and piano by Beethoven and Mozart) and the other with the Quatuor Amedeo Modigliani, at La Roque d'Anthéron. [France Musique]

  • From the Richard Wagner Festival "Von Leipzig nach Bayreuth 2013," David Afkham directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in music of Wagner and Schumann, recorded last May. [ORF]

  • From the Festival de Saintes, cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and pianist Gabriele Carcano plays cello sonates by Brahms. [France Musique]

  • In case you missed it on the BBC Web site, the concert by the Academy of Ancient Music at the Proms, with soprano Sophie Bevan. [ORF]

  • Chamber music featuring the Trio Wanderer and three pianists, Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser, and Christian Ivaldi, at La Roque d'Anthéron. [France Musique]

  • A concert by the Simón Bolívar String Quartet at the Salzburg Festival, with music by Ginastera, Ravel, Shostakovich, and others. [ORF]

  • From La Roque d'Anthéron, a recital by Anne Queffélec playing music by Satie, Poulenc, Debussy, and others. [France Musique]

  • Bruce Ford and Renée Fleming star in Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra, recorded in London in 1994 with David Parry conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. [ORF]

  • The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra plays music by Wagner, Berg, and Beethoven at La Roque d'Anthéron. [France Musique]

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