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In Brief: Cinderella and Kissin Edition

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

  • If you missed Laurent Pelly's marvelous production of Massenet's Cendrillon when it was at Santa Fe Opera, you can watch it online from Brussels. [Théâtre de la Monnaie]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, you will not want to miss the 10th anniversary concert of Le Concert d’Astrée: Emmanuelle Haïm conducts an all-star assortment of vocalists, including Natalie Dessay, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo, Phillipe Jaroussky, Rolando Villazon, and many more. [France Musique]

  • Watch the New Year's concert with the Berlin Philharmonic and pianist Evgeny Kissin, under the baton of Simon Rattle. []

  • There is also Evgeny Kissin with Charles Dutoit and the Verbier Festival Orchestra, also Chopin. []

  • More Evgeny Kissin, this time at a gala concert with the Israel Philharmonic, plus Vadim Repin and Julian Rachlin. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Evgeny Kissin again, for the win: his solo recital, also part of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Israel Philharmonic. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Alexei Volodin gives a recital of music by Chopin, Liszt, Reubke, and Schumann. [France Musique]

  • Watch Murray Perahia playing Beethoven with the Israel Philharmonic. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Pianist Nikolaï Lugansky joins the Russian National Orchestra, under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev, for music by Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [France Musique]

  • See another pianist, Haochen Zhang, also with the Israel Philharmonic. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Listen to a performance of Rameau's extraordinary opera Castor et Pollux, from the Festival Baroque de Sablé, by the group Ausonia led by Frédérick Haas. [France Musique]

  • Watch the operatic portion of the New Year Concert from Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Verdi's chorus Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate and the brindisi from La Traviata are de rigueur. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Hear a recital by pianist Denis Zhdanov, recorded this summer in Barcelona: Prokofiev's 8th sonata and suite from Romeo and Juliet, plus pieces by Falla and Turina. Click on the headphones icon to start the streaming audio. [France Musique]

  • The choir Accentus, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen-Haute-Normandie, and a quintet of soloists perform music by Bruch and Schumann, from the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]


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