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In Brief: Happy 100th Britten 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.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

  • Graeme Jenkins leads a performance of Britten's Peter Grimes at the Wiener Staatsoper, starring Herbert Lippert and Gun-Brit Barkmin. [ORF]

  • Jan Latham-Koenig conducts Billy Budd at the Göteborg Opera, starring Mathias Zachariassen (Vere), Joa Helgesson (Billy), and Clive Bayley (Claggart). [RTBF]

  • Britten's War Requiem with soprano Sabina Cvilak, tenor Allan Clayton, and baritone Roderick Williams, plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Semyon Bychkov. [RTBF]

  • From last June's Aldeburgh Festival, soprano Emma Bell joins Marc Elder and the Hallé Orchestra for music by Britten, plus the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's A Tribute. [France Musique]

  • From last July's Aix-en-Provence Festival, tenor Ian Bostridge, Gianandrea Noseda, and the London Symphony Orchestra perform music by Britten and Shostakovich. [France Musique]

  • From last summer's Proms, trumpeter Alison Balsom and the Camerata Ireland perform music by Britten and his contemporaries. [France Musique]

  • The SWR Vocal Ensemble performs music by Britten, Brahms, and Hindemith, recorded in the Speyer Dreifaltigkeitskirche as part of the Schwetzingen Festival. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Benjamin Britten conduct Mahler's fourth symphony, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and other works in Suffolk and Snape Maltings. ORF]

  • Tenor Robin Tritschler and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform music by Britten, Poulenc, and Satie, recorded last May at Hoddinot Hall in Cardiff. [France Musique]

  • Mark your calendar: next Sunday, you can watch the production of Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten from Munich, in a staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski conducted by Kirill Petrenko. [Bayerische Staatsoper TV]

  • From last month, Philippe Jordan leads a concert performance of Strauss's Elektra at the Bastille, starring Waltraud Meier, Iréne Theorin, and Evgeny Nikitin. [France Musique]

  • Watch cellist Antonio Meneses and pianist Maria João Pires play sonatas by Beethoven, plus music by Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded this week at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Soprano Sandrine Piau and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux join conductor Riccardo Minasi and Il Pomo d'Oro for a program of music by Telemann and Handel, recorded in the Chapelle Royale de Versailles. [France Musique]

  • In a concert recorded last month at the Cité de la Musique, the Ensemble Intercontemporain performs a tribute to Samuel Beckett, with Pascal Dusapin's Quad (with violinist Hae-Sun Kang) and Morton Feldman's For Samuel Beckett. [France Musique]
  • Listen to a recital by pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, first prize winner at the Chopin Competition in 2010, with music by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Chopin. [BR-Klassik]

  • Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann joins the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stéphane Denève, for music by Dutilleux, Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel. [RTBF]

  • The Mandelring Quartett plays string quartets by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich in the Wiener Musikverein. [ORF]

  • The Accademia Bizantina, RIAS Kammerchor, and soloists perform music by Sweelinck, Charpentier, Handel, and William Croft, at the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu. [ORF]

  • Watch Leonard Slatkin conduct the Orchestre National de Lyon, with organist Vincent Warnier in Poulenc's organ concerto. []
  • Osmo Vänskä conducts the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in Sibelius's fifth symphony, plus music of Grieg and Hummel (second piano concerto, with soloist Stephen Hough) [ORF]

  • George Benjamin conducts another performance of his opera Written on Skin, from the Opéra Comique, with Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Davide Monti leads Il Tempio Armonico and Alexis Kossenko leads Les Ambassadeurs in music by Bach and Vivaldi, recorded last August in Paradyz, Poland. [ORF]
  • The Orchestre National de France plays the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with pianist David Fray and conductor David Afkham, in music by Mozart and Shostakovich (15th symphony). [France Musique]

  • Fabio Luisi leads the Vienna Symphony and pianist Jasminka Stancul in the world premiere of Franz Schmidt's Phantasiestück für Klavier und Orchester and Mahler's ninth symphony. [ORF]

  • Otto Klemperer leads the New Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Wagner's Flying Dutchman, starring Theo Adam (Der Holländer), Anja Silja (Senta), Martti Talvela (Daland), and James King (Erik), recorded in London in 1968. [ORF]

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