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In Brief: It's June Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Your online listening is particularly rich this week: William Christie's anniversary performance of Lully's Atys with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique (streaming only through June 11 -- here are some video excerpts), Martha Argerich and friends in three concerts from La Roque d'Anthéron, Tchaikovsky symphonies from Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, Mireille Delunsch and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt in Rameau's Naïs with La Simphonie du Marais at the Cité de la Musique, violinist Janine Jansen at the Salle Pleyel, Christian Gerhaher in Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, and Mahler's second symphony with the San Francisco Symphony at the Salle Pleyel. [France Musique]

  • See William Christie speak about Lully's Atys: the interview, embedded at right, is in French, but it has English subtitles. [YouTube]

  • V. S. Naipaul claimed this week that he could identify a female (and, therefore, inferior) writer after reading two paragraphs. See how many of those damned authoresses you can identify in this quiz. [The Guardian]

  • Anne Midgette's review of Meredith Monk's new CD, which has been in my player a lot lately. [Washington Post]

  • The Mahler celebration continues with the series of online videos of the symphonies from Leipzig, reviewed by Jens last month. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Also available as online video, the Takács Quartet at the Auditorium du Louvre. []

  • The Folger Library opens an exhibit devoted to Shakespeare's First Folio. [Washington Post]

  • Speaking of cultural treasures making a trip to Washington, the National Gallery of Art will display the Capitoline Venus through September 5. Please, crazy people who flip out at the sight of nude art, just don't go to the museum. [Washington Post]


Mark Barry said...

My new bumper sticker,"I flip for nudes".

jfl said...
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Anonymous said...

Did you see this? Monk at WNYC on video.