Thursday, March 22

Sometimes I'm so eager to share newly arrived CDs with you, they end up airing before their formal release dates. That happened with several of today's selections, from a fresh and tasty shipment of March releases from the imported CPO label. In case you try to track those discs down and they don't show up yet: they're on their way!

11 AM

  • Rรถntgen: Suite "Aus Jotunheim": 4th mvt. Rehinland-Pfalz State Phil, Porcelijn (CPO 777 119)
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, "Appassionata." Angela Hewitt (Hyperion 67518)
  • Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp minor. Philippe Entremont (Sony 61699)
  • Davidoff: Cello Concerto No. 1 in B minor. Yang, Latvian National Sym, Mikkelsen (CPO 777 263)
  • DiCapua: Maria Mari. Alessi and friends (Naxos 8.570232)
12 N
  • Sondheim: A Little Night Music: Night Waltz & Send in the Clowns. Boston Pops, Williams (Philips 2606)
  • Villa-Lobos: New York Skyline Melody. Radio Sym Orch Stuttgart, St. Clair (CPO 999 785)
  • Elgar: Froissart Overture. New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 8.557577)
  • Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E-flat. Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ACA Digital 20033)
1 PM
  • Chopin: Fantasy-Impromptu in C-sharp minor. Olga Kern (Harmonia Mundi 907402)
  • Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, "Quartettsatz." Emerson String Quartet (DG 289 459 151)
  • Vanhal: Symphony in G major. Toronto Camerata, Mallon (Naxos 8.557483)
  • Kokai: Quartettini for clarinet and strings. Walter Boeykens Ensemble (Harmonia Mundi 901419)
Upcoming performances I alluded to: Olga Kern's sold-out appearance with the National Philharmonic of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov at Emory University in Atlanta. David Finckel and Wu Han's concerts in Athens Friday and Savannah Sunday (with different rep!) . And Philippe Entremont's gig Friday, also at the Savannah Music Festival.

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