The Weekly Stream

September 21, 2016
By Charles T. Downey

Every week the Internet produces a bounty of audio and video from musical performances from around the world. Here are links to the five best classical and opera streams on offer this week. Some of these streams will disappear after a few days, so listen soon.

Watch Thomas Hengelbrock conduct the opening concert of the new season from the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Chorus, performing music by Rameau, Dalbavie, Ibert, and Offenbach. Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Judith van Wanroij join as soloists. ARTE

Soprano Patricia Petibon brings the characters of Medea and Circe, singing excerpts of operas by 17th- and 18th-century composers with Héloïse Gaillard and Ensemble Amarillis, recorded last May at the Philharmonie de Paris. France Musique

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Soloists include Anja Kampe, Karen Cargill, Simon O’Neill, and Anthony Dean Griffey, plus Thomas Quasthoff as speaker. BBC3

Watch Laurence Equilbey Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and the Agnus Dei from the “Coronation” Mass. Soloists Sandrine Piau, Renata Pokupić, Benjamin Bruns, and Andreas Wolf join the Insula Orchestra and Accentus. ARTE

From the Herkulessaal at the Munich Residenz, watch the prize concerts from the ARD Music Competition, this year featuring performers on the cello, horn, and harp. BR-Klassik

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