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In Brief: Post-Santa Fe Blues Edition

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

  • Your online listening this week should include clarinetist Paul Meyer and friends in a program of rarely heard pieces by Bruch, Hindemith, Martinů, and Dvořák, from the Festival international de musique de chambre, Musique à l'Empéri; the English Chamber Orchestra and pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier and Adam Laloum with the Quatuor Modigliani from the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d'Anthéron; Ensemble Organum singing Franciscan polyphony from Corsica, from the Festival Estivoce; the world premiere of Marc-Olivier Dupin's Blanchenote, Grand et Petit, from Le Centquatre: Micro-Méga; Verdi's Rigoletto with Patrizia Ciofi, Leo Nucci, and Vittorio Grigolo and the Orchestre National de France, from the Festival des Chorégies d'Orange; Les Paladins and Ensemble Cairn in a mostly Baroque program from the Rencontres musicales de Noirlac; and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe, with cellist Steven Isserlis, from the Festival de Saintes. Click on the little headphone icon to go to the audio stream. [France Musique]

  • You may never have to leave the house at all this week, with more online videos from the Verbier Festival and the Salzburg Festival. []

  • Also, Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans, with Modo Antiquo from the Festival de Beaune. Mentioned last week but worth saying again. [ARTE Live Web]

  • If critics write sleeve notes or program notes, do they lose their objectivity? [On an Overgrown Path]

  • From London, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Nigel Kennedy playing solo Bach, Christian Tetzlaff with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with pianist Alice Sara Ott, Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Steve Reich celebrating his 75th birthday with Ensemble Modern, and more. [BBC Proms]

  • The next live audio stream from Bayreuth is Lohengrin on August 14. [Bayreuther Festspiele]

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