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In Brief: Polar Vortex 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.

  • James Conlon conducts Verdi's I due Foscari at the Theater an der Wien, with a cast starring Placido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Jacopo Foscari), and Davinia Rodriguez (Lucrezia Contarini). [ORF]

  • The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, with soprano Johannette Zomer, perform cantatas and other music by Johann Sebastian Bach. [ORF]

  • Listen to the world premiere of Isis and Osiris by Jacques Lenot, recorded on January 13 at Ircam. [France Musique]

  • John Taverner's Western Wynde Mass, with Andrew Carwood leading the BBC Singers at St Paul's Knightsbridge. [BBC3]

  • Watch members of Les Arts Florissants, led by Paul Agnew, perform the sixth book of Claudio Monteverdi's madrigals. [Cité de la Musique Live]

  • From a concert recorded last summer at the Stadtkirche in Ruhland, chamber music performed by the Vienna Piano Trio and friends. [RTBF]

  • The world premiere of the new viola concerto by James MacMillan, with Vladimir Jurowski conducting soloist Lawrence Power and the London Philharmonic. [BBC3]

  • Tenor Jörg Dürmüller joins the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, for music by Wagner and Liszt. [RTBF]

  • The world premiere of John Tavener's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, recorded last July in Manchester, with Tecwyn Evans conducting the BBC Philharmonic, Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), and Steven Isserlis (cello). [BBC3]

  • Have another listen to the performance of Strauss's Die Fledermaus from the Metropolitan Opera. [France Musique]

  • Also from the Metropolitan Opera, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Elena Zaremba, Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, and Mariusz Kwiecien. [RTBF]

  • Britten's Noye's Fludde, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, recorded last fall in Glasgow. [BBC3]

  • Listen to Sakari Oramo lead the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Bartók, plus the D minor keyboard concerto with András Schiff. [ORF]

  • Il Giardino Armonico performs music by Handel, Vivaldi, and Geminiani. [RTBF]

  • From the Salle Pleyel, pianist Martin Helmchen joins the Orchestre de Paris and conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi for music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Schubert. [France Musique]

  • The Concerto Copenhagen performs Bach's B Minor Mass at the Cathedral of Ribe in Denmark, with Lars Ulrik Mortensen conducting Maria Keohane, Joanne Lunn, and others. [ORF]

  • James Ehnes joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles for Shostakovich's first violin concerto, at a concert recorded in Perth. [BBC3]

  • Stéphane Denève leads the Vienna Symphony, with pianist Till Fellner, in Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, plus music by Albert Roussel and Ravel (the G major concerto). [ORF]

  • Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with violonist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, in music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff, recorded last month at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. [France Musique]

  • Santtu-Mattias Rouvali leads the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Esa-Pekka Salonen's L.A. Variations, plus Dvorák's cello concerto with soloist Alisa Weilerstein. [ORF]

  • Alessio Allegrini is soloist in Richard Strauss's first horn concerto, with Gérard Korsten and the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, plus music by Schoenberg. [ORF]

  • Listen to pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, violonist Sarah Nemtanu, and cellist Christophe Morin perform music by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Friedrich Gernsheim at the Auditorium du Louvre. [France Musique]

  • From the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Orchestre National de France and conductor Daniele Gatti interprète perform music by Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, and Anton Bruckner. [France Musique]

  • A recital by pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger at the Auditorium du Louvre, with music by Mozart, Chopin, Michaël Jarrell, and Ravel. [France Musique]

  • Soprano Patricia Petibon joins the Baroque ensemble La Cetra, conducted by Andrea Marcon, in Geneva, for a wide selection of Baroque music, recorded last year. [RTBF]

  • From a concert recorded last November, Xian Zhang leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in music by Claude Debussy at the Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines. [France Musique]

  • The Quatuor Psophos performs music by Bartók and Henri Dutilleux, recorded at the Auditorium du Musée d'Orsay. [France Musique]

  • Listen to the classic Decca recording of Rossini's Semiramide, with Richard Bonynge conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and a cast starring Joan Sutherland (Semiramide) and Marilyn Horne (Arsace), recorded in 1965. [ORF]

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