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In Brief: Tax Man 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.)

  • The Opéra de Lyon gives the world premiere of Thierry Escaich's opera Claude (watch video embedded at right), based on Victor Hugo's novel Claude Gueux from 1834. [France Musique]

  • You can also listen to Philip Glass's new opera Spuren der Verirrten (The Lost), premiered in Linz. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to the production of Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable from Covent Garden, recorded last December, starring Bryan Hymel (Robert), Patrizia Ciofi (Isabelle), John Relyea (Bertram), and Marina Poplavskaya (Alice). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Ionarts favorite Alexandre Tharaud plays a recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with music by Grieg, Schumann, and Beethoven, plus his own transcription of the Adagietto from Mahler's fifth symphony, which we had hoped to hear him play here in Washington but which he removed from the program. [France Musique]

  • Another Ionarts favorite, Christian Gerhaher, performs a program of folk song arrangements by Haydn, Beethoven, and Britten, in a program that also included Shostakovich's second piano trio. [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch Mariss Jansons conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on the 125th anniversary of that august ensemble, with soloists Janine Jansen, Lang Lang, and Thomas Hampson. []

  • Listen to a performance by the young singers of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris. [France Musique]

  • Jordi Savall conducts Le Concert des Nations in excerpts from operas by Lully, Marais, and Rameau, in a performance recorded in February at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Daniel Harding conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's fourth symphony, with soprano Anna Prohaska as soloist, plus Britten's Les Illuminations and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. [BR-Klassik]

  • An archival performance of Verdi's Aroldo, recorded live with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Opera Orchestra New York in 1979, starring Montserrat Caballé (Mina), Gianfranco Cecchele (Aroldo), Louis Lebherz (Briano), and Juan Pons (Egberto), and conducted by Eve Queler. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Antonio Pappano conduct the Orchestra dell’'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony, plus music by Elgar and Chausson, with mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Kent Nagano has his first concert as principal guest conductor of the Göteborg Symphony, in music by Stravinsky, Berlioz, and a new arrangement of Stenhammar songs by Paula Af Malmborg Ward, with Anna Larsson as soloist. [GSO-Play]

  • From the Opéra de Limoges, a recital by pianist Roger Muraro, with music by Debussy, Liszt/Wagner, and Berlioz. [France Musique]

  • A recital by flutist Daniela Koch and pianist Oliver Triendl, with music by Mozart, Schubert, Enescu, and others, recorded this month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to pianist Rudolf Buchbinder in a recital at the Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, recorded last fall, with music by Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform unusual music by Robert Fuchs (Quintet in E-flat Major) and Ferdinand Thieriot (Octet in B-flat major). [France Musique]

  • An all-Mozart program from the Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester, with Zubin Mehta conducting and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A performance of Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin from tenor Daniel Johannsen and pianist Christoph Hammer. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • In this concert from 2006, Kurt Masur leads the Orchestre National de France in Schubert's 8th symphony and Shostakovich's 13th symphony, with baritone Sergei Leiferkus. [France Musique]

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