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In Brief: Season Opening 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.)

  • Listen to William Christie conduct music of Rameau and Handel with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soprano Sandrine Piau, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Hervé Niquet leads his ensemble Le Concert Spirituel in music of Henry Purcell at the Festival Sinfonia in Périgord. [France Musique]

  • Have a listen to the prizewinners from this year's ARD Music Competition, in concertos accompanied by the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. [BR-Klassik]

  • From the Utrecht Early Music Festival last month, Fabio Bonizzoni leads his ensemble La Risonanza, in Antonio Vivaldi's cantata La Senna festeggiante. [ORF]

  • From the Internationales Brucknerfest Linz, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under conductor Yuri Temirkanov performs Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, plus music by Rachmaninoff and Bruckner, with pianist Nikolai Lugansky as soloist in Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto. [ORF]

  • Watch a concert by the Orchestre de Paris, with music by Poulenc (the suite from the ballet Les animaux modèles and the concert for two pianos, with Katia and Marielle Labèque as soloists) and Franck. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Antonino Fogliani leads a performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Il Pirata at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, recorded last January, starring Mariella Devia, Vladimir Stoyanov, and Gregory Kunde. [ORF]

  • The Ensemble Linéa performs Ligeti's Kammerkonzert at the Abbaye de Royaumont. [France Musique]

  • From Bucharest, the Tammuz Quartet plays piano quartets by Robert Fuchs, George Enescu, and Gabriel Fauré. [ORF]

  • Watch pianist Jan Lisiecki play a recital in the Auditorium du Louvre, with music by Paderewski, Bach, and Chopin. []

  • The Mandelring Quartett plays a concert in Graz, with string quartets by Mozart, Ligeti, and Schubert. [ORF]

  • From the Festival Berlioz last month, at the Château Louis XI in Côte Saint-André, François-Xavier Roth leads the SWR Symphony Orchestra in music of Berlioz, Boulez, and Richard Strauss. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Christopher Hinterhuber plays a recital at the Internationale Haydntage, with music by Haydn and Beethoven. [ORF]

  • Leonard Loredo De Sà leads the ensemble Il Ballo in music by Cavalieri and Monteverdi, at the Abbaye de Chancelade as part of the Festival Sinfonia. [France Musique]

  • The Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg performs music of Bach at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, followed by the English Baroque Soloists at the Proms performing Bach's Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11. [ORF]

  • The Jeune Chœur de Dordogne and La Camera delle Lacrime performs music from the Livre Vermeil de Montserrat, at the Festival Sinfonia in Périgord. [France Musique]

  • Flutist Walter Auer and friends perform chamber music by Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, and Gottfried von Einem, recorded last month at the Carinthischen Sommer Festival. [ORF]

  • Cellist Silvia Chiesa and pianist Maurizio Baglini play music of Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Britten, at the Orangerie de Bagatelle, part of the Festival Les Solistes last month. [France Musique]

  • A recital by pianist Maurizio Baglini at the Festival Les Solistes in Bagatelle, with music by Chopin, Filidéi, Schumann, Gottschalk, Bach, and Scarlatti. [France Musique]

  • The 1967 recording of Luigi Cherubini's Medea with Gwyneth Jones (Medea) and Bruno Prevedi (Jason), accompanied by the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and conductor Lamberto Gardelli. [ORF]

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