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In Brief: Claudio Abbado 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.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

  • Remember Claudio Abbado, who passed away this week, with this recording of Mahler's second symphony, performed at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1985, with Abbado leading the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Communauté Européenne. [France Musique]

  • More Abbado, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and pianist Maurizio Pollini, in music by Mozart (Piano Concerto, KV 453) and Bruckner (Symphony No. 1), recorded in 2012 in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Watch more Mahler with Abbado, the ninth symphony, performed by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, recorded in 2010. []

  • Claudio Abbado conducts Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at La Scala, recorded in 1977, with Piero Cappuccilli (Simon Bogganegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele Adorno), José van Dam (Paolo), and others. [ORF]

  • Much more Mahler conducted by Claudio Abbado. [YouTube]

  • From the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, the Choeur de Radio France, and the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris in Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts. [France Musique]

  • We wrote about the restoration of Vivaldi's opera Catone in Utica. Hear a live performance by the same forces, Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, but a slightly different cast, including Colin Balzer taking over the title role -- recorded earlier this month in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • Fabio Biondi leads a performance of Francesco Maria Veracini's opera Adriano in Siria, with Europa Galante, starring Sonia Prina (Adriano), Ann Hallenberg (Farnaspe), Romina Basso (Sabina), Roberta Invernizzi (Emirena), and others, recorded earlier this month in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Marc Minkowski leads a performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, starring Bejun Mehta (Orfeo) and Camilla Tilling (Euridice). [ORF]

  • Listen to Telemann's Tafelmusik, performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. [RTBF]

  • Violinists Isabelle Faust and Julia-Maria Kretz, violists Pauline Sachse and Stefan Fehlandt, and cellist Jens-Peter Maintz perform chamber music by Mendelssohn and Mozart. [RTBF]

  • John Eliot Gardiner leads two works by Stravinsky, Apollon musagète and Oedipus Rex, with Fanny Ardant as speaker, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor, Stuart Skelton, bass-baritone Gidon Saks, the Monteverdi Choir, and London Symphony Orchestra, recorded last April at the Barbican Hall. [RTBF]

  • Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé Orchestra in a performance of Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, and other pieces by Strauss, plus Don Quixote, Three Hymns (op. 71), and Also sprach Zarathustra, recorded at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. [BBC3]

  • Watch the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Arditti Quartet perform music by Philippe Manoury and Pascal Dusapin. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Ton Koopman leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in music of Gossec, Mozart, and Haydn, with pianist Robert Levin as soloist, recorded at the Opéra Comique in Paris. [France Musique]

  • Rare music by Eustache du Caurroy and Guillaume Bouzignac, performed by countertenor Juilien Freymuth, haute-contre Stephen Collardelle, bass Francois Joron, and Les Pages et les Symphonistes du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, recorded last month in Versailles. [France Musique]

  • David Zinman conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony, plus Prokofiev's first violin concerto, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist. [BR-Klassik]

  • Watch the Quatuor Ysaÿe and friends perform music by Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, and Arnold Schönberg. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Bruckner's fourth symphony, with Thomas Hengelbrock leading the NDR Symphony Orchestra, plus Schumann's A minor piano concerto, with Hélène Grimaud as soloist, recorded last July in Lübeck. [RTBF]

  • Music by Purcell and Britten, recorded last month at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, with tenor Mark Padmore, countertenor Iestyn Davies, baritone Marcus Farnswoeth, pianist Julius Drake, harpist Lucy Wakeford, and horn player Richard Watkins. [RTBF]

  • Watch Stefan Soltesz conduct a performance of Hindemith's Cardillac, with the Munich Radio Orchestra. [BR-Klassik]

  • At the Theater an der Wien, a reconstruction of Henry Purcell's King Arthur, edited by Helmut Jasbar, performed by the Wiener Singakademie, the Kammerchor der Wiener Singakademie, and others. [ORF]

  • Concerto Köln performs concertos by Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, J. S. Bach, and Charles Avison. [ORF]

  • Organist Robert Quinney performs Elgar's Sonata in G on Peterborough Cathedral's 84-stop William Hill organ. [BBC3]

  • From a concert recorded last October, soprano Roberta Invernizzi joins the Solistes et le Choeur de la Radio Télévision suisse italienne and I Barocchisti for music by Pergolesi and J. S. Bach. [France Musique]

  • Lars Ulrik Mortensen leads Concerto Copenhagen, with soprano Maria Keohane, in music by Rameau, Johann Adolf Scheibe, Johann David Heinichen, and Telemann, recorded in Vienna. [ORF]

  • A recital by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and pianist Emanuel Ax, with music by Brahms, recorded last May at the Schwetzinger Festspiele. [ORF]

  • Vassily Sinaisky leads the Vienna Symphony in music by Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich, with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. [ORF]

  • Jaap van Zweden leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, with soprano Barbara Hannigan, in music by Dutilleux, Shostakovich, and Rimsky-Korsakov. [ORF]

  • Listen to pianist Fazil Say in recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, playing music by Mozart, Bernd-Aloïs Zimmermann, Stravinsky, Chopin, and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • The Orchestre National de France plays the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with Daniele Gatti leading music by Dvorak and Mahler, with cellist Anne Gastinel as soloist. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. [BBC3]

  • Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon just played a recital at the Phillips Collection. Hear him play some of the same pieces in a recital earlier this month at the Cité de la Musique. [France Musique]

  • Grieg's piano concerto with pianist Lars Vogt, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Donald Runnicles. [BBC3]

  • A tribute to composer Christophe Bertrand (1981-2010), with a selection of his music performed by musicians from the ensembles In Extremis and Court-Circuit. [France Musique]

  • From a concert recorded last November in Lugano, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins the Orchestre de la Suisse italienne and conductor Michael Nesterowicz, with music by Ernest Bloch, Beethoven, and Vaughan-Williams. [France Musique]

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