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1.9.13

In Brief: Rest from Your Labor 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.)


  • Watch the closing concert of the Annecy Classic Festival, as Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Denis Matsuev, in Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and second piano concerto. [Medici.tv]

  • Members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and pianist Jeremy Denk perform music by Bach, Brahms, Ligeti, and Ives, recorded last month. [ABC Classic]

  • The Glyndebourne Festival Opera performs Britten's Billy Budd at the Proms, with Andrew Davis at the podium. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, the Accademia Bizantina and RIAS Kammerchor perform music by Charpentier, Croft, and Handel, in honor of the anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. [France Musique]

  • Donald Runnicles leads the Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser, starring Robert Dean Smith (Tannhäuser) and Heidi Melton (Elisabeth) at the Proms. [ORF]

  • At the Salzburg Festival, Hans Graf leads the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in Mozart's "Prague" Symphony and the world premiere of Gerhard Wimberger's Passion Giordano Bruno. [ORF]

  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Sibelius's Pohjola's Daughter, Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, Bantock's The Witch of Atlas, and Prokofiev's third piano concerto at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Schwarzenberg Festival, the Belcea Quartet performs Mozart's "Hoffmeister-Quartett" and Haydn's Seven Last Words, with Thomas Quasthoff as speaker. [ORF]

  • Berio's Linea for two pianos, marimba, and vibraphone and Boulez's Sur incises, performed at the Festival de Montpellier. [France Musique]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, a performance of Haydn's oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia (Hob. XXI/1), featuring the Orchestra la Scintilla, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, and soloists Patricia Petibon (Sara), Sen Guo (Raffaelle), and Ann Hallenberg. [ORF]

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Bruckner's seventh symphony, Mozart, and Peter Eötvös at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Rachel Podger and Marcin Swiatkiewicz perform at the Festival de Montpellier, with music by Pisendel, C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Tartini, and Vivaldi. [France Musique]

  • Jiří Bělohlávek leads the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester in music by Josef Suk and Kodály, plus Martinů's second violin concerto with Isabelle Faust as soloist, recorded last year in Leigzig. [ORF]

  • At the BBC Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers perform music by Brahms, Charlotte Seither, and Stravinsky. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Maurizio Benini conducts a performance of Verdi's Don Carlo. [France Musique]

  • Hear Riccardo Muti conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in a performance of Verdi's Requiem, at the Salzburg Festival. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Nuit du Piano at the Annecy Classic Festival, with performances by pianists Sunwook Kim, Sanja Bizjak, David Kadouch, Yulianna Avdeeva, and 10-year-old prodigy Varvara Kutuzova. [Medici.tv]

  • From the Bregenz Festival, Gérard Korsten leads the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in music of Puccini and Martinů, plus Miecyslaw Weinberg's violin concerto with Ilya Gringolts as soloist. [ORF]

  • The Camerata Nordica plays the Cadogan Hall, with music by Britten, Tippett, and Walton. [BBC Proms]

  • Pianist Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter plays music by Chopin, Glazunov, and Szymanowski at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. [France Musique]

  • Hear the London Symphony Orchestra at the Proms, with Valery Gergiev conducting music of Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina, and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • Paul Agnew leads the European Union Baroque Orchestra in music by Rameau and Purcell, recorded last year in Warsaw. [ORF]

  • Yuri Temirkanov conducts the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Annecy Classic Festival, in music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Verdi, and Elgar. [Medici.tv]

  • Jesús Parra and Simon Rattle lead the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Infantil de Venezuela, at the Salzburg Festival, in music by Gershwin, Ginastera, and Mahler (the first symphony). [ORF]

  • Watch opera arias by Mozart, Offenbach, and Rossini performed by young singers Julia Jérosme (soprano), Suzanne Jérosme (soprano), Catherine Trottmann (mezzo-soprano), Eduard Mas Bacardit (tenor), and Laurent Arcaro (baritone), with pianist Tristan Pfaff. [Medici.tv]

  • A performance of Rossini's Petite messe solennelle from the Christians Kirke in Copenhagen, with the Danish Radio VokalEnsemblet conducted by Olof Boman. [Danish Radio]

  • From the Carinthischer Sommer festival, the Kuss Quartett plays quartets by Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn, with Udo Samel reciting poetry by Heinrich Heine. [ORF]

  • A recital by cellist Boris Andrianov and guitarist Dmitri Illarionov at the Annecy Classic Festival. [Medici.tv]

  • Christoph Hammer (fortepiano) and Dorothea Seel (transverse flute) perform music by Franz Xaver Mozart, Ignaz Anton Ladurner, Josef Alois Ladurner, Johann Baptist Gänsbacher, Franz Bühler, and Franz Schubert, recorded at the Musiksommer Pustertal festival. [ORF]

  • The Orchestre des Étoiles du Lac Baïkal performs music of Grieg and other composers at the Annecy Classic Festival, under conductor Fayçal Karoui and with pianist Denis Matsuev. [Medici.tv]

  • At the Festival de Radio-France, the Diogenes Quartett performs music by Mozart, Schubert, and Humperdinck. [France Musique]

  • A classic recording of Verdi's Aida, from La Scala in 1955, starring Maria Callas (Aida), Richard Tucker (Radames), Fedora Barbieri (Amneris), and Tito Gobbi (Amonasro), conducted by Tullio Serafin. [ORF]

  • The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Lunaisiens performs a program of music from and relating to the era of Napoleon. [France Musique]

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