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In Brief: Start of Fall 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.)

  • Michael Boder conducts a production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at the Theater an der Wien, starring Toby Spence (Tom Rakewell), Bo Skovhus (Nick Shadow), Anna Prohaska (Anne Truelove), and Anne Sofie von Otter (Baba the Turk), with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester. [ORF]

  • The Heidelberg Symphony plays the Internationale Haydntage in Esterhazy, a concert including Haydn's symphonies no. 98 and 105. [ORF]

  • From the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Robert King conducts the King's Consort in music of Bach (Geist und Seele sind verwirret, a Sanctus, the Ascension Oratorio) and Handel (Dixit Dominus). [France Musique]

  • Pianist Nikolai Lugansky plays a recital at the Edinburgh Festival, recorded last month, with music by Janáček, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. [ORF]

  • Listen to Lorin Maazel lead the Vienna Philharmonic in Shostakovich's fifth symphony and Tchaikovsky's third orchestral suite. [ORF]

  • Fabien Gabel leads a concert by the Orchestre philharmonique de Bruxelles at the Berlioz Festival, with music by Berlioz, Wagner (the Wesendonck Lieder, with Jennifer Larmore as soloist), Boulez (Notations I-IV and VII), and Musorgsky. [France Musique]

  • More Berlioz at the Berlioz Festival, with the Orchestre National de Lyon and soprano Véronique Gens. [France Musique]

  • Recorded last April in Graz, the Mandelring Quartet performs music by Mozart, Ligeti, and Schubert. [ORF]

  • Music of Haydn, Grieg, and Shostakovich performed by the Fine Arts Quartet and the Quatuor Talich at the Pablo Casals Festival. [France Musique]

  • The Cappella Nova Graz and Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, perform sacred music by Bruckner (motets, plus the Mass in E minor) and Mendelssohn. [ORF]

  • From earlier this week, Daniele Gatti leads the Orchestre National de France in music by Verdi and Henri Dutilleux (Mystère de l'instant), with tenor Joseph Calleja and soprano Leah Crocetto, recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. [France Musique]

  • From the Styriarte Festival last July, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien in music by Joseph Lanner and Franz Schubert, with contralto Bernarda Fink. [France Musique]

  • Have a listen to Grace Bumbry's Carmen recorded in 1969 and 1970 at the Opéra de Paris, with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and a cast that included Mirella Freni (Micaela) and Jon Vickers (Don José). [ORF]

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