radio alert

Edit: Here is the radio broadcast of the Mozart Mass in C-minor for re-listening.

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Today, 16.Sep.2016, at 1900h GMT, Laurence Equilbey conducting her orchestra and chorus, with soloist Sandrine Piau, Renata Pokupic, and other, with a Mozart program, link from ARTE here or from worldconcerthall here.

Tomorrow, 17.Sep.2016, at 1900h GMT, Natalie Stutzmann conducting the Sao Paolo symphonie orchestra and ? chorus, with soloist Emoke Barath and Ekaterina Siurina and others, Mozart Mass in C minor. link here or here at the world concert hall.

Edit: new interview from Sao Paolo, N.Stutzmann discusses her work with the Orchestra, Mozart Mass, etc. AND!! E.Siurina’s voice is soooooo much more agreeable with my ears (and her phrasing is much better in my opinion) to the version I heard in Bergen. Very much looking forward!

More later if I find things in the schedule from the worldconcerthall site.

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41 Responses to radio alert

  1. Agathe says:

    I’ve just switched over to Stutzmann’s concert, very energetic Schubert!

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    • thả diều says:

      yes, i’m currently tuning in too! i heard her live in Bergen but sat sooooo far way couldn’t really hear it well. In the interview she was discussing this was one of the orchestras that invited her when she started her conducting career a few years ago.. I think it also helped that Marin Alsop was the chief conductor there at the time, networking!

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    • thả diều says:

      here comes Mozart Mass..
      Edit:
      E.Baráth is listed as a soprano but she can cover the whole range of the mezzo part in this piece.

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      • Agathe says:

        I think here we have a bit of a similar thing as in Anik’s concert with a large, traditional orchestra, and it seems also a rather large choir, making it all a bit heavy, not Stutzmann’s fault of course, I like the tempi and phrasing. The interpretation of the first solo Soprano seemed a bit too “romantic” to me.

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        • thả diều says:

          yes, she’s conducting with the orchestra as she’s given. Occasionally she also trims down the size but for Mozart Mass it seems to be very big, as well as nearly 100 singers in the chorus (I was told in Bergen we didn’t get good seats because ALL singers in town was in the chorus and so all their friends + families came to the concert 🙂 )

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  2. Agathe says:

    Laudate, that’s Barath, wonderful, also the sound is generally lighter in this one

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    • thả diều says:

      yes! really like!!
      and too “romantic” to describe Siurina’s take was also my impression.. E.Barath is a baroque’s singer. I was also really impressed how well her voice carries in a mother-of-all-gigantic hall in Bergen.

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      • Agathe says:

        But Barath is a Soprano, not a Mezzo it seems to me? She does not carry as well in the lower parts as in the higher.

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        • thả diều says:

          yes, she’s a soprano. I don’t know why she’s singing the mezzo’s part, hence not enough heft in the lower notes. I wonder whether it’s because it’s modern orchestra = pitch is higher? This is the 2nd time she sings this. (But i thought she did very well with the low notes (?) )

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    • thả diều says:

      I love how their voices mesh in this duet though! interweaving is the feeling

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      • Agathe says:

        Yes, that was nice!
        the choir is really too heavy

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        • thả diều says:

          i once also attended a concert of Mozart Mass at UCLA and there they were also using more than 100 singers! And the version i saw on internet with Bernstein and A.Auger + vonStade also had a huuuge chorus.. i thought it’s the norm?
          (one of my fav soprano’s take is actually this one, even though i can tell she has trouble at a few place.. but as far as tone + maintaining the musical line i really love).
          Edit 25.sep.2016: after listening a couple more times, i have don’t recall any issues with the 1st soprano.. might have been the mezzo with her coloratura.. but yes, 1st soprano, one of my fav!

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          • Agathe says:

            I think it’s often done like that (I have also sung it at some time with quite a large choir as far as I can remember), but I don’t think that’s the historically informed way? I’m just noticing how my taste has somehow changed, I don’t think this used to bother me, but now I have heard so much Mozart performed with more specialized orchestras and singers it just feels too much this way.

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          • thả diều says:

            that’s why i was so in love with the Messiah NS did with her orchestra + the superb professional choir (Namur Chamber Choir) from Belgium in Paris 2 years ago. The details were vivid. But she wants to be able to conduct any orchestra and as a result I think generally ended up with modern symphony orchestra in very big halls.. and I think this might be the only way to carry the sound. Besides, I think she’s bringing “new” music to the general symphony orchestra’s audience perhaps? as they’re mostly used to the generic repertoire (whatever it may be)?

            (oh here comes the soprano’s solo to woodwinds)

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          • Agathe says:

            in this one I really like soprano1st’s take (sorry, have not remembered her name)
            Regarding the large choirs, yes, it can still come something very nice out of it. Still, I also prefer professional choirs, the sound is just very different. Although, as I’m singing in a non-professional choir myself, I’m also grateful to be given opportunities to perform with very good orchestras and soloists.

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          • thả diều says:

            Ekaterina Siurina , she sings Mozart and now Traviata, amongst other things..
            Yes, i loooove that take, you can hear the music and expression rather than getting hung up on the soprano’s difficulties which can be the case because she’s so exposed here.

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          • Agathe says:

            The choir is good in the Sanctus, that’s quite difficult

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          • thả diều says:

            ps- she’s Zerlina to D.Röschmann’s D.Elvira.. that’s how i knew her originally.. She was also Giulietta to VK’s Romeo in Munich a few summers ago…

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          • Agathe says:

            But in the direct comparison we just heard I still like Barath more

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          • thả diều says:

            am capturing this of course while listening live.. so we’ll have more chance to hear Barath’s again. (As i said i like her phrasing already when i heard her the first time in Messiah)

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          • Agathe says:

            Great, Barath’s voice is really the type I would normally go for, no wonder I like her and thank you for pointing her out in your posts! That was a fun little life blog. I’ll now have a look into the Jane Eyre on you channel I think, wanted to do that for quite a while and today I’m alone, so good opportunity.

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          • thả diều says:

            🙂
            That came out in Vietnam in 1988 , at at that time we would pay to go to the theater, and there’s a TV about 45cm x 45cm in size and a VHS player, and they’d put the VHS tape in and we watched it in chunks (that was the first time i saw a VHS tape too). Good memories. I really love Zelah Clark’s acting, and I thought T.Dalton portrayal of Rochester is one of the most completed ones.

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          • Agathe says:

            you can also hear from Barath’s phrasing that she is more specialized in Barock, as you said

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          • thả diều says:

            oh? i can’t really say i know what the difference is (breathing? shaping?)

            Very energetic drive. Bravi! this will be my re-listening music for the rest of afternoon…

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          • thả diều says:

            (oops, i might not know this well enough.. which soprano is this?)

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          • Agathe says:

            I asked myself the same and looked it up, she sounds so much lighter here

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    • thả diều says:

      oh, Agathe, i found this clip, Baráth singing the first soprano’s line, very nice too!

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      • thả diều says:

        omg, i just finally paid attention to the video and realized who is singing the 2nd soprano line!! i might need to subscribe to medicitv just so i can watch this performance in full!

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        • Agathe says:

          Hallenberg, right! We could make a game out of this: “Spot the Mezzo” or something like that. I have never been to Verbier festival, but heard quite a lot about it, great 2016 program! Also, the location must be awesome!

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  3. stray says:

    fyi Rosenkavalier at BSO tonight at 7pm ET, streaming at WCRB – Fleming, Graham, Morley

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  4. Regie, or Not Regie? says:

    Thanks for these links, especially to the Mozart choral program!

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