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24.5.15

Perchance to Stream: Memorial Day 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 the world premiere of the first symphony of Bruno Mantovani, plus music by Stravinsky and Berio, performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under conductor Pascal Rophé. [France Musique]

  • Alexandre Tharaud joins the Orchestre National de France for Mozart's C major piano concerto, with Semyon Bychkov also conducting Shostakovich's eighth symphony. [France Musique]

  • Jonas Kaufmann, Zeljko Lucic, and Eva-Maria Westbroek star a performance of Giordano's Andrea Chénier, recorded last January at the Royal Opera House in London. [ORF or RTBF]

  • Watch Beethoven's sixth and eighth symphonies, performed by the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris and conductor Philippe Jordan. [ARTE]

  • Chamber music by Ravel, Debussy, and Brahms performed by Emmanuel Pahud and friends at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • Daniele Gatti leads a performance of Verdi's Macbeth, starring Roberto Frontali and Susanna Branchini, with the Orchestre National de France and the Chœur de Radio France, recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. [France Musique]

  • The Belcea Quartet plays music of Beethoven, Webern, and Brahms, in a concert recorded this month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • It's a Sibelius year: watch Jukka-Pekka Saraste conduct the Helsinki Opera Orchestra in the Finnish composer's symphonic poem Kullervo, which serves as the backdrop to a choreography of the story by Tero Saarinen. [ARTE]

  • Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the third and fourth symphonies of Sibelius, plus the same composer's violin concerto with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist. [France Musique]

  • More Sibelius from the Vienna Symphony with conductor Olari Elts and cellist Sol Gabetta in Haydn's C major cello concerto, recorded at the Musikverein. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Marc Minkowski leads Les Musiciens du Louvre in two Mozart concerti, with fortepianist Francesco Corti and violinist Thibault Noally as soloists, plus Schubert's ninth symphony, recorded in January at the Salzburg Mozartwoche. [RTBF]

  • Violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Australian Chamber Orchestra for a concert in Sydney, with music of Mendelssohn, Bottesini, and Wolf. [ABC Classic]

  • To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Geneva joining the Helvetic Confederation, watch Neeme Järvi conduct the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Rossini's overture from Guillaume Tell, plus music by Stravinsky, Ravel, and Frank Martin. [ARTE]

  • From the London Festival of Baroque Music, a performance of Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, led by James O'Donnell. [BBC3]

  • Watch members of Les Arts Florissants perform a children's concert called "Le Voyage de Monsieur Monteverdi," at the Philharmonie de Paris. [Philharmonie de Paris]

  • Listen to early music from the Escorial Codex, performed by La Camera delle Lacrime, Baroque music performed by Les Folies Françoises, and medieval sacred music performed by the vocal ensemble De Caelis. [France Musique]

  • From the Barbican Hall in London, the final concert of the season from Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with music by Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Nielsen. [BBC3]

  • Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Brandon Jovanovich star in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, with James Conlon conducting at the Metropolitan Opera. [ABC Classic]

  • Pianist Imogen Cooper, violinist Henning Kraggerud, and cellist Adrian Brendel perform Schubert piano trios in a concert at St. James's Church in Chipping Campden. [BBC3]

  • Hilary Hahn performs Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under Cornelius Meister, recorded at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • The Quatuor Apollon Musagète performs string quartets by Beethoven and Dvorak at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a new operatic version of Le Petit Prince, composed by Michaël Levinas, recorded last February at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Music for piano, four hands, by Debussy, Ravel, and Rachmaninov with Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff at the Lyon Piano Festival. [France Musique]

  • The Choeur de Radio France and Maîtrise de Radio France, directed by Gary Graden and Sofi Jeannin, perform a program of contemporary choral music. [France Musique]

  • From La Folle journée de Nantes, Andris Poga leads the Sinfonia Varsovia in music of Berlioz, Puccini, Chopin, Grieg, and Arturo Marquez. [France Musique]

  • From a concert recorded last year in Barcelona, Jordi Savall leads Le Concert des Nations and the Capella Réial de Catalunya in music Cabanilles, Muffat, Handel, and others. [ORF]

  • Heinz Holliger and violinist Isabelle Faust join the Chor und Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, for music of Schumann, Bartók, and Debussy, recorded last year in Stuttgart. [ORF]

  • Les Paladins, with director Jérôme Correas and soprano Sandrine Piau, perform music by Francoeur, Lully, Rameau, and Grétry, recorded last year at the Opéra de Lausanne. [ORF]

  • Have another listen to the performance of Elgar's oratorio The Kingdom, performed by Andrew Davis, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, and soloisits Erin Wall, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, and others, recorded at the Proms last July. [ORF]

  • Check out the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, starring Marcelo Alvarez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, and Patricia Racette, with Fabio Luisi at the podium. [ABC Classic]

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