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Perchance to Stream: School's Out 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.

  • From the Latvian National Opera in Riga, watch the world premiere of Valentina by Arturs Maskats, in a production directed by Viestur Kairish, conducted by Modestas Pitrenas, and starring Inga Kalna in the title role. [ARTE]

  • Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly sings arias by Handel at the Göttingen Festival. [ARTE]

  • Listen to the world premiere of Edith Canat de Chizy's Voilé, dévoilé with Mireille Delunsch, with Joshua Weilerstein also leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Chausson's Viviane and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances. [France Musique]

  • Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and the Academy of Ancient Music, under Rodolfo Richter, perform music by Francesco Maria Veracini, Tarquinio Merula, Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, and Giovanni Battista Ferrandini at the Musée d'Orsay. [France Musique]

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen leads performances of Debussy's La damoiselle élue and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony with the Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, soprano Sophie Bevan, mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and Valérie Hartmann-Claverie on the Ondes Martenot. [BBC3]

  • Raphaël Pichon leads Ensemble Pygmalion in a performance of Rameau's Dardanus, recorded earlier this month at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, starring Mathias Vidal and Karina Gauvin. [France Musique]

  • Il Ballo performs Cavalieri's oratorio La Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo at the Festival Sinfonia. [France Musique]

  • Watch Salue pour moi le monde, the new ballet by Joëlle Bouvier to music from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, performed by dancers from the Grand Théâtre de Genève at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. [ARTE]

  • You can watch (or listen to) the twelve finalists in this year's Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels: Tobias Feldmann, William Hagen, Bomsori Kim, Ji Yoon Lee, Ji Young Lim, Fumika Mohri, Thomas Reif, Kenneth Renshaw, Oleksii Semenenko, Stephen Waarts, Xiao Wang, and William Ching-Yi Wei. It is for violinists this year, and the South Korean Ji Young Lim (b. 1995) won. [Concours Reine Elisabeth | RTBF]

  • Christoph and Julian Prégardien, joined by harpsichordist Jos van Immerseel and musicians from Anima Eterna Brugge, perform music by Monteverdi and Schubert, at the Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele. [ORF]

  • Neeme Järvi conducts the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, in a concert recorded earlier this month in Geneva, with music by Rossini, Frank Martin, Stravinsky, and Ravel. [ORF]

  • Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic perform music by Rossini, Sibelius (the violin concerto with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist), and Schumann's third symphony at a concert recorded earlier this month in Athens. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Listen to a performance of Mozart's Così fan tutte from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, starring Juliane Banse (Fiordiligi), Maite Beaumont (Dorabella), Joel Prieto (Ferrando), and Joan Martín-Royo (Guglielmo), conducted by Josep Pons. [Radio Clásica]

  • Soprano Barbara Vignudelli, the Choeur de Radio France, and organist Mathias Lecomte perform music by Pierre Villette, Yves Lafargue, and Gabriel Fauré. [France Musique]

  • Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and soprano Yeree Suh in a concert recorded last February at the Philharmonie de Paris. [France Musique]

  • Listen to Christoph Eschenbach conduct the Webern Symphonie Orchester in Mendelssohn's Reformations-Symphonie and Bruckner's sixth symphony, recorded in Vienna. [ORF]

  • From 2013, a concert recorded at the Eglise Abbatiale de Fontfroide as part of the VIIIème Festival Musique et Histoire pour un Dialogue interculturel, Jordi Savall leads a performance by soloists from La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespèrion XXI of music from the age of Erasmus, by Dufay, Josquin, Sermisy, and others. [France Musique]

  • Eduardo Portal leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the overture to Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Natalie Clein as soloist, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. [BBC3]

  • Concentus Musicus Wien, led by violinist Erich Höbarth, perform music by Johann Joseph Fux, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Alessandro Poglietti, and others earlier this month at the Internationalen Barocktage Stift Melk. [ORF]

  • Listen to a recital of music by Debussy, Respighi, Szymanowski, and Elgar performed by violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in London. [BBC3]

  • Music of Bernstein, Milhaud, and new music by Schnyder and Daugherty, with Kristjan Järvi leading the Orchestre National de France. [France Musique]

  • From the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, the Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard415, directed by David Hill, perform Beethoven's Mass in C, plus music by Daniel Kellogg, Roderick Williams, and Haydn. [BBC3]

  • Listen to the May 2 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Ricardo Tamura (Gustavo), Sondra Radvanovksy (Amelia), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato), Heidi Stober (Oscar), and Dolora Zajick (Ulrika). [ORF]

  • From La Folle journée de Nantes, the Sinfonia Varsovia plays music by Mozart, Chopin, and Bach. [France Musique]

  • From St Laurence's Church, Ludlow, for the Ludlow English Song Weekend, baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Iain Burnside perform music by Vaughan Williams, Robert Saxton, and Gerald Finzi. [BBC3]

  • Enrique Mazzola leads the Orchestre National d'Ile de France at the Philharmonie de Paris in music of Philip Glass and David Bowie. [France Musique]

  • The King's Singers perform a concert at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, with music by Thomas Morley, Thomas Weelkes, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns, James MacMillan, and more. [France Musique]

  • From Vienna in 2002, a concert by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, with music by Lully and soprano Sophie Daneman, among others. [ORF]

  • A 2002 performance of Handel's oratorio Jephtha from Vienna, with Concentus Musicus Wien, Dorothea Röschmann, Bernarda Fink, and Gerald Finley. [ORF]

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