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Classical music highlights during June include a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 by the Philharmonia conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi at the Royal Festival Hall, London (14 June) together with a series of webcasts of all six of Bach’s famous Suites for Cello by renowned cellist Lynn Harrell. GMN.com will also bring a bit of drama to your weekend with exclusive webcasts of some of the world’s best loved operas, such as the dramatic Aida by Verdi conducted by Valery Gergiev (10 June) and Plácido Domingo performing in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila (17 June). Please see attached listings for details of the current webcast schedule. All GMN webcasts are streamed exclusively from our servers over the Internet. All you need to enjoy both audio and visual webcasts is Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, which if you do not already have can be downloaded free of charge on the GMN site - simply click on the help button and follow the easy to use instructions or go straight to http://www.gmn.com/guide/installingplayer.asp.
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Thursday 1 June
Live from last year`s Cello Festival in Hong Kong Lynn Harrell treats you to a selection of chamber music, featuring Beethoven`s Trio in B-flat Op.11 and Brahms` Clarinet Trio.
Friday 2 June
Trevor Pinnock conducts the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra in a performance of Haydn`s Symphony No.102 and Mozart`s `Prague` Symphony K.504, live at the Haydn Festival at the Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt.
Saturday 3 June
Live from the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, the `King of Opera`, Plácido Domingo and Violeta Urmana sing Act 2 of Wagner`s Parsifal with the Kirov Opera and Valery Gergiev. Sunday 4 June Recorded last year at London`s Royal Festival Hall, Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a live performance of Schubert`s Symphony No.8, the `Unfinished` and Kurtág`s `Stele`.
Monday 5 June
Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe give a lively performance of works by Franck, Janácek and Michael Berkeley in a recital recorded at the 1998 Cheltenham International Festival of Music. Tuesday 6 June The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, conducted by bandmaster Stephen Cobb perform a spectacular and varied program, recorded live at last year`s London International Brass Festival.
Wednesday 7 June
More chamber music from cellist Lynn Harrell at the HKPO`s Cello Festival. This week`s performance features Beethoven`s Trio in C minor Op.1 No.3 and Brahms` E minor Cello Sonata. Thursday 8 June Celebrated conductor Roger Norrington conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a live performance of Beethoven`s Symphony No.7 in A Major, recorded at London`s Royal Festival Hall.
Friday 9 June
Christopher Warren-Green directs the London Chamber Orchestra in a live performance of Mozart`s famous serenade `Eine Kleine Nachtmusik` and Elgar`s well-loved Serenade for Strings in E minor recorded at St John Smith’s Square, London.
Saturday 10 June
In 1870 Verdi was commissioned to write Aida for the newly opened Opera House in Cairo. The story of the conflict between duty and love, and the legendary ambience of ancient Egypt inspired Verdi to write an opera of tremendous dramatic power. This performance with the Kirov Opera, conducted by Valery Gergiev, was recorded live at the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg as part of the White Nights Festival in June 1999.
Sunday 11 June
Recorded live at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, this concert features two of Bach`s most popular orchestral works, the Brandenburg Concertos. This performance of the 3rd and 6th concertos showcases the talents of the Mainly Mozart Festival`s instrumentalists, especially violists Cynthia Phelps and James Dunham in the 6th, who effectively perform a double viola concerto in places.
Monday 12 June
Guest Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the Philharmonia Orchestra through an outstanding performance of Berlioz`s Damnation de Faust, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on May 25th 1999 as part of a Berlioz concert series, sponsored by Zurich Financial Services.
Tuesday 13 June
Peter Donohoe performs Brahms` Piano Concerto No.1, a highly-charged emotional work of massive proportions. Recorded last year live in Hong Kong, David Atherton conducts the HKPO in this exuberant performance.
Wednesday 14 June
Recorded last year at the Royal Festival Hall in London`s South Bank Centre, Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a live performance of Beethoven`s 3rd Symphony, `Eroica`.
Thursday 15 June
All six of Bach`s famous Suites for Solo Cello were performed by acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell at the close of last year`s Hong Kong Philharmonic season. This webcast features No.1 and No.6. Friday 16 June Christopher Warren-Green directs the London Chamber Orchestra in a live performance of two very popular Serenades for Strings by Tchaikovsky and Dvorák. Listen out for those well-known melodies!
Saturday 17 June
Plácido Domingo, Shirley Verrett and Wolfgang Brendel star in a magnificent recording of Saint-Saëns` moving opera, Samson et Dalila, based on one of the most famous and dramatic stories from the Old Testament. Julius Rudel conducts at the San Francisco Opera.
Sunday 18 June
Antony Pay joins the Brentano Quartet in a performance of Mozart`s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581. This live recording was made at the 1999 Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
Monday 19 June
The Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Guest Conductor Valery Gergiev perform Berlioz`s dramatic symphony `Roméo et Juliette`, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London as part of a Berlioz concert series.
Tuesday 20 June
Peter Donohoe returns with No.2, a work on a monumental scale with four very contrasting movements. Recorded last year live in Hong Kong, David Atherton conducts the HKPO.
Wednesday 21 June
The conductor Roger Norrington has a close association with the OAE, heard here in a performance of Beethoven`s Symphony No.1 and the String Quartet Op.95 `Serioso` (arr Mahler).
Thursday 22 June
All six of Bach`s famous Suites for Solo Cello were performed by acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell at the close of last year`s Hong Kong Philharmonic season. This webcast features No.2 and No.5. Friday 23 June Gergiev and the Philharmonia perform Mussorgsky`s monumental `Pictures at an Exhibition` live from the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Saturday 24 June
Live from the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, the `King of Opera`, Plácido Domingo and Violeta Urmana sing Act 2 of Wagner`s Parsifal with the Kirov Opera and Valery Gergiev.
Sunday 25 June
More chamber music gems from the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego - Debussy`s mystical Syrinx, Mozart`s Bassoon & Cello Sonata and Wagner`s delightful Siegfried Idyll, written in celebration of his baby son.
Monday 26 June
A beautifully crafted chamber version of Mahler`s masterwork Das Lied von der Erde with Gordon Gietz (tenor) and Stephen Roberts (baritone) performing live at the Mainly Mozart Festival, conducted by David Atherton.
Tuesday 27 June
Howard Griffiths conducts the Zürich Chamber Orchestra in this performance of Haydn`s Symphony No. 30 and Beethoven`s Piano Concerto No.2 with Alfredo Perl, recorded live in the Esterházy Palace at last year`s Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.
Wednesday 28 June
GMN is proud to present the Australian Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive webcast from their recent American tour with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. In store is a brilliantly varied program including Prokofiev`s Visions Fugitives.
Thursday 29 June
All six of Bach`s famous Suites for Solo Cello were performed by acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell at the close of last year`s Hong Kong Philharmonic season. This webcast features No.3 and No.4.
Friday 30 June
With Valery Gergiev conducting, the Kirov Orchestra give an explosive performance of Stravinsky`s colourful ballet music The Firebird (1910 version), recorded live at London`s Royal Festival Hall.
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