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In Brief: August Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.)

La Bohème from Salzburg Festival, Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Nino Machaidze
(these four guys were Bohemians before it was cool)
  • Listen to the Vienna Philharmonic, with Simon Rattle, playing Brahms, Webern, and Schumann at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • From London, Hervé Niquet conducts Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. [BBC Proms]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, listen to Joyce DiDonato's Venice song program with David Sobel. [France Musique]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, watch Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. []

  • Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre present excerpts of Venetian operas by Monteverdi and others, from the Festival International d'Opéra Baroque de Beaune. [France Musique]

  • Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner's eighth symphony, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. [BBC Proms]

  • Watch Christoph Prégardien and Menahem Pressler perform Schubert's Winterreise at the Verbier Festival. []

  • Harry Bicket conducts the English Concert in Bach's B Minor Mass. [BBC Proms]

  • Valery Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and Prokofiev's fifth symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The children's choir the Maîtrise de Radio France celebrates the end of the school year. [France Musique]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg plays Mozart under Adam Fischer. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Manfred Honeck conducts Rene Pape in a program of Wagner and Bruckner at the Verbier Festival. []

  • Dominique Labelle joins the Accademia per Musica at the Göttingen Handel Festival. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the Finnish Baroque Orchestra perform music by Vivaldi, Strozzi, and Bach. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Constance Gay reports from the festival of the Chorégies d'Orange that Roberto Alagna had trouble during a performance of Turandot last weekend. When he was not able to produce the high note near the end of Nessun dorma, he had to withdraw from the performance, and there was no one to fill in mid-performance. [Le Point]


immaculatus said...

I really hope this doesn't come out as trolling, but I'm honestly curious why there was no mention of Barenboim and WEDO's Beethoven and Boulez cycle at the Proms. (The Ninth, which was very good, is even on Arte's front page)

Charles T. Downey said...

Not trolling at all. I saw the link to the Beethoven 9 but could not get the video to work -- not sure if it was a U.S. issue or what -- so I did not list it. Nothing against that or the Boulez cycle! If I cannot get the video or audio to work myself, I generally do not link to it.