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1.6.14

In Brief: Graduation 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.


  • Listen to a performance of Rossini's Tancredi, starring Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Tancredi) and Patrizia Ciofi (Amenaide), recorded this past week at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Jörg Widmanns Lied and Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major, recorded in Munich last December. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Listen to the Quatuor Mosaïques perform music by Anton Reicha, Louis Emmanuel Jadin, Félicien David, and Beethoven, recorded at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Bruckner (Mass in D Minor). [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch the final round of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, where Korean soprano Sumi Hwang edged out Belgian soprano Jodie Devos. [ARTE]

  • The BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs Messiaen's L'Ascension and Mahler's fourth symphony, with soprano Ailish Tynan, under conductor Jac van Steen. [France Musique]

  • The vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta performs Salomone Rossi's Songs of Solomon. [France Musique]

  • To mark the anniversary of the death of Olivier Messiaen, Loïc Mallié performs an organ recital at the Eglise de La Trinité in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Janine Jansen plays the Brahms violin concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, with Antonio Pappano also conducting William Walton's first symphony, recorded in January at the Barbican Hall. [ORF]

  • If you missed Luca Pisaroni's dynamite recital of Beethoven, Brahms, and Liszt, listen to the same program recorded at the Musikverein in Vienna, with pianist Wolfram Rieger. [ORF]

  • In Geneva, mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana joins the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and conductor Neeme Järvi in music of Mahler and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon, starring Joyce DiDonato, recorded last January at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. [France Musique]

  • Rossini's La Cenerentola in the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. [ORF]

  • Harpsichordist Olivier Baumont and violonist Julien Chauvin perform the Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. [France Musique]

  • The Ensemble Intercontemporain performs music by contemporary composers from China (and other places). [France Musique]

  • From the Musikverein in Vienna, cellist Tatjana Vassilieva joins Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris for music by Musorgsky, Shostakovich, Ravel, and Stravinsky. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Jonathan Biss performs at the Auditorium du Louvre, in music by Beethoven, Janacek, Chopin, and Mozart. [France Musique]

  • The Quatuor Meta4 performs music by Jouni Kaipainen, Felix Mendelssohn, and Bela Bartok. [France Musique]

  • Eighty high school musicians join the Orchestre National de France and conductor Christophe Mangou to celebrate the ensemble's 80th anniversary, performing music by Brahms, Grieg, Sibelius, and others. [France Musique]

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