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Perchance to Stream: Thought It Was Spring Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

  • Listen to a performance of Tchaikovsky's opera The Maid of Orléans from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, with Tugan Sokhiev conducting a cast starring Anna Smirnova (Jeanne d'Arc) and Oleg Dolgov (Charles VII), recorded last year. [ORF]

  • Countertenor Franco Fagioli joins oboist Pier Luigi Fabretti and flutist Maria de Martini, with the Academia Montis Regalis and leader Alessandro de Marchi, in music by Vivaldi, Porpora, Albinoni, and Handel. [RTBF]

  • Watch Bernard Haitink conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in music of Beethoven at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, with violinist Isabelle Faust. [ARTE]

  • From the Lucerne Festival, Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Dvořák's Stabat mater. [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch Les Arts Florissants and the young artists of the Jardin des Voix perform Baroque music at the Philharmonie de Paris. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • The BBC Philharmonic, under Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen, performs Bruckner's Fifth Symphony. [BBC3]

  • Music of Strauss, Mozart, and Martinu with the Orchestre de la Suisse Italienne and soloists Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich, Sergio Tiempo, and Karin Lechner, under conductor Alexander Vedernikov. [RTBF]

  • Pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger joins conductor Tugan Sokhiev and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, with music of Schumann and Tchaikovsky. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Music of Stravinsky, Takemitsu, and the world premiere of Tan Dun's Contrabass Concerto Wolf Totem in a concert by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. [ABC Classic]

  • Listen to a Schubertiade by baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Graham Johnson, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in London. [BBC3]

  • A concert the Szymanowski Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Prokofiev, Szymanowski, and Mendelssohn. [RTBF]

  • The Wiener Osterkonzert from the Stephansdom, with the Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Kammerchor, and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux in sacred music by Vivaldi. [ORF]
  • Have another listen to Wolfgang Rihm's opera Jakob Lenz, recorded at La Monnaie in Brussels. [RTBF | Video]

  • Cornelius Meister and the ORF RSO Wien play music by Pierre Boulez (Figures - Doubles - Prismes), Richard Strauss and Frank Martin, recorded at the Musikverein. [ORF]

  • From the Klarafestival at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Teodor Currentzis leads the Ensemble Musica Aeterna in a performance of Prokofiev's score for Romeo and Juliet. [RTBF]

  • Also from the Klarafestival, Collegium 1704 and Vaclav Luks perform sacred music by Zelenka (Responsoria, Lamentatio. Miserere, Gloria). [RTBF]

  • Zsolt Hamar leads the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, with cellist István Várdai, in music of Kodály (Dances from Galánta), Schumann, and András Mihály, recorded in January in the Montforthaus in Feldkirch. [ORF]

  • Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Lighthouse in Poole, in Schubert's Great C Major Symphony and Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs with soprano Sally Matthews. [BBC3]

  • Listen to a performance of Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo, performed by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants and starring Monique Zanetti, Agnes Mellon, and Sandrine Piau, recorded in Vienna in 1990. [ORF]

  • Thomas Søndergård leads the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with James Ehnes as soloist in Prokofiev's second violin concerto, recorded last year in Australia. [ORF]

  • From Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ben Gernon leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony, plus trumpet concertos by Haydn and Arutiunian with soloist Philippe Schartz. [BBC3]

  • Watch a performance of music by Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Schubert, with the Insula Orchestra under Laurence Equilbey. [Philharmonie de Paris]

  • Chamber music by Ravel and Ibert performed by violinist Baiba Skride, cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, and harpist Xavier de Maistre, recorded earlier this month in Graz. [ORF]

  • The Arcadia and Meccore Quartets, winners of first and second prize at the 2012 Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition, play quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, plus Mendelssohn's string octet. [BBC3]

  • From a concert recorded in Vienna in 2003, Jordi Savall leads La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations in Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, plus music by Espinosa, Boccherini, and others. [ORF]

  • Watch Maxim Vengerov celebrate his 40th birthday last year at the Festival Luna Classics. [ARTE]

  • Keith Lockhart leads the BBC Concert Orchestra in a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London as part of Southbank Centre's ongoing Changing Britain series, with music from 1979 to 1997, by Oliver Knussen, Richard Rodney Bennett, Jonathan Dove, and others. [BBC3]

  • Listen to Decca's recording of Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, recorded in 1960 with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under Antal Dorati and starring George London and Leonie Rysanek. [ORF]


K Ashe said...

This weekly list is lovely, but I would estimate it would take 8 hours a day for the entire week to make it through all this wonderful video/music. Leaving little to no time for anything else. I also wonder if Mr. Downey has personally vetted, in their entirety, all of the citations.

Charles T. Downey said...

Indeed, no, far too much is available for me to listen to a good part, let alone all of it. In fact, I list things that strike me as interesting and do not list some streams each week, just in the interest of time while compiling the list. Enjoy!