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In Brief: Already July Edition

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

  • To close the Festival de Saint-Denis, John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre National de France and the Chœur de Radio France in Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts with American tenor Michael Spyres, a voice you want to hear, as soloist. [France Musique]

  • From Martha Argerich's festival in Lugano, cellist Gautier Capuçon, pianist Maria João Pires, and others join the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana for music by Mozart, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Moscheles, and Mendelssohn. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Maria-Joaõ Pires and the London Symphony Orchestra, under Bernard Haitink, visited the Salle Pleyel last month, to perform music by Mozart, Bruckner, and Purcell. Rebroadcast is limited to just a couple more days. [France Musique]

  • The Jerusalem Quartet visited the Radio France studios last month, to perform Shostakovich's ninth string quartet. [France Musique]

  • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Symphony and pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja, in music of Respighi and Beethoven. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the Balthasar-Neumann Chœur and Ensemble in a performance of Monteverdi's Orfeo, recorded last month. [France Musique]

  • The Belcea Quartet plays Beethoven at the Schwarzenberg Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Violinist Christian Tetzlaff, soprano Christiane Karg, and tenor Michael Schade join the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Chorus for music of Berg and Mendelssohn, under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado. [France Musique]

  • An opera gala with Ana María Martínez and Joseph Calleja recorded in Eisenstadt last month. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Prize-winning pianist Brigitte Engerer died of cancer this week. Celebrate her memory with two archival recordings: a recital of Schubert, Ligeti, Schumann, and Chopin from the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in 2004, and an Emperor Concerto at the Opéra Bastille with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Marek Janowski in 1992. [France Musique]

  • Cool down from the summer heat with a performance of Winterreise by Gerald Finley and Julius Drake, from the Schwarzenberg Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Ensemble Intercontemporain performs Philippe Manoury's Neptune and Luciano Berio's Ofanim. [France Musique]

  • Watch Leonard Slatkin conduct the Orchestre National de Lyon in the ninth symphonies of Shostakovich and Beethoven. []

  • Listen to a performance of Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge by the ensemble La Dolcezza, with violinist Veronika Skuplik and Wolfgang Glüxam at the harpsichord. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra perform a concert of music by C. P. E. Bach, Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, and Robert Schumann. [France Musique]

  • More St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, with music by Bach, Haydn, Handel, Scarlatti, and Charles Avison, recorded back in 2010. [France Musique]

  • Even more St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, also recorded in 2010, mezzo-soprano Kelly O'Connor and the choral group Cantus join the group in music of Schubert and Kurt Weill's Die sieben Todsünden. [France Musique]

  • The Ensemble Wien plays Mozart and Haydn at the Wiener Festwochen. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Mark your calendar for July 7, when the production of Verdi's Il Trovatore will be streamed from Brussels. [Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie]

  • A classic performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller from the Metropolitan Opera, with Montserrat Caballé, Richard Tucker, and Sherrill Milnes. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]


Anonymous said...

Frühbeck conducts the Vienna Symphony, not the Philharmonic. I don't think Frühbeck has ever conducted the VPO.

Charles T. Downey said...

Quite right. Thanks for catching the error, which I have corrected.