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In Brief: Cold Snap 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 the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne perform several of Bach's keyboard concertos, featuring as soloists Martha Argerich and her various proteges and friends, including Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, David Fray, Gabriela Montero, and others. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and pianist Martin Helmchen perform all of the cello sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, in two concerts recorded in the Auditorium du Musée du Louvre. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Music of Bach with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and soprano Johannette Zomer. [RTBF]

  • Watch a rare staging of Gaspare Spontini's opera La Vestale, with Jérémie Rhorer conducting Le Cercle de l'Harmonie in a new production by Eric Lacascade at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. []

  • Christopher Hogwood leads the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican Hall in London, in a performance of Handel's Imeneo, starring Rebecca Bottone, Vittorio Prato, Lucy Crowe, David Daniels, and Stephan Loges, recorded last May. [ORF]

  • A concert of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Brahms's fourth symphony, with Andris Nelsons leading the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. [BR-Klassik]

  • From the Théâtre de Hautepierre de Strasbourg earlier this month, a performance of Aliados, a recent opera by composer Sebastian Rivas and librettist Esteban Buch. Léo Warynski leads the Ensemble Multilatérale. [France Musique]

  • Claudio Abbado conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, with mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura, in Beethoven's third symphony plus music by Bach and Schoeberg, recorded last August. [ORF]

  • From the Cathedral of Århus, music by Nono, Poulenc, and Britten performed by the Danish Radio Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Marcu Creed. [Danish Radio]

  • The Munich Radio Orchestra, under Ulf Schirmer, performs music by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and James MacMillan, recorded last month. [BR-Klassik]

  • Mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes joins the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège for music by Ravel, Duparc, and Nielsen. [RTBF]

  • The Australian String Quartet plays music by Haydn and Ligeti at the Melbourne Festival. [ABC Classic]

  • In case you missed it earlier this year, have a listen to the Schumann recital by Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, recorded at the Salzburg Festival last August. [France Musique]

  • At the Schwarzenberg Festival last month, the Jerusalem Quartet and Szymanowski Quartet perform quartets by Haydn and Debussy, plus Mendelssohn's octet for strings. [ORF]

  • Listen to the Quatuor Ebène and violist Antoine Tamestit perform music by Mozart and Bruno Mantovani, recorded in the Auditorium du Louvre. [France Musique]

  • Adam Fischer leads the Danish Radio Orchestra, on tour in Vienna, in music by Mozart and Haydn. [Danish Radio]

  • To round out the Järvi month at the National Symphony Orchestra next month, watch Paavo Järvi lead the Orchestre de Paris in music of Glinka, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist in the Salle Pleyel. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • Neeme Järvi leads the Goteborg Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's third symphony and Andantino festivo, plus music by Kurt Atterberg, at a concert recorded in June 2012. [ORF]

  • From the opening concert of the Wien Modern festival, Cornelius Meister leads the ORF-Radiosymphonieorchester Wien in music by Peter Eötvös, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Luigi Nono. [ORF]

  • Jérôme Corréas leads the early music ensemble Les Paladins and the Choeur de Chambre de Namur in music by Handel, with soloists, Salomé Haller, Mélodie Ruvio, Jean-François Lombard, Thibault Lenaert, and Jean-Christophe Fillol. [France Musique]

  • A recital of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Wolf with tenor Mauro Peter and pianist Helmut Deutsch, recorded in the Wiener Musikverein. [ORF]

  • Roberto Brizz-Brignoli leads clarinetist Paul Meyer and the Orchestre National de Lille in music by Claude Debussy, Edith Canat de Chizy, and Rachmaninoff. [France Musique]

  • Baritone Thomas Oliemans performs Schubert's Winterreise with pianist Malcolm Martineau. [AVRO Klassiek]

  • From the Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus, Albert Recassens leads La Grande Chapelle in a performance of the Missa Scala Aretina by Francisco Valls, recorded last July in the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Seu d'Urgell in Catalonia. [ORF]

  • At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Daniele Gatti leads the Orchestre National de France in the second and third symphonies of Tchaikovsky. [France Musique]

  • The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble performs Beethoven's seventh symphony. [AVRO Klassiek]

  • From the Salle Pleyel, pianist Wayne Marshall leads the Orchestre National d'Île de France in music by George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy. [France Musique]

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