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In Brief: Mary's Birthday 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 results of this year's Banff International String Quartet Competition are in, with the Dover Quartet winning first prize (plus best performances of a Schubert quartet, a Haydn quartet, and the new Canadian quartet), and other prizes going to the Quatuor Cavatine (France), and the Navarra Quartet (U.K.). Watch the performances of the final round online, and catch the appearance of the Dover Quartet, a group formed at the Curtis Institute, at the Candlelight Concert Series on October 5. []

  • A performance of Britten's War Requiem with the Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under Antonio Pappano, at the Salzburg Festival, with soloists Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge, and Thomas Hampson. [ORF]

  • From Les Heures Musicales de Lessay, the RIAS Kammerchor performs music by Bach, Palestrina, Reger, Wolfgang Rihm, plus Gregorian chant and Giacinto Scelsi. [France Musique]

  • From the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, music by Schubert, Mozart, and Dvořák, performed by the Belcea Quartet and pianist Till Fellner. [ORF]

  • Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic at the Proms, in Bruckner's seventh symphony. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Rinaldo Alessandrini leads the Concerto Italiano at the Innsbrucker Festwochen, with motets by Lassus and the composer's Missa ad imitationem moduli "Surge Propera" for six voices. [ORF]

  • From Warsaw, Roger Norrington conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Stanislaw Moniuszko's Bajka (Fairytale), Chopin's first piano concerto (with Nikolai Demidenko), and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. [France Musique]

  • The Tallis Scholars perform at Les Heures Musicales de Lessay, with sacred polyphony by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis. [France Musique]

  • In a concert recorded in July at the Abbaye du Thoronet, the ensemble Dialogos performs medieval chant and polyphony. [France Musique]

  • Pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis perform Schubert's Grand Duo for four hands. [BBC Proms]

  • At the Festival Messiaen, the ensemble Sit Fast performs music by Henry Purcell, Alexander Goehr, Caroline Marçot, and George Benjamin, recorded at the Collégiale de Briançon. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the last night of the Proms, with Marin Alsop, Nigel Kennedy, and Joyce DiDonato. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Video 1 | Video 2]

  • From the KlaraFestival in Brussels, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra plays music by Britten (with Ian Bostridge) and Shostakovich (with pianist Alexander Melnikov as soloist). [France Musique]

  • From the Festival Chaillol last month, the performance of Georges Boeuf's L'Homme qui plantait des arbres, in the Eglise St-Michel. [France Musique]

  • The recital program by soprano Diana Damrau and harpist Xavier de Maistre, this time performed at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. [ORF]

  • Osmo Vänskä leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms, in music by Gorecki, Vaughan Williams, and Tchaikovsky. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • From the Salzburg Festival, Ivor Bolton leads the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in Mozart's C major symphony (K. 338) and arias by the composer, with soprano Elena Mosuc. [ORF]

  • Watch the Sinfonica di Milano in the Royal Albert Hall, with tenor Joseph Calleja and conductor Xian Zhang, perform arias by Verdi and Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. [BBC Proms]

  • From the Proms, Vasily Petrenko directs the Oslo Philharmonic in Bruckner's fourth symphony and Beethoven's second piano concerto, with Christian Ihle Hadland as soloist. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestre de Paris plays the Proms, in a concert on September 1st, with Paavo Järvi conducting Arvo Pärt's Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Britten's violin concerto (with Janine Jansen as soloist), and the Saint-Saëns organ-symphony with Thierry Escaich as soloist. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. [BBC Proms]

  • A 1998 recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tsar's Bride, with Valery Gergiev leading the forces of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. [ORF]

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