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2.3.14

In Brief: More Winter 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.

  • The performance of Puccini's La fanciulla del West from the Opéra Bastille in Paris, starring Nina Stemme (Minnie), Claudio Sgura (Jack Rance), and Marco Berti (Dick Johnson), with Carlo Rizzi at the podium. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the broadcast of Borodin's Prince Igor from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Ildar Abdrazakov and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. [ORF]

  • String quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert performed by the Quatuor Mosaïques, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. [BBC3]

  • Music by François Couperin and Lully, performed by Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, recorded in Graz last December. [ORF]

  • Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform Gluck's Philémon & Baucis, recorded in Brussels in 2006. [ORF]

  • John Eliot Gardiner leads the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in motets, cantatas, and concertos by Bach. [RTBF]

  • Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner and Brahms. [BBC3]

  • The closing concert of the Présences Festival, featuring music by Jörg Widmann (Armonica), Johannes Boris Borowski, and Pierre Boulez (Le visage nuptial), performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Choeur de femmes de Radio France, and Pascal Rophé at the Cité de la musique last month. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From the Edinburgh Festival last August, a recital of music by Debussy and Ligeti, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. [RTBF]

  • Donald Runnicles leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Grieg's A minor piano concerto (with Lars Vogt as soloist), Elgar's Cockaigne, and Shostakovich's first symphony, recorded in Aberdeen in January. [ORF]

  • Listen to Andrew Manze conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in music by Schumann, Beethoven, and Copland. [BBC3]

  • Vivaldi concertos performed by Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini. [RTBF]

  • Soprano Sophie Karthauser and pianist Eugène Asti perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Poulenc, Satie, and Honegger, in a recital recorded at the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris. [France Musique]

  • The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Järvi and joined by pianist Alexander Toradze, perform music by Arvo Pärt, Shostakovich, and Franz Schmidt, recorded in Frankfurt. [France Musique]

  • Matthias Pintscher conducts the Ensemble Intercontemporain in music by Anton Webern, Robert Schumann, Giacinto Scelsi, Mauricio Kagel, Igor Stravinski, Maurice Ravel, Bernd Aloïs Zimmermann, and Karol Szymanowski at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • Cellist Johannes Moser and pianist Paul Rivinius perform music by Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Witold Lutoslawski, and Johannes Brahms, recorded last May in Schwetzingen. [France Musique]

  • Music by Nicolas Mondon, Gérard Pesson, and Jérôme Combier performed by the Ensemble Cairn and the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, recorded last month at the Goethe Institute in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux performs Baroque arias with the Capella Gabetta, recorded in 2012 at the Eglise de Villars-sur-Glâne. [France Musique]

  • The 1979 recording of Bellini's Norma, with James Levine conducting Renata Scotto (Norma), Tatiana Troyanos (Adalgisa), Giuseppe Giacomini (Pollione), Paul Plishka (Oroveso), and Ann Murray (Clotilde). [ORF]

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