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In Brief: Winter in Spring Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

  • Watch more concerts in the complete cycle of Bach's harpsichord works, including concerts by Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christine Schornsheim, Davitt Moroney, and Pierre Hantaï. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads Concentus Musicus Wien in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, starring Bo Skovhus (Conte di Almaviva), Christine Schäfer (Contessa di Almaviva), Mari Eriksmoen (Susanna), and André Schuen (Figaro), recorded earlier this month at the Theater an der Wien. [ORF]

  • Watch Kent Nagano conduct Mahler's seventh symphony with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, recorded at the Wiener Konzerthaus. []

  • Listen to Herbert Blomstedt conduct the Berlin Philharmonic, in Beethoven's fourth symphony and Nielsen's fifth, recorded last May in Berlin. [RTBF]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, recorded earlier this month, a concert performance of Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'hymen et de l'amour, featuring Le Concert Spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet. [France Musique]

  • Handel's gorgeous oratorio Theodora, recorded last month at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, starring Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, and others, with Harry Bicket, The English Concert, and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, with conductor Ton Koopman, soprano Johannette Zomer, and other soloists in cantatas by J. S. Bach, recorded in January in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. [ORF]

  • Leonard Slatkin leads the Orchestre National de Lyon in a concert performance of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, with tenor Julien Behr, mezzo-soprano Marion Lebègue, and bass Frédéric Caton. [France Musique]

  • Two rare short operas -- Martinu's Mirandolina (1954) from the Moravian-Silesian National Theater, with Marko Ivanic conducting, and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta from the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. [RTBF]

  • Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic in Georg Friedrich Haas's dark dreams and Debussy's La Mer, plus the Brahms third symphony, recorded in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Paolo Da Col leads the vocal ensemble Odhecaton in music by Palestrina, Giovanni Maria Nanino, and Domenico Scarlatti. [France Musique]

  • Music by Rossini, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Respighi with cellist Edgar Moreau, conductor Michele Mariotti, and the Orchestre National de France. [France Musique]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, a recital by pianist Nikolaï Lugansky, with music by Franck, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Medtner, and others. [France Musique]

  • A recital of songs by the Schumanns, Schubert, Reynaldo Hahn, and others by soprano Sophie Karthäuser and pianist Eugène Asti, recorded last year at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. [ORF]

  • A piano recital by Lise de La Salle at the Auditorium du Louvre, with music by Robert Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Domenico Scarlatti. [France Musique]

  • Listen to two concerts, with Antonio Pappano leading the London Symphony Orchestra (Britten's violin concerto with Maxim Vengerov and Elgar's In the South) and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in the fragment of Schubert's 10th symphony. [ORF]

  • Cantatas by J. S. Bach performed by the choir of St. Thomas in Leipzig and the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Georg Christoph Biller, recorded in Montreal last November. [RTBF]

  • Jordi Savall leads the Concert des Nations in music of various national characters by Rameau, recorded in Brussels. [RTBF]

  • Pianist Rafal Blechacz plays a recital of music by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. [RTBF]

  • Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and Les Siècles perform music by Saint-Saëns and Bizet. [France Musique]

  • Katharina Bäuml leads the Capella de la Torre in a performance of Costanzo Festa, Cento venticinque contrapunti sopra "La Spagna", recorded last January at the Wiener Konzerthaus. [ORF]

  • The Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates the Richard Strauss anniversary in London, with Lorin Maazel conducting An Alpine Symphony and Also sprach Zarathustra. [BBC3]

  • Heinz Ferlesch conducts the Wiener Singakademie and soloists in Maurice Duruflé's Requiem and organ music by Charles Tournemire and others. [ORF]

  • From the Southbank Centre, Emanuel Ax joins the London Philharmonic for a concert of music by Mozart, Strauss, and Bach. [BBC3]

  • Violinist Svetlin Roussev, violist Antoine Tamestit, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, perform music by Strauss and Bartók. [France Musique]

  • From the Festival Présences, a concert of new music performed by the Sonar Quartett, recorded last month. [France Musique]

  • A concert from the Auditorium du Louvre, with violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Gabriele Carcano, playing music by Beethoven, David Ludwig, and Franz Schubert. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the 1987 recording of Puccini's Manon Lescaut, conducted by Riccardo Chailly in Bologna, starring Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras. [ORF]

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