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In Brief: Memorial 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 a concert of improvisations by pianist Gabriela Montero, recorded at the Montreal International Musical Competition. []

  • More music from Félicien David, Le Désert, Ode-symphonie en trois parties, from 1844, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Accentus, plus the fifth piano concerto of Saint-Saens with Bertrand Chamayou as soloist. [France Musique | ARTE Video]

  • A performance of Ferdinando Bertoni's L'Orfeo from Ferrara, with the Orchestra da Camera Lorenzo da Ponte and Coro Accademia dello Spirito Santo, starring Vivica Genaux and others. [ORF]

  • Watch some of the performances from the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. [ARTE]

  • Listen to music of Lutoslawski, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, perfored by the Orchestre National de France and violinist Joshua Bell. [France Musique | ARTE Video]

  • Listen to a performance of Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann, starring Yosep Kang, Daniela Fally, and others at the Wiener Staatsoper. [ORF]

  • A song recital by soprano Mojca Erdmann and pianist Gerold Huber, with music of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Richard Strauss, recorded last March at the Festival Klangraum Waidhofen. [ORF]

  • Lionel Bringuier conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in music of Dukas, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz (Les nuits d'été with soprano Véronique Gens). [France Musique]

  • A performance of Bach's St. John Passion with the Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw and Cappella Amsterdam, conducted by Daniel Reuss, recorded in Utrecht. [Avro Klassiek | Part 2]

  • Live from the Wigmore Hall, the English Concert plays Handel and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. [BBC3]

  • Soloists from the Orchestre National de France perform Le conte fantastique by André Caplet. [France Musique]

  • Watch pianist Lars Vogt, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff perform the complete piano trios of Brahms, recorded at the Auditorium du Louvre. []

  • Violinist Vadim Repin joins the Vienna Symphony for Prokofiev's second violin concerto, with Lionel Bringuier also conducting music by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Kodály. [ORF]

  • The ensemble Prague Modern perform music by Dai Fujikura (b. 1977), Messiaen, Miroslav Srnka, and Johannes Maria Staud, under conductor Pascal Gallois. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Verdi's Rigoletto from Brussels, starring Dimitri Platanias, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, and Simona Saturova. [RTBF]

  • The Kammerorchester Basel plays Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String. [Avro Klassiek]

  • The Halle Choir and Orchestra play Brahms's Nanie and Mahler's 9th Symphony. [BBC3]

  • Harpsichordists Bob van Asperen and Olivier Baumont give a tribute to the memory of Gustav Leonhardt, with a performance of Bach's Art of the Fugue. [France Musique]

  • The Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw and conductor Kenneth Montgomery perform Beethoven's fifth piano concert, with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, recorded in Amsterdam. [Avro Klassiek]

  • Listen to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, under conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, perform music by Shostakovich and Mahler. [RTBF]

  • Rafal Blechacz joins the Vienna Symphony for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and music of Beethoven, including the second piano concerto and the Egmont overture. [ORF]

  • Listen to the English Music Festival, live from the abbey in Dorchester-on-Thames. [BBC3]

  • A recital by violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi, with music by Schubert, Prokofiev, Avner Dorman, and Beethoven. [ORF]

  • Music of Bach and Telemann performed by L'Atelier de Musique Moderne, the Maîtrise de Caen and others. [France Musique]

  • From Amsterdam, violinist Vilde Frang and violist Nils Mönkemeyer play Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Kammerorchester Basel. [Avro Klassiek]

  • From the Festival de Pâques in Deauville, music by Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Brahms performed by violist Antoine Tamestit, pianist Nicholas Angelich, and friends. [France Musique]

  • The Strada Quartet performs music of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at the Festival de Pâques in Deauville. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the recording of Donizetti's La Favorite made in Bologna, starring Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, and others. [ORF]

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