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Perchance to Stream: St. Stephen's 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.

  • Watch Kurt Masur lead a concert by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and violinist Renaud Capuçon at the church of St. Nicholas in Leipzig, on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with music of Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach. [ARTE]

  • The late Kurt Masur leads the Orchestre National de France in Britten's Simple Symphony, Beethoven's violin concerto (with Vadim Repin as soloist), and Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony, at a concert recorded in 2006 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • Excerpts from three concerts conducted by Kurt Masur, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1981, the New York Philharmonic in 1992, and the Orchestre National de France in 2008. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Listen to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge. [BBC]

  • From 2014, Ton Koopman leads the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and soloists in Bach's Christmas Oratorio, in Brunswick. [France Musique]

  • Vaclav Luks conducts Bach's B Minor Mass with Collegium 1704 at the Festival d'Ambronay. [France Musique]

  • The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky's music for The Nutcracker. [Avro Klassiek]

  • Valery Gergiev leads a performance of Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet The Nutcracker, with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, recorded last August in Stockholm's Berwaldhallen during the Baltic Sea Festival. [ORF | Part 2]

  • The Concentus Musicus Wien and Arnold Schoenberg Chor, under Erwin Ortner and with soloists Cornelia Horak, Elisabeth Kulman, Werner Güra, and Florian Boesch, in Bach cantatas. [ORF | Part 2]

  • Watch Philippe Herreweghe conduct Collegium Vocale Gent in the Christmas cantatas of Bach, recorded at the church of St. Roch in Paris. [ARTE]

  • Recorder player Wolfram Schurig and Concerto Stella Matutina perform "Natale a Napoli," a concert of Christmas music by Antonio Caldara and other composers recorded at the Klosterkirche der Kartause Mauerbach. [ORF]

  • Organist Balázs Szabó and baritone Rafael Fingerlos perform music by Bach, Dvorak, Reger, and others. [ORF]

  • Watch the production of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice, conducted by Hervé Niquet in Brussels. [De Munt]

  • A performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Christmas Eve, with Valery Polyansky conducting the State Symphony Capella of Russia Chorus and State Symphony Capella of Russia. [RTBF]

  • Le concert de Noël de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Christmas concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus, with Christmas pieces performed by Erwin Ortner and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Singakademie, the Vienna Boys Choir, and Angela Kirchschlager, Piotr Beczala, and other soloists. [ARTE]

  • Listen to a solemn Vespers with music by Agostino Steffani, performed by the Venice Monteverdi Academy and Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte and conducted by Roberto Zarpellon in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Asolo, in the Veneto. [ORF]

  • Otto Kargl leads a performance of Handel's Messiah, with Solamente Naturali Bratislava, the Cappella Nova Graz, the Domkantorei St. Pölten, and soloists Andrea Lauren Brown, Martina Daxböck, Stefanie Iranyi, Daniel Johannsen, and Martin Bemer, recorded last September at the Cathedral of St. Pölten during the Festival Musica Sacra. [ORF]

  • A performance of Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele from the Bayerischen Staatsoper in Munich, starring René Pape (Mefistofele), Joseph Calleja (Faust), and Kristine Opolais (Margherita). [ORF]

  • The Wiener Klaviertrio plays piano trios by C.P.E. Bach, Rebecca Clarke, and Brahms, at a concert recorded last month at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • Listen to Daniele Gatti lead the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's The Firebird. [Avro Klassiek]

  • Philippe Herreweghe leads a concert by the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, with pianist Dejan Lazic as soloist in Mozart's A major piano concerto, plus Beethoven's Coriolan overture and Schumann "Rhenish" symphony, recorded last September in Graz. [ORF]

  • Performances of two ballet scores, Bartok's The Wooden Prince and Roussel's Le Festin de l'Araignée, performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Bruno Mantovani. [France Musique]

  • Marie-Noëlle Maerten, organist Denis Comtet, and La Maîtrise de Radio France perform sacred music by Imogen Hoslt, Timothy Salter, and Gabriel Fauré. [France Musique]

  • Mark Elder conducts the Australian Youth Orchestra in Debussy's La Mer and Mahler's sixth symphony. [ABC Classic]

  • The Australian World Orchestra, under Simon Rattle, performs Debussy's Ariettes oubliees and Bruckner's eighth symphony. [ABC Classic]

  • Listen to the recording of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, with Georg Solti conducting Carlo Bergonzi (Riccardo), Cornell MacNeil (Renato), Birgit Nilsson (Amelia), and others, made in Rome with the Academia di Santa Cecilia in 1960. [ORF]

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