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In Brief: Savoring Summer 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.) Now you know what to do with that last week of summer vacation.

  • You can now listen to the end of the Ring cycle from Bayreuth. [Siegfried | Götterdämmerung]

  • Listen to the August 2 performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, with Daniele Gatti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, starring Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Roberto Saccà (Walther von Stolzing), Anna Gabler (Eva), and Markus Werba (Beckmesser). [ORF]

  • Watch this summer's production of Don Pasquale from the Glyndebourne Festival, plus the 2009 production of Verdi's Falstaff. [Glyndebourne]

  • John Eliot Gardiner conducts music of Bach, the Easter and Ascension Oratorios, with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists. [BBC Proms]

  • At the Festival de Saintes, Philippe Herreweghe leads the Collegium Vocale Gent in Bach's cantata Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott (BWV 127) and Missa Brevis (BWV 235). [France Musique]

  • Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's second symphony, with soloists Genia Kühmeier and Gerhild Romberger, at the Royal Albert Hall. [BBC Proms]

  • From the Festival de Beaune last month, Rinaldo Alessandrini leads six singers from Concerto Italiano in a performance of the seventh and eighth books of Claudio Monteverdi's madrigals. [France Musique]

  • Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and others performed by Concerto Köln with soprano Nuria Real as soloist, recorded at the Cathedral of St. Rombouts in Mechelen, as part of the Flandern Vestival Mechelen. [ORF]

  • A performance of music by Dufay, Josquin, Sermisy, and others, all contemporary with Erasmus, combined with readings from Erasmus's Moriae Encomium, performed by Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI, recorded last month in the Abbey of Fontfroide. [France Musique]

  • From the Proms, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra plays play Beethoven and Berlioz, with Mitsuko Uchida as soloist. These streams last longer than the week allowed by the BBC site (but there is video there). [France Musique]

  • Vilde Frang, Alina Pogostkina, Michail Lifits, Shai Wosner, and Andreas Brantelid performing chamber music by Ravel, Mozart, Schubert, and Lutoslawski at the Proms. [ORF]

  • Also from the Proms, John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, with mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley and violinist Vilde Frang as soloists. [France Musique]

  • A recital by pianist Yevgeny Sudbin, recorded last month at the Festival de Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc- Roussillon, with music by Liszt, Scarlatti, Mozart, and Scriabin. [France Musique]

  • The Concerto Stella Matutina performs music by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (Festmusik "Josephs neuer Kaiserthron") and J. S. Bach (Gott ist mein König, BWV 71) at the Musik Sommer Pustertal. [ORF]

  • Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Lutoslawski and Holst at the Proms. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • At the Festival de Saint-Denis, Ophélie Gaillard and three other cellists each perform one of the Bach solo cello suites and then come together for two encores by Arvo Pärt. [France Musique]

  • Mark Elder leads the Vienna Symphony in Dvořák's eighth symphony, plus music by Franz Schreker (the Kammersymphonie for 23 solo instruments) and Britten (Our Hunting Father, with tenor Allan Clayton). [ORF]

  • From the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Les Siècles performs music by Lully, Rameau, Delibes, Massenet, and Stravinsky. [France Musique]

  • The Camerata Ireland plays Britten's Young Apollo and other music. [BBC Proms]

  • From the Festival de Fontdouce, a recital by pianist Anne Queffelec, followed by music on the passion of Christ from 17th-century Rome performed by the Ensemble Mare Nostrum. [France Musique]

  • The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Coriolan Overture and Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz. [BBC Proms]

  • The Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor John Axelrod and violinist Benjamin Schmid, performs music by Beethoven, Korngold, and Richard Strauss, a concert recorded in Graz last April. [ORF]

  • In a recital at the Festival de Fontdouce, pianist Dominique Merlet performs music by Chopin and Fauré. [France Musique]

  • Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and baritone Marcos Fink, with pianist Anthony Spiri, in duets by Brahms, Schubert, and Wolf, plus Argentinian duets and songs, recorded at the Stiftskirche Ossiach. [ORF]

  • From the Styriarte Festival, the Ensemble Zefiro performs music by Mozart and Beethoven, with sopranos Elisabeth Breuer and Martha Hirschmann and baritone Luca Pisaroni. [ORF]

  • A concert by Olivier Doise (oboe), Thierry Koehl (violin), Dominique Miton (viola), and friends, playing Mozart, Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber, and Louise Farrenc, performed at the Rencontres de Violoncelle de Bélaye. [France Musique]

  • The Teresa Carreno Youth Orchestra of Venezuela plays the Salzburg Festival. [ORF]

  • From the Festival de Fontfroide, Jordi Savall leads a program of Armenian folk melodies. [France Musique]

  • Meinhard von Zallinger leads the 1952 recording of Carl Maria von Weber's opera Euryanthe, starring Maria Reining (Euryanthe), Hilde Rössel-Majdan (Eglantine), Ratko Delorko (Adolar), Karl Kamann (Lysiart), Walter Berry (König Ludwig), Friedl Riegler (Bertha), and Fritz Uhl (Rudolf). [ORF]

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