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In Brief: Advent II 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.)

  • Listen to a performance of Wagner's Lohengrin from La Scala, with Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Evelyn Herlitzius, Tomas Tomasson, René Pape, and Zeljko Lucic, with Daniel Barenboim at the podium. [France Musique]

  • A November concert by the Quatuor Mosaïques, playing music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Joseph Johann Baptist Woelfl. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Watch Emmanuel Krivine and Nelson Freire with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, in music of Mendelssohn, Schumann (the piano concerto), and Richard Strauss (Ein Heldenleben). [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Georges Prêtre leads the Vienna Symphony in Beethoven's fourth symphony and Strauss's suite from Der Rosenkavalier and Ravel's La Valse. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Violinist Sergei Krilov joins Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra for music of Prokofiev (violin concerto no. 1), Rachmaninoff (Isle of the Dead), and Scriabin (Poème de l’extase), at the Salle Pleyel. [France Musique]

  • From the Musica Sacra Festival in September, a performance of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers with Les Cornets noirs, the Cappella Nova Graz, the Domkantorei St. Pölten, and soloists. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Opéra Comique, you can listen to the final round of the Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin. [France Musique]

  • For your Christmas listening, a Christmas oratorio composed by Roman composer Giovanni Lorenzo Lulier (1662-1700), performed by the Coro Gioventù Incantata, Vienna Vocal Consort, and soloists. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to Philippe Cassard playing the complete works of Debussy for the piano, at the Salle Gavreau. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4]

  • From the Wigmore Hall in London, Jean-Christophe Spinosi leads the Matheus Ensemble and countertenor Iestyn Davies in music of Handel. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Takács Quartet plays Schubert, Britten, and Dvořák at the Auditorium du Louvre (some overlaps with their recent concert at the Library of Congress). [France Musique]

  • Mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck joins violist Thomas Riebl, pianist Anthony Spiri, Klavier, and the Altenberg Trio for music of Brahms and Schubert. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Andrei Korobeinikov plays Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. [France Musique]

  • From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Gianandrea Noseda leads the BBC Philharmonic in two Prokofiev piano concertos, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as soloist, and Alfredo Casella's third symphony. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Have a listen to the young Armida Quartet, playing a concert of Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven in Switzerland. [France Musique]

  • Ingo Metzmacher leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and mezzo-soprano Petra Lang in music by Schreker, Mahler, Berg, and Pfitzner. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A classic recording of Donizetti's La Favorita, from the Metropolitan Opera in 1978, with Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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