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In Brief: Call Your Mother Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Watch the production of Handel's Orlando, with René Jacobs at the podium and a staging directed by Pierre Audi, from the Théâtre de la Monnaie. [De Munt]

  • Listen to a recital by violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Milana Chernyavska, with music by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, recorded in Graz. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Hear Alan Gilbert's Mahler 2nd with the New York Philharmonic, recorded last year, with Dorothea Röschmann and Michelle DeYoung. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Arabella Steinbacher joins the Vienna Philharmonic for the Berg violin concerto; David Afkham also conducts Shostakovich's tenth symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • While taking part in a recent PR campaign, I got some guff, indirectly, for claiming that the concept of a "cultural capital" was no longer relevant in the age of Internet audio and video. It is with some pleasure that I note that the New York concerts promoted by that PR campaign (from May 7 to 12) are all available online, so that anyone anywhere can listen to them. Ahem. [WQXR]

  • Check out what America's Best Arts Blogger, crowned in the above-mentioned PR campaign, had to say about those concerts. As of this writing, nothing yet. [Trying to Remain Operational]

  • From last month at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, the Chœur de Radio France performs Bach's St. John Passion. [France Musique]

  • You can listen to a concert by the Jerusalem Quartet, with music of Mozart, Debussy, and Smetana, from Hohenems. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch a performance of the group made up of twelve cellists from the Berlin Philharmonic, playing a broad range of music from Françaix, Fauré, Falla, to Michel Legrand. [ARTE Live Web]

  • From this past October, a performance of Ponchielli's La Gioconda, with Eva-Marie Westbroek, with the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Baroque sacred music by Campra, Strozzi, Carissimi, Charpentier, and others from the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, performed by the Chœur des Jeunes Filles de la Maîtrise de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Freiburger Barockorchester in concert with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Hear Isabelle Faust join the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra for both of Bartók's violin concertos, with Daniel Harding at the podium. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre du Châtelet, Tan Dun conducts the Orchestre National de France, in his own music and music of Debussy. [France Musique]

  • The Cannes Film Festival opens this week. Jean-Christophe Buisson picks the ten films he thinks will be the most interesting: De rouille et d'os by Jacques Audiard (Matthias Schoenaerts and Marion Cotillard); The Paperboy by Lee Daniels (Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, and Nicole Kidman); Vous n'avez encore rien vu by Alain Resnais (Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Lambert Wilson); On the Road by Walter Salles (Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen); Cogan's Trade by Andrew Dominik (Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini); Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg (Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche); Thérèse Desqueyroux by Claude Miller (Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier); The Angels' Share by Ken Loach (Paul Brannigan and John Henshaw); Holly Motors by Leos Carax (Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue); Reality by Matteo Garrone (with Aniello Arena). [Le Figaro]

1 comment:

Charles T. Downey said...

Hahaha -- to what link do you so eloquently refer, hypocrite lecteur, mon semblable, mon frère?