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29.12.13

In Brief: Streaming in the New Year 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.


  • It is still Christmas, so here is Mikko Franck conducting the Grand concert de Noël with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Keep the Christmas cheer going with a selection of Christmas music by Michel Corrette, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Henry Du Mont, performed by the Maîtrise de Radio France and conductor Sofi Jeanin in the Eglise St-Eustache in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Bach's Christmas Oratorio, recorded by Les Arts Florissants in the Eglise Saint-Séverin in 2006. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • James Conlon leads the Orchestre National de France in a performance of Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ, with Stéphanie d'Oustrac and Stéphane Degout, recorded last May in the Basilica of Saint-Denis. [ORF]

  • A nice pairing of Respighi's Lauda per la natività del Signore and Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, from the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and colleagues. [BR-Klassik]

  • A lovely Christmas program by Ensemble Gombert, recorded in Melbourne's Xavier College Chapel earlier this month, with music by Howells, Andrea Gabrieli, Palestrina, Gombert, and others. [ABC Classic]

  • Recorded for Euroradio Christmas Day in 1999, Jakub Jan Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass. [Klasika]

  • A classic recording of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel, recorded in Vienna in 1978, with Georg Solti leading a cast starring Lucia Popp (Gretel), Brigitte Fassbaender (Hänsel), Walter Berry (Besenbinder), and Edita Gruberova (Taumännchen). [ORF]

  • From Barcelona, Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducts his Ensemble Matheus in a performance of Handel's Messiah, recorded last year, with soprano Sandrine Piau, countertenor David DQ Lee, tenor Topi Lehtipuu, and baritone Florian Boesch. [RTBF]

  • A rare performance of Benedetto Marcello's oratorio Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni dell'anno, by the Venice Monteverdi Academy and the Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte, conducted by Roberto Zarpellon at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Asolo. [ORF]

  • A recital by baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber, with music by Schumann (including Dichterliebe) and Fauré, recorded in October at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • Chamber music by Bach, Beethoven, Lutoslawski, and others, by pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and Lichail Lifits, plus violinist Vilde Frang, recorded at the Wigmore Hall last June. [RTBF]

  • A concert of Music of the Czech Baroque, recorded earlier this month by Ensemble Inégal in the Church of St. Martin in the Wall in Prague. [Klasika]

  • Listen to new music by composers Hèctor Parra and Raphaël Cendo, performed at Donaueschingen by the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and Ensemble musikFabrik. [France Musique]

  • Music by Liszt, Bartok, and Brahms performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, with pianist Igor Levit. [RTBF]

  • A performance of Donizetti's Don Pasquale recorded last year at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, starring Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Don Pasquale) and Marlis Petersen (Norina). [ORF]

  • From the Opéra Comique, Emmanuel Krivine leads a performance of Robert Schumann's Manfred, performed by actor Pascal Rénéric, the chamber choir Les Éléments and the Chambre Philharmonique. [France Musique]

  • The last three piano sonatas of Franz Schubert, performed by Paul Lewis. [RTBF]

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads the Concentus Musicus Wien in Beethoven's first symphony and third symphony, recorded at the Musikverein in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Pianist Alexander Melnikov plays music by Scriabin, Schubert, and Prokofiev at the Verbier Festival last August. [RTBF]

  • Raphaël Pichon leads the Ensemble Pygmalion in a performance of J. S. Bach's B Minor Mass, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden in Brahms's third symphony and first symphony, recorded last year in Dresden. [ORF]

  • A recital by soprano Véronique Gens and pianist Susan Manoff, with music by Fauré, Duparc, Debussy, Chausson, and Reynaldo Hahn, recorded at the Schwetzingen Festival. [France Musique]

  • The Hilliard Ensemble celebrates its fortieth birthday with a concert in the Oratoire du Louvre, with music by Perotin, Victoria, Byrd, and others, including plainchant. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in Schnittke's viola concerto, with Yuri Bashmet as soloist, plus Tchaikovsky's first symphony. [ORF]

  • Listen to music, including the op. 28 preludes by Chopin, performed by Grigory Sokolov at the Salzburg Festival and elsewhere. [ORF]

  • Clarinetist Gerald Pachinger and the Ensemble Wien perform music by Haydn, Schubert, and Joseph Lanner. [ORF]

  • From earlier this month, listen to pianist Romain Descharmes, the Orfeon Pamplonés and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Alain Altinoglu, perform music by Saint-Saëns and Ravel. [France Musique]

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