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Perchance to Stream: Checkmate Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

  • Nelson Freire joins the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, under Charles Dutoit, for music by Debussy, Chopin, Stravinsky, and Ravel, recorded in Geneva. [France Musique]

  • Watch the production of Cherubini's Médée from the Grand Théâtre de Genève, directed by Christof Loy. [ARTE]

  • Do not miss a performance of Pascal Dusapin's new opera Penthesilea, recorded at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, starring Natascha Petrinsky (Penthesilea), Marisol Montalvo (Prothoe), and others. [De Munt (video) | RTBF (audio)]

  • Listen to a rare performance of Gounod's opera Cinq-Mars, recorded in Munich last January, with a cast including Véronique Gens, Tassis Christoyannis, Andrew Foster-Williams, and others. [ORF]

  • Mikko Franck leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in an all-Sibelius concert for the composer's 150th birthday. [France Musique]

  • Watch Paul Agnew lead singers of Les Arts Florissants in Monteverdi's Madrigali guerrieri. [Philharmonie de Paris]

  • Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky's Petrushka and the Brahms violin concerto, with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Cellist Truls Mørk joins the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich for Shostakovich's first cello concerto, with Andrés Orozco-Estrada also conducting music by Nielsen, Martinu, and Enescu, recorded earlier this month in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Listen to a performance of Handel's oratorio Solomon from Quebec, with Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Karina Gauvin joining La Chapelle de Québec and Les Violons du Roy. [France Musique]

  • Soprano Elisabeth Scholl and countertenor Andreas Scholl join viola da gambist Hartwig Groth, lutenist Sören Leupold, and organist Wiebke Weidanz for a performance of Baroque duets by Handel, Purcell, and others, recorded last January at the German National Museum in Nuremberg. [ORF]

  • Daniele Gatti conducts all four of Schumann's symphonies with the Orchestre National de France. [France Musique]

  • Le Concert d'Astrée, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm and with soprano Lydia Teuscher, performs Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, in a concert recorded in 2013 at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [France Musique]

  • From a concert at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris recorded in March, the Ensemble 2e2m performs new music by Francesco Filidei, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Clara Iannotta, and David Coll. [France Musique]
  • From the Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonia Orchestra plays a prelude by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov's first piano concerto with Daniil Trifonov as soloist, and Dvorak's 8th Symphony, under Yuri Temirkanov. [BBC3]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov, with music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Schumann, recorded last August at the Manoir Chopin in Duszniki Zdroj. [RTBF]

  • From a concert recorded last year at the Festival Musiq'3 in Flagey, Vox Luminis performs the Requiem Impérial dans Z by Johann Joseph Fux. [RTBF]

  • From the Barbican Hall, Michal Nesterowicz leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Lutoslawski's thrilling Concerto for Orchestra, plus the U.K. premiere of Rouse's Prospero's Rooms and Steven Osborne as soloist in Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto. [BBC3]

  • Václav Luks leads soprano Raffaela Milanesi and Collegium 1704 in a performance of music by Mozart, Vorisek, Rossini, and others, recorded last year in Warsaw. [ORF]

  • From the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, Jirí Belohlávek conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Smetana, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams. [BBC3]

  • Pablo Gonzalez conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège in music of Chabrier, Falla, and Ravel, with pianist Eric Le Sage as soloist. [RTBF]

  • Gennadi Roschdestwenski leads the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra in Hubert Parry's third symphony, Frederick Delius's piano concerto (with soloist Viktoria Postnikowa), and Peter Maxwell Davies's St. Thomas Wake, recorded last year at the Moscow Conservatory. [ORF]

  • Early music from the RheinVokal Festival last year, with countertenor Andreas Scholl and harpsichordist Tamar Halperin performing music by Dowland, Campion, Halperin, and Haydn. [RTBF]

  • Pierre Boulez conducts Scriabin's Le Poème de l'Extase, recorded in 2009 for Scriabin's 100th birthday at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • The Apollon Musagète Quartett performs music by Tchaikovsky and Schubert at the Schwarzenberg Festival in 2013. [ORF]

  • Have a listen to the Munich recording of Friedrich von Flotow's opera Martha, starring Lucia Popp (Martha), Doris Soffel (Nancy), Siegfried Jerusalem (Lyonel), and Karl Ridderbusch (Plumkett), recorded in 1977. [ORF]


Gary said...

The Dardanus production is delightful.

Charles T. Downey said...

Amazing, I agree.

Gary said...

The music is wonderful. And the singing is consistently very impressive. Such expressive singers, even the choir! So unlike (what seems to me) a lot of singers from a country who likes to invade its neighbors recently -- they may have great voices but very little personality or charm when parking and barking.