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In Brief: It's Summer Vacation 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.)

  • Pianist Elisso Virsaladze, cellist Natalia Gutman, violinists Ingolf Turban and Maria Kagan, and violist Bodar Zhvania perform a concert of chamber music by Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Brahms (the F minor piano quintet), recorded last October in Tel Aviv. [France Musique]

  • Marc Albrecht conducts a performance of Franz Schreker's Der Schatzgräber, recorded last September at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, starring Raymond Very (Elis), Manuela Uhl (Els), Tijl Faveyts (Der König), Graham Clark (Der Narr), and Kay Stiefermann (Der Vogt). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Schumann's cello concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Mariss Jansons also conducting Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony ("Pathétique"). [BR-Klassik]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Yuja Wang, recorded last month at the Wiener Konzerthaus, with music by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel, plus a piece by Lowell Liebermann (Gargoyles, op. 29). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The latest in a fine series, Book V of Monteverdi's madrigals performed by members of Les Arts Florissants. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From Schwetzingen Cathedral, Stéphane Deneve conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in Fauré's Requiem Mass, plus sacred music by Charles Koechlin, Lili Boulanger, and Fauré, and Poulenc's G minor concerto with organist Olivier Latry as soloist. [France Musique]

  • A rare recording of Giovanni Simone Mayr's opera Ginevra di Scozia, recorded in 2001 in Trieste, with Tiziano Severini conducting Elisabeth Vidal (Ginevra), Daniela Barcellona (Ariodante), and Antonio Siragusa (Polinesso). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Michel Tabachnik conducts Synergy Vocals and the Brussels Philharmonic in performances of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Mahler's first symphony, recorded at the Cité de la Musique in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Don't forget that the Van Cliburn Festival wraps up today, with the final round at 4 pm EDT and award ceremony at 8 pm EDT. Six pianists made it to the final round: Beatrice Rana, Nikita Mndoyants, Fei-Fei Dong, Tomoki Sakata, Sean Chen, and Vadym Kholodenko. [Van Cliburn Festival]

  • From the Cité de la Musique, soprano Juliane Banse joins the Münchener Kammerorchester and conductor Alexander Liebreich, in performances of Berio's Rendering (1989), Britten's Les Illuminations, and Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony. [France Musique]

  • The talented young Quatuor Hermès performs music by Ditters von Dittersdorf (first string quartet), Boucourechliev (Miroir II), and Beethoven ("Serioso" quartet, op. 95), recorded at Radio France last November. [France Musique]

  • Anthony Hermus conducts Verdi's La Traviata at the Opéra de Rennes, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in the pit, starring Myrtó Papatanasiu (Violetta), Leonardo Caimi (Alfredo), and Marzio Giossi (Germont). [France Musique]

  • Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and the Brahms concerto for violin and cello, with violinist Volkhard Steude and cellist Péter Somodari. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Festival Manifeste at the Salle Pleyel, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performs music by Carmine Emanuele Cella, Philippe Schoeller, Witold Lutoslawski (the third symphony), and Henri Dutilleux (Métaboles, 1962-1964), with soprano Barbara Hannigan and conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Artemis String Quartet perform music by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Piazzolla at the Auditorium du Louvre. []

  • A nice remembrance of Gustav Leonhardt on his 85th birthday, with music by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Antoine Forqueray, and J. S. Bach. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and pianist Charles Spencer perform a recital of songs by Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, at the Schwetzingen Festival. [France Musique]

  • At the Klangraum Waidhofen, a recital by pianist Varvara Nepomnyashchaya, with Beethoven's op. 109 sonata and op. 77 fantasy, plus Schumann's Kreisleriana, recorded at the Rothschildschlosses Waidhofen. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Yutako Sado lead the Orchestre de Paris in music by Ibert, Lalo, and Verdi, with pianist Boris Berezovsky as soloist, at the Salle Pleyel. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, with violinist Nemanja Radulovic as soloist, in music by Ravel, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Bach, and others. [France Musique]

  • Some archival recordings of the ORF-Radiosymphonieorchester Wien with soloists David and Igor Oistrakh, Friedrich Gulda, and Christian Poltéra, in music of Bach, Mozart, and Lutoslawski. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • String players from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform music by Purcell, Johann Strauss, Vittorio Monti, Richard Ayling (Music from Outer Space, 1986), and Suzanne Giraud (Promenade du soir for solo viola, 1987). [France Musique]

  • The Maîtrise de Radio France and pianist Denis Comtet perform sacred music by Buxtehude, Schein, and Bach, at the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde. [France Musique]

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