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In Brief: Mid-May 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.

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Theater an der Wien. [ORF]

  • Listen to rare performances of Victorin Joncières's Le dernier jour de Pompéi (1869) and Félicien David's Herculanum. [France Musique]

  • Semyon Bychkov conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the world premiere of Franz Schmidt's second symphony and Time Recycling by René Staar. [ORF]

  • It's time for the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, this year for voices. Have a listen to the competitors. [RTBF]

  • Music of Purcell from Les Arts Florissants, led by Paul Agnew. [France Musique]

  • Giovanni Antonini leads the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Il Giardino Armonico, and soloists in Bach's cantata Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir and Handel's Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo. [RTBF]

  • Listen to a performance of Wagner's Lohengrin from the Wiener Staatsoper. [RTBF]

  • Violinist Rachel Podger and Arte dei Suonatori perform music by Handel, Vivaldi, and Corelli. [BBC3]

  • Stile Antico performs a concert of Renaissance choral music at the Wigmore Hall in London. [BBC3]

  • From the Schubertiade Hohenems, the Jerusalem Quartet plays music by Haydn, Janacek, and Ravel. [ORF]

  • Jordi Savall leads La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations in sacred music by Bach, Handel, Lully, and Vivaldi, recorded last summer in Barcelona. [ORF]

  • Pianist Fazil Say perform music of Mozart, plus his own compositions, recorded on May 9 at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • Paul Daniel conducts music of Kaija Saariaho (Lumière et pesanteur, 2009), Mahler, and Sibelius, with mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi and the Orchestre national Bordeaux-Aquitaine. [France Musique]

  • Violinist Vilde Frang and pianist Michail Lifits perform music by Mozart, Fauré, Brahms, and Prokofiev. [RTBF]

  • Flutist Kate Clark and lutenist Paul O'Dette perform music by Robert Fayrfax, Dowland, and others, recorded last summer at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. [ORF]

  • The Saturday Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Rossini's La Cenerentola, with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. [France Musique]

  • From Bordeaux, a recital of German and French art song by baritone Stéphane Degout and pianist Simon Lepper. [France Musique]

  • The Maîtrise de Radio France, directed by Sofie Jeanin, perform music by Handel, Caldara, and the Scarlattis. [France Musique]

  • From the Temple de l’Annonciation in Paris, the world premiere of Alle guerre d’amore by Gianvincenzo Cresta (b. 1968), interspersed with Renaissance madrigals. [France Musique]

  • Baritone Christopher Maltman and Meta4 perform music by Barber, Britten, and Vaughan Williams, recorded last month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • Tenor Jonas Kaufmann joins the Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin for Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, plus music by Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss. [ORF]

  • Daniele Gatti leads the Choeur de Radio France and Orchestre National de France in music by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Flavio Testi, with soprano Eva Mei, bass Luca Pisaroni, and tenor Paolo Fanale. [France Musique]

  • Alexander Vedernikow leads the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, in music of Smetana and Richard Strauss. [ORF]

  • Cellist Truls Mørk joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, with music by Carl-Maria von Weber, Haydn, J.S. Bach, and Beethoven. [France Musique]

  • Soprano Susanne Elmark joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and conductor Kent Nagano for music of Schoenberg, Mozart, and Bruckner. [France Musique]

  • Flutist Barthold Kuijken and Il Fondamento perform music by Telemann and C.P.E. Bach. [France Musique]

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