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Jun. 26 2016

Perchance to Stream: End of June Edition

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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.
From St John’s Smith Square, Paul McCreesh leads a performance of Haydn’s The Seasons, in a new English translation, with the

Jun. 25 2016

Book of the Day: Waylon! One Awesome Thing, by Sara Pennypacker

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Sara Pennypacker’s Waylon! One Awesome Thing.

Jun. 25 2016

Saturday Opera: ‘La Bohème’ from Liège

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Puccini, La Bohème
Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège (Paolo Arrivabeni, conductor)
Production directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera

Patrizia Ciofi (Mimi)
Gianluca Terranova (Rodolfo)
Ionut Pascu (Marcello)
Alessandro Spina (Colline)
Laurent Kubla (Schaunard)
Patrick Delcour (Benoît)

Jun. 24 2016

Another Title for Pierre Audi: Director of Aix-en-Provence Festival

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Mr. Audi, artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory who has led the Dutch National Opera for three decades, will take over in 2018.

Jun. 24 2016

Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’

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As his first solo work after the death of his wife, Jeanne-Claude, Christo has installed The Floating Piers, a floating dock covered with yellow fabric in Lake Iseo, which is about 100 kilometers east of Milan. As Wired reports, it is something of an engineering marvel. Through July 3, visitors can view it from the mountains surrounding the lake, and they can walk on the work from Sulzano to

Jun. 23 2016

How Jaap van Zweden Became America’s Best-Paid Conductor in 2013

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Mr. van Zweden, the incoming music director of the New York Philharmonic, received more than $5.1 million that year, according to recent tax filings.

Jun. 23 2016

A Soccer Game, With an Orchestral Soundtrack

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In a concert hall in Paris, an orchestra provided an eclectic musical backdrop to Croatia’s victory against Spain.

Jun. 23 2016

Briefly Noted: Weingartner’s ‘Die Dorfschule’

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Felix Weingartner, Die Dorfschule, C. Bieber, F. McCarthy, Deutsche Oper Berlin, J. Lacombe
(released on March 11, 2016)
cpo 777813-2 | 43’03”
Last week I wrote about Carl Orff’s early opera Gisei, an adaptation of the Japanese play Terakoya (The Temple School). That live recording from the Deutsche Oper Berlin was made at concert where the Orff one-act was featured on a double-bill with this

Jun. 22 2016

À mon chevet: ‘Min Kamp 5’

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

Life at the institution was not only different from outside, time was too. Standing by the window and looking into the forest, I knew that if I had been there, sitting under a tree and looking over at these buildings, time would have been barely noticeable, I would have drifted as lightly

Jun. 21 2016

Fête de la Musique

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Today is la Fête de la Musique, an annual tradition founded by French culture minister Jack Lang and now celebrated around France and throughout the world. If you are lucky enough to live in a place where there is music all day today (and no strikes), go listen. If not and you are a musician, set up with your friends on the front porch and play. If you are stuck on the computer most of the day,

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