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In Brief: Jeff's Birthday 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.

  • A performance of Rameau's Zaïs, recorded at La Cour des Hospices for the Beaune Festival, performed by the Choeur de Namur and Les Talens Lyriques and conducted by Christophe Rousset. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the six motets of J. S. Bach performed by Les Maîtrises de Radio France et Notre-Dame de Paris, recorded earlier this month at the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. [France Musique]

  • Roger Norrington conducts Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, starring contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, with the Choeur Aèdes and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. [France Musique]

  • Christian Thielemann, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, with a performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass, plus music of Wolfgang Rihm and Richard Strauss, recorded at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg last April. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Listen to a production of Rossini's La gazzetta from the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, conducted by Jan Schultsz. [RTBF]

  • From the York Early Music Festival, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers perform music by William Mundy, John Sheppard, and Richard Davy. [BBC3]

  • The Cuarteto Casals performs music by Mozart and Schubert last month at the Schloss Eggenberg. [ORF]

  • From the Styriarte Festival, a performance of Purcell's Fairy Queen, starring Dorothea Röschmann, Florian Boesch, and others, with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. [ORF]

  • Soprano Sophie Karthaüser and the Orfeo Barockorchester perform music by Mozart and Grétry. [RTBF]

  • The Quatuor Mosaïques performs music by Antonin Reicha, Louis-Emmanuel Jadin, Félicien David, and Pierre Marie François Baillot, recorded at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Nicholas Angelich performs Bach's Goldberg Variations, recorded at the Grange de Meslay in Tours. [France Musique]

  • From the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris, Les Maîtrises de Radio France et Notre-Dame de Paris perform music of André Caplet, including Le Miroir de Jésus (1923) and motets from the Livre de Notre-Dame. [France Musique]

  • Christoph Eschenbach conducts a summer concert with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Schönbrunn, recorded on May 29, with music by Berlioz and Liszt, plus Richard Strauss's Burleske für Klavier und Orchester, with Lang Lang as soloist. [ORF]

  • The choir New York Polyphony performs music by Byrd, Tallis, Schubert, Duruflé, and others at the Abbey of St. Florian, in a concert recorded last month. [ORF]

  • The Tokyo String Quartet performs music by Haydn, Webern, and Schubert, with cellist David Watkins as soloist. [RTBF]

  • From the York Early Music Festival, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI perform music from medieval Spain, Provence, and Italy. [BBC3]

  • A recital of songs by Clara Schumann, Brahms, Duparc, and others performed by soprano Natalie Dessay and pianist Philippe Cassard. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Gil Shaham and the Orchestre National de France perform music of Beethoven, with Kurt Masur at the podium. [France Musique]

  • Watch Mariss Jansons conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a summer concert of Russian music at the Odeonsplatz, joining forces with the Terem-Quartet. [BR-Klassik]

  • The Trio Wanderer performs music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, and Gabriel Pierné, recorded at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Flutists Martin Sandhoff and Cordula Breuer, harpsichordist Gerald Hambitzer, and Concerto Köln perform music by Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, J.S. Bach, and Charles Avison. [France Musique]

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