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In Brief: South Pacific 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.)

  • Here is a rare performance of Charpentier's Medée (1693) from the Opéra de Lille, accompanied by Le Concert d’Astrée under the baton of Emmanuelle Haïm. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya perform Honegger's oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, with French actress Marion Cotillard in the title role. []

  • Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" symphony, plus music of Wagner, the overtures of Rienzi and Der fliegende Holländer, and the preludes of Acts I and III from Lohengrin. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Laurence Equilbey direct her choral ensemble, Accentus, with a group of instrumentalists including cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton and accordionist Pascal Contet, in music by J. S. Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Bruno Mantovani, and Mendelssohn at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • A concert by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, under Georg Kallweit with flutist Jana Semerádova, in music of Telemann, Vivaldi, and Bach. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, a performance of Tchaikovsky's opera The Enchantress, recorded this past June and conducted by Alexander Lazarev. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Lutenist Rolf Lislevand and guitarist Noël Akchoté improvise together on musical themes from the Renaissance and Baroque period. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in a program combining Bruno Maderna's Quadrivium and Pierre Boulez's Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna for orchestra in eight groups. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Mikhail Pletnev lead the Russian National Orchestra in a concert of music by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin, with violinist Sergey Krylov, from the Salle Pleyel in Paris. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Listen to a recital of mélodies by Debussy and other composers, featuring mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch and pianist Sophie Raynaud. [France Musique]

  • For Daniel Barenboim's 70th birthday, a compilation of various recordings of his concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic over the years. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Auditorium du Louvre, you can watch the Emerson Quartet play music by Schumann, Brahms, and Shostakovich. []

  • The Borodin Quartet plays music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Borodin in the Wiener Musikverein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Members of the Orchestre National de France perform chamber music by Debussy, Stravinsky, Caplet, and others. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestre National de Lille, in two concerts under Jean-Claude Casadesus, performs music by Debussy and Ravel (including the G major concerto with pianist Francesco Piemontesi). [France Musique]

  • An archived performance of Gluck's Le cinesi with Thomas Moser and others, recorded in Munich in 1983. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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