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In Brief: Lent 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.)

  • Watch this weekend's concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, playing music by Elliott Carter (Two Controversies and a Conversation for piano, percussion, and chamber orchestra), Stravinsky (Movements for Piano and Orchestra), Bartók (Dance Suite), and Janáček (Sinfonietta), with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Colin Currie as soloists. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • For your Lenten reflection, watch Peter Dijkstra lead a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Munich, with the Bavarian Radio Choir, Concerto Köln, and the Regensburger Domspatzen. [ARTE Live Web]

  • If you missed it the first time around on BR-Klassik, here is the performance of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie from Munich, with Mariss Jansons conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cynthia Miller on Ondes Martenot, recording last month (see the review by our own Jens Laurson). [France Musique]

  • From the Opéra Comique, a performance of Reynaldo Hahn's operetta Ciboulette (1923), with Laurence Equilbey leading the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée (audio stream may not be available until Monday). [France Musique]

  • More Reynaldo Hahn with this 1973 recording of his musical comedy O mon bel inconnu (1932-33) by the Orchestre lyrique de l’ORTF under Claire Gibault. [France Musique]

  • Yet more Hahn, in a recital by soprano Véronique Gens and pianist Susan Manoff, recorded in 2010 in Bulle, Switzerland. [France Musique]

  • From the Opera National de Versailles, a performance of François-Joseph Gossec's opera Thésée (1782), featuring the Chœur de Chambre de Namur and the ensemble Les Agrémens, under the direction of Guy Van Waas. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a performance of Handel's opera Radamisto, with Rupert Enticknap (Radamisto), Florian Boesch (Tiridate), Sophie Karthäuser (Polissena), and Patricia Bardon (Zenobia) in the cast, plus the Freiburger Barockorchester under conductor René Jacobs, recorded in January at the Theater an der Wien. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist David Zobel, from last summer's Schwetzinger Festspiele. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt sings Britten's Les Illuminations and Serenade, with horn player Benoit de Barsony and the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, under the baton of Nicolas Chalvin, plus some Mozart. [France Musique]

  • From the Mozartwoche Salzburg earlier this month, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under Pablo Heras-Casado and with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, plus the Ensemble Intercontemporain under George Benjamin with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a performance of Donizetti's La Favorite, recorded on February 7 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, starring Alice Coote, Marc Laho, and Ludovic Tézier. [France Musique]

  • From the Utrecht Early Music Festival last summer, Collegium 1704 performs sacred music by Jan Dismas Zelenka, including the Missa omnium sanctorum ZWV 21. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Violinist Alina Ibragimova is soloist and director of the Academy Of Ancient Music in a concert of music by Bach, Vivaldi, and Biber in Ludlow's Assembly Rooms. [France Musique]

  • A recital by cellist Sol Gabetta and pianist Bertrand Chamayou in Barcelona, with music by Schumann, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and others. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, a program of music by Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius (first symphony) from the Orchestre National de France under conductor Vassily Sinaisky, with violinist Julian Rachlin. [France Musique]

  • Some early music by Johann Philipp Krieger and contemporaries, performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik, directed by Simone Eckert and with soprano Ulrike Hofbauer, recorded back in 2010. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a recital by violinist Kirill Troussov and pianist Alexandra Troussova, with music by Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Wieniawski, from the Auditorium du Louvre. [France Musique]

  • Gianandrea Noseda leads the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, with Leif Ove Andsnes as the soloist in Beethoven's third piano concerto, plus Strauss's Aus Italien, recorded last November. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • In honor of French pianist Dominique Merlet (who shared first prize with Martha Argerich at the Concours international d'exécution musicale de Genève in 1957), listen to some archival recordings of his performances from the 1950s and 1970s. [France Musique]

  • Ferenc Fricsay leads the RIAS Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, recorded back in 1949 in Berlin. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

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