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In Brief: Queen of the 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.

  • We just recommended Lalla Roukh by Félicien David, and now Véronique Gens heads up a performance of the same composer's Herculanum, with the Choeur de la Radio Flamande, the Brussels Philharmonic, and Hervé Niquet. [France Musique]

  • Daniele Gatti leads a performance of Mahler's seventh symphony, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall. [BBC3]

  • More of the Benjamin Britten festival from the Opéra de Lyon, with a performance of Curlew River. [France Musique]

  • Also from Lyon, Britten's Peter Grimes, starring Alan Oke (Peter Grimes) and Michaela Kaune (Ellen Orford). [France Musique]

  • From Brussels, a performance of Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande. [RTBF]

  • From the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Belcea Quartet and pianist Piotr Anderszewski perform music by Weber, Beethoven, and Shostakovich. [ORF]

  • The Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, under Myung-Whun Chung, performs Mahler's ninth symphony. [France Musique]

  • Philippe Herreweghe directs a performance of Haydn's Die Schöpfung with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Collegium Vocale Gent. [RTBF]

  • From the Wigmore Hall in London, Ann Hallenberg sings arias written for the castrato Farinelli. [BBC3]

  • The masque The Tempest, with music by Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, and John Weldon, performed at the Cité de la musique by Philip Pickett and the New London Consort. [France Musique]

  • Andreas Staier leads music by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach, with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. [France Musique]

  • Les Arts Florissants perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's Platée, with Paul Agnew conducting a cast led by Marcel Beekman (Platée). [ORF]

  • From the Cité de la Musique, harpsichordists Blandine Rannou and Jean Rondeau perform music by J.S. Bach. [France Musique]

  • The opening concert of the Turbulences Festival at the Cité de la Musique, led by composer Bruno Mantovani last month. [France Musique]

  • Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Webern Symphonie Orchester and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien in Mahler's second symphony, with soprano Malin Hartelius and mezzo-soprano Yvonne Naef. [ORF]

  • Violinist Sayaka Shoji is the soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, for music by Chausson, Berlioz, Dukas, and Walton. [ORF]

  • Gustavo Dudamel leads the Berlin Philharmonic in a concert recorded last December, with music by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Schubert. [ORF]

  • The Quatuor Hermès plays music by Janacek and Hersant, with pianists Joans Vitaus and Guillaume Bellom and others. [France Musique]

  • If you missed it, listen to the broadcast of Bellini's I Puritani from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien. [ORF]

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