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1.12.13

In Brief: Thanksgiving 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.


  • Watch Christophe Rousset conduct Salieri's opera Les Danaïdes, with Les Talens Lyriques and starring Judith Van Wanroij (Hypermnestre) and Tassis Christoyannis (Danaüs), at the Opéra Royal de Versailles. [Medici.tv]

  • From La Fenice in Venice, a staging of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine directed by Leo Muscato, with Emmanuel Villaume conducting Jessica Pratt (Inès), Veronica Simeoni (Sélika), and Gregory Kunde (Vasco de Gama). [Medici.tv]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Haydn's opera Il Ritorno di Tobia. [RTBF]

  • Listen to a recital by the Artemis Quartet at the Wiener Konzerthaus, with music by Haydn, Bartók, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, a program reviewed quite warmly by our Jens Laurson at the first performance. [ORF]

  • A recital by pianist Nelson Freire, playing music by Mozart, Brahms, Prokofiev, Granados, Chopin, and others, at the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Milana Chernyavska give a recital at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, with music by Tartini, Mendelssohn, Sarasate, and Ravel. [RTBF]

  • Listen to one of the operas I studied in my dissertation, Antonio Sacchini's Renaud, ou la Suite d'Armide, performed by Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, recorded at Versailles in October 2012. [ORF]

  • Laurence Equilbey conducts her vocal ensemble Accentus and the Insula Orchestra in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, in a concert performance at the Opéra Royal de Versailles. [France Musique]

  • Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, plus a Haydn symphony, Mendelssohn's E minor violin concerto (with Volkhard Steude as soloist). [ORF]

  • Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Wiener Staatsoper, with a cast starring Brindley Sherratt (Sarastro), Benjamin Bruns (Tamino), Olga Pudova (Königin der Nacht), and Chen Reiss (Pamina). [ORF]

  • Two concerts from the Wigmore Hall in London, by violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien, plus one by Yevgeny Sudbin. [RTBF]

  • Watch Bertrand de Billy conduct the Orchestre de Paris, in music by Saint-Saëns (Symphony in A major) and Schubert (Mass No. 6, in E-flat major), recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From the Festival d'Automne, a concert recorded at the Amphithéâtre Bastille, with music by Hans Abrahamsen, Mark Andre, and Rebecca Saunders. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette from the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, starring Annick Massis and Aquiles Machado. [RTBF]

  • Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff join pianist Lars Vogt for music by Schubert and Dvořák and the Schwarzenberg Festival in September. [France Musique]

  • Listen to mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and Simon Lepper perform a recital at La Monnaie in Brussels, with music by Wolf, Strauss, Wagner, and Korngold. [RTBF]

  • Violinist Renaud Capuçon joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Salle Pleyel, under conductor Lionel Bringuier, in music by Dukas, Saint-Saëns, and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • Watch several performances from the Young Pianists Festival in Amsterdam. [AVRO Klassiek]

  • Jean-François Zygel leads one of his Clefs de l’orchestre concerts, performing Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, recorded at the Théâtre du Châtelet. [France Musique]

  • From the Utrecht Early Music Festival in September, the Huelgas Ensemble performs I Trionfi by Orlando di Lasso. [ORF]

  • Pianist Nelson Freire joins the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra for music by Chopin, Glück, Mahler, and Shostakovich, recorded in the Salle Pleyel. [France Musique]

  • Also listen to Nelson Freire with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, in music by Schumann and Bruckner. [RTBF]

  • Soprano Elina Garanca joins the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern, under conductor Karol Mark Chichon, for music by Verdi, Bizet, and Beethoven. [RTBF]

  • Mikhail Tatarnikov leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Nikolai Lugansky, in Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto, plus the same composer's second symphony, recorded in Vienna. [ORF]

  • The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performs music by Debussy, Messiaen, and Saint-Saëns, with clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou and conductor Myung-Whun Chung. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, with Valery Gergiev conducting pianist Daniil Trifonov and trumpeter Timur Martynov as soloists, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Neeme Järvi conducts the NDR Sinfonieorchester at the Usedomer Musikfestival last month, in music by Mozart, Peeter Vähi (flute concerto), and Eduard Tubin (Symphony No. 4). [ORF]

  • Gamba player Juan Manuel Quintana, violinist Rodolfo Richter, and harpsichordist Nicholas Parle perform German chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries, by Buxtehude, Erlebach, J. S. Bach, Froberger, and others, recorded last month in the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Adam Fischer conducts the Österreichisch-Ungarische Haydn-Philharmonie and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, in music of Haydn, recorded in Graz in September. [ORF]

  • Stéphane Denève conducts the Munich Symphony Orchestra in music by Prokofiev, Roussel, and Ravel, plus Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with soloist Gil Shaham. [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch the awards concert of the Diapasons d'Or 2013, featuring Max Emanuel Cencic, Anne Queffélec, Adam Laloum, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Thomas Adès, and Jonas Kaufmann. [France Musique]

  • Recorded at the Rheingau Music Festival last July, a recital by the trio of Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, and Nicholas Angelich. [ORF]

  • Listen to the live recording, made in the Berlin Philharmonie in 1992, of Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, with Claudio Abbado conducting a cast including Sylvia McNair (Corinna), Cheryl Studer (Madama Cortese), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), and Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo). [ORF]

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