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In Brief: End of Christmas 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.

  • Listen to one of the masterworks of music history, Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, performed by the Ensemble Graindelavoix and conductor Björn Schmelzer. [France Musique]

  • Riccardo Chailly conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Sibelius, including the violin concerto with Leonidas Kavakos, plus Bruckner's sixth symphony. [ORF]

  • A performance of Strauss's Elektra from Covent Garden, with Andris Nelsons conducting Christine Goerke in the title role. [BBC3]

  • Listen to Le Concert d'Astrée perform Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72, with Lydia Teuscher, Delphine Galou, and Laurent Naouri, recorded last October in Vienna. [ORF]

  • Listen to Verdi's La forza del destino, recorded at the Bayerisches Staatsoper, with Asher Fisch conducting Vitalij Kowaljow, Anja Harteros, Ludovic Tézier, and Jonas Kaufmann. [France Musique]

  • A performance of Meyerbeer's opera L'Africaine, recorded at La Fenice in Venice last November, starring Veronica Simeoni and Gregory Kunde. [RTBF]

  • From the Wexford Opera, a performance of Jacopo Foroni's opera Cristina, regina di Svezia, recorded last November, starring Elisabeth Meister (Christina), John Bellemer (Gabriele de la Gardie), Lucia Cirillo (Maria Eufrosina), and David Stout (Axel Oxenstiema), with Andrew Greenwood conducting. [ORF]

  • Philippe Herreweghe leads Collegium Vocale Gent and Concerto Palatino, in settings of the psalms by Heinrich Schütz, recorded last November in Bruges. [RTBF]

  • Claudio Abbado leads the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, in Bruckner's ninth symphony and Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony, recorded last August. [ORF]

  • Aapo Häkkinen conducts the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra with flutist Pauliina Fred and mezzo-soprano Monica Groop, in music of J. M. Kraus and Mozart, recorded last summer at the Mozartfestes Würzburg. [ORF]

  • Watch a recital by cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, recorded at the Auditorium du Louvre. []

  • At the Wagner Geneva Festival, Siegfried, nocturne, a new piece for male voice and instruments by Michael Jarrell, starring Bo Skovhus. [France Musique]

  • Watch the staging of Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet from Amsterdam, conducted by Marc Minkowski and directed by Olivier Py. [De Munt]

  • Herbert Blomstedt leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Wagner, Dvorak, and Ingvar Lidholm (Poesis), with pianist Marten Landström as soloist. [ORF]

  • From the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, clarinetist Martin Fröst and the Orchestre National de France, under the baton of David Zinman, perform music by Bartók, Lutoslawski, Copland, and others. [France Musique]

  • From the abbey church of Ambronay, the Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and the Chœur de chambre de Namur Claudio Monterverdi's Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the broadcast of Strauss's Die Fledermaus from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman. [BBC3]

  • Watch pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, violinist Sarah Nemtanu, and cellist Christophe Morin in concert at the Louvre auditorium, with music by Schumann, Gernsheim, and Brahms. []

  • Listen to violinist Renaud Capuçon, cellist Gautier Capuçon, and pianist Nicholas Angelich, performing music by Fauré, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. [RTBF]

  • Music by Bach, Bartók, and Strauss with violist Antoine Tamestit, cellist Nicolas Alstaedt, and the Orchestre National de Lille, with conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus. [France Musique]

  • Listen to a choral evensong from Peterborough Cathedral, with music by Victoria, Rodney Bennett, and others. [BBC3]

  • Trumpeter Romain Leleu joins the Orchestre National d'Île de France for music by Erik Satie, Giuseppe Verdi, Joseph Haydn, Igor Stravinsky, and Paul Dukas. [France Musique]

  • Heinrich Schiff leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, in Lutoslawski's cello concert with soloist Christian Poltéra, plus Schubert's eighth symphony. [ORF]

  • In a concert in the Musée d'Orsay, violonist Hélène Collerette and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France perform music by Bartók. [France Musique]

  • Hear the Eggner Trio perform music by Haydn and Tchaikovsky, recorded last October in Graz. [ORF]

  • The Chœur de Radio France and pianist Lucie Déroian perform music by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Francis Poulenc, and Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, at the Église Saint-Eustache in Paris. [France Musique]

  • A 1996 recording of Weber's Oberon, with Marek Janowski leading the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, starring Deon van der Walt (Oberon), Inga Nielsen (Rezia), Vesselina Kasarova (Fatime), Peter Seiffert (Hüon von Bordeaux), and Bo Skovhus (Scherasmin). [ORF]

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