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Perchance to Stream: Christ Is Risen 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. Because of the ongoing labor disputes at Radio France, there are still no streams available from France Musique.

  • Mikko Franck conducts a performance of Richard Strauss's Elektra at the Wiener Staatsoper, starring Nina Stemme (Elektra), Anna Larsson (Klytämnestra), Ricarda Merbeth (Chrysothemis), and Falk Struckmann (Orest). [ORF]

  • Jordi Savall leads a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, with Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, the Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, and soloists. [ORF]

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Concentus Musicus Wien, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, and Vienna Children's Choir, plus soloists Michael Schade, Florian Boesch, Christine Schäfer, Bernarda Fink, Gerald Finley, and others. [RTBF]

  • Watch René Jacobs lead a performance of Bach's St. John Passion, with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, and soloists, recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris. [Philharmonie]

  • James MacMillan conducts his St Luke Passion at King's College, Cambridge, with the Britten Sinfonia and Voices, Trinity Boys Choir, London, and the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London. [BBC3]

  • Watch Bach's B Minor Mass performed by the English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, and soloists under John Eliot Gardiner, recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris. [Philharmonie]

  • René Jacobs leads performances of two Bach cantatas, Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198, and Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen, Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213, with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and soloists Sunhae Im, Benno Schachtner, Julian Prégardien, and Arttu Kataja. [RTBF]

  • Listen to the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, under Ton Koopman, perform music of Mozart, including the Requiem Mass, with soloists Johannette Zomer, Bogna Bartosz, Jörg Dürmüller, and Klaus Mertens, recorded last November in Geneva. [ORF]

  • Pieter Wispelwey plays all six of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites, in a concert recorded at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • From the Salzburg Osterfestspiele, Christian Thielemann leads the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and violinist Nikolaj Znaider in Shostakovich's first violin concerto, plus Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony, [ORF | Part 2]

  • Stephen Cleobury leads a performance of Rossini's Stabat mater, plus music of Haydn and Brahms, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, and soloists at King's College, Cambridge. [BBC3]

  • Watch Simon Rattle conduct Barbara Hannigan and the London Symphony Orchestra perform music by Stravinsky, Webern, and Berg at the Barbican Center in London. [ARTE]

  • Watch the equestrian ballet of Bartabas, set to Mozart's Davide Penitente as performed by Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre--Grenoble at the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg. [ARTE]

  • Listen to a performance of Halévy's grand opera La Juive, recorded at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1999, starring Neil Shicoff and Soile Isokoski. [RTBF]

  • Paul Stanhope leads a concert of Easter music by the Sydney Chamber Choir, recorded at Sydney University, with music by Morales, Lassus, MacMillan, Gesualdo, and others. [ABC Classic]

  • From a concert recorded in Melbourne in 2013, Ensemble Gombert performs music from the Eton Choirbook by Browne and Davy. [ABC Classic]

  • The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin performs instrumental music by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Johann Christian Bach. [RTBF]

  • Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at a concert recorded last August at the Salzburg Festival, with Schubert's fourth symphony and Bruckner's sixth symphony. [RTBF]

  • From the church of St. Dorothy, Wenceslaus, and Stanislaw, recorded in 2013, a concert by Vox Luminis of Gesualdo's Holy Saturday responsories, plus Scarlatti's Stabat mater. [Radio Clásica]

  • Listen to a recital by violinist Vilde Frang and pianist Michail Lifits, with music by Mendelssohn, Fauré, and Prokofiev. [RTBF]

  • Andrew Litton leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Mark Simpson's Israfel, James MacMillan's second piano concerto with Peter Donohoe and soloist, and Rachmaninov's second symphony, recorded in Glasgow. [BBC3]

  • Violinist Alina Ibragimova joins the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for Sibelius's violin concerto, plus music by Mozart and Bartok, recorded last November in Hobart, Australia. [ABC Classic]

  • The Artemis Quartet plays the Wiener Konzerthaus, with music by Dvorak, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky. [ORF]

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