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In Brief: Conclave 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.)

  • Maurizio Pollini joins the Berlin Philharmonic this past December for a Mozart piano concerto (K. 467), with Christian Thielemann also conducting music by Mendelssohn and Liszt. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Tetzlaff Quartet play a concert at the Auditorium du Louvre, with music by Bartók, Beethoven, and Haydn. []

  • Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Beethoven's second piano concerto, with Lang Lang as soloist. [BR-Klassik]

  • Listen to piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schumann performed by Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Alexander Melnikov, at the Festival de Roussé in Bulgaria. [France Musique]

  • The Munich Radio Orchestra plays a concert in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche Musik, with Virgil Thomson's Four Saints: An Olio, Arvo Pärt's Fratres, and the Osterkantate by Walter Braunfels. [BR-Klassik]

  • Arabella Steinbacher joins the Vienna Symphony for the Korngold violin concerto, with Bertrand de Billy also conducting music by Liszt and the Saint-Saëns Organ-Symphony, with Ernst Wally as soloist. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées a recital by Nikolai Lugansky, playing music by Janáček, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Medtner. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a concert by violinist Nikolaj Znaider and pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar, with music by Schubert, Beethoven, Webern, Strauss, and others, at the Vienna Musikverein. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Kirill Karabits conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in London last year, with Sibelius's fourth symphony and Prokofiev's first piano concert with Khatia Buniatishvili as soloist. [France Musique]

  • Verdi's Don Carlo, performed at the Metropolitan Opera with Ramón Vargas (Don Carlo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philipp II), Barbara Frittoli (Elisabetta), and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Rodrigo). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • A recital by pianist Lars Vogt in Barcelona, recorded in 2011, with music by Schoenberg, Schubert, Brahms, and Haydn. [France Musique]

  • Jordi Savall conducts Concerto Copenhagen in music by Guillaume Dumanoir, Lully, Telemann, and Handel. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, with Jukka-Pekka Saraste also conducting the Brahms first symphony. [France Musique]

  • The Altenberg Trio Wien and friends in a program of Brahms chamber music at the Brahms Festival. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Another tribute to the late organist Marie-Claire Alain, with an exhaustive survey of some of her recordings. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Giacomo Meyerbeer's opéra comique L'Étoile du Nord, recorded in 1996 in Wexford with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and a cast led by Elizabeth Futral (Catherine), Juan Diego Flórez (George Skawronski), and Christopher Maltman (Gritzenko). [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Listen to a recital by pianist François-Frédéric Guy, recorded at the Amphithéâtre Bastille in Paris, with Wagner arrangements and transcriptions by Hugo Wolf and Zoltan Kocsis, plus Liszt's B minor sonata. [France Musique]

  • Musicians of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform chamber music by Busoni, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Malipiero and Alfredo Casella at the Auditorium du Musée d'Orsay. [France Musique]

  • Have a listen to a concert by the young Quatuor Hermés, playing music by Beethoven, Dittersdorf, and André Boucourechliev. [France Musique]

  • A concert of music by woman composers, sponsored by UNESCO. [France Musique]

  • If you use Spotify, check out their list of music put together in preparation for the upcoming conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI. [Spotify]

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