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In Brief: Pentecost 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.

  • From the Opéra Comique in Paris last month, a rare performance of Ali-Baba, the 1887 opera by Charles Lecocq, an adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights. [France Musique]

  • Semyon Bychkov conducts Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Royal Opera in London, with Johan Botha (Der Kaiser), Emily Magee (Die Kaiserin), and others. [ORF]

  • Handel's oratorio Solomon performed by Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy, with soloists including Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Solomon) and Karina Gauvin (Queen of Sheba), plus La Chapelle de Québec. [RTBF]

  • Listen to music of J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, J. Christian Bach, and others performed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and oboist Xenia Löffler, recorded last month at the Schwetzinger Festspiele. [ORF]

  • The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment plays a concert at the Spitalfields Festival, with works by Schutz, Rosenmuller, and Praetorius. [BBC3]

  • Mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège and conductor Patrick Davin for music by Ravel, Henri Duparc, and Carl Nielsen. [France Musique]

  • Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in music of Schumann, Berg, and Beethoven. [BBC3]

  • Vassily Sinaisky conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's second symphony and Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto, with Daniil Trifonov as soloist, recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie. [ORF]

  • Music of Czech composers from the Pavel Haas Quartet, recorded at the Conservatory in Brussels. [RTBF]

  • Pianist David Fray plays a recital at the Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele, with music by Rossini, Liszt, Schubert, and Bach. [ORF]

  • From Les Musicales de Colmar, music by Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Respighi and Mozart performed by the Leipzig String Quartet and guest soloists. [France Musique]

  • Also from Colmar, more from the Leipzig String Quartet: music by Lucien Durosoir, Claude Debussy, and André Caplet. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in music of Hans Rott, the violin concerto of Jörg Widmann (with Christian Tetzlaff as soloist), and Martinu's third symphony. [ORF]

  • From the Wiener Festwochen, Paavo Järvi leads the Orchestre de Paris and cellist Tatjana Vassilieva, with music by Ravel, Stravinsky, Musorgsky and Shostakovich. [ORF]

  • A recital by pianist Giovanni Bellucci with music by William Byrd, Beethoven, Ferruccio Busoni, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Franz Liszt. [France Musique]

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