Tuesday, April 24 - Monday, April 30

Monday, April 30
Teenaged French pianist Lise de la Salle performs at Spivey Hall this Friday; on Midday Music she goes at Liszt full force. Saturday the Albany Symphony performs Mozart and Mahler; we hear Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music. In honor of great cellist and all-round musician and mensch Mstislav Rostropovich, who passed away Friday morning, we hear him and fellow luminaries in the finale to Beethoven's Triple Concerto.

11 AM

  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2. Hough, Dallas Sym, Litton (Hyperion 67501/2)
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in A major, Hob. XV:35. Trio 1790 (CPO 777 243)
  • Arcas: Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's La Traviata. David Russell (Telarc 80672)
12 N
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. Boston Baroque, Pearlman (Telarc 80368)
  • Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Lise de la Salle (Naive 5006)
  • Medieval Italian and Turkish mss.: Selections. Hesperion 21, Savall (Alia Vox 9848)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore and lute, RV 540. Rolf Lislevand et al. (Naive 30429)
1 PM
  • Mackenzie: Scottish Concerto. Osborne, BBC Scottish Sym, Brabbins (Hyperion 67023)
  • Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, K. 477. Stuttgart Chamber Orch, Davies (ECM 1565/66)
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major: Finale. Oistrakh, Rostropovich, Richter, Berlin Phil, Karajan (EMI 66092)
(Friday, April 27: Requests with Alan Cooke.)

Thursday, April 26
Tie-ins to several Georgia performances: Vivica Genaux's appearance in the Atlanta Opera's Gala Spring Concert; the Atlanta Symphony's rendition of Britten; Lise de la Salle's piano recital at Spivey Hall; Mark O'Connor's performance in Statesboro; and the Georgia State wind ensemble's concert with composer Leslie Bassett in attendance.
  • Hasse: Atarserse: "Per questo dolce amplesso." Vivica Genaux, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi, "Arias for Farinelli")
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, "American." Melos Quartet (Harmonia Mundi 2901509.10)
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36. Alexander Kobrin (Harmonia Mundi 907404)
  • Britten: Canadian Carnival Overture. English Chamber Orch, Bedford (Naxos 8.557198)
  • Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903. Lise de la Salle (Naive 5006)
  • Bach: Trumpet Concerto in D after Vivaldi, BWV 972. Alison Balsom et al. (EMI 58047)
  • O'Connor, M.: Old Country Fairytale. O'Connor, Ma, Meyer (Sony 68460)
  • Bassett, L.: Narratives. Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (Albany 207)
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major. Scherbakov, Russian Phil, Yablonsky (Naxos 8.557824)
  • Byrd: Nunc dimittis. Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi 907419, "Music for Compline")
Wednesday, April 25
The Atlanta Symphony performs Elgar this weekend; Georgia State University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble play a concert of music of Bassett and Benson; the University of Alabama's University Singers do Carmina Burana in Spivey Hall; Mark O'Connor brings his Appalachia Waltz Trio to Georgia Southern U in Statesboro; the Valdosta Symphony offer Verdi's powerful Requiem; and Vivica Genaux fronts an Atlanta Opera concert in early May. Today's selections tie in to all that.
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4. Royal Phil, Menuhin (Virgin 91175)
  • Falla: Four Spanish Pieces. Daniel Ligorio (Naxos 8.555065)
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto NO. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052. Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orch (Erato 2292-45545)
  • Bassett, L.: Lullaby for Kirsten. North Texas Wind Sym, Corporon (Klavier 11089)
  • Orff: Carmina Burana: Introduction and Part 3. Bournemouth Sym Orch and Chorus, Alsop (Naxos 8.570033)
  • Benson, W.: Aeolian Song for saxophone and orchestra. Hass, Bohuslav Martinu Phil, Trevor (Albany 331)
  • Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 in F , Op. 41/2. Cherubini Quartet (EMi 50819)
  • O'Connor, M.: Appalachia Waltz (arr. Meyer). O'Connor, Ma, Meyer (Sony 68460)
  • Verdi: Requiem: Selections. Boston Sym Orch & Chorus Pro Musica, Nilsson et al., Leinsdorf (RCA 09026 63747)
  • Broschi: Idaspe: "Ombra felice anch'io." Vivica Genaux, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi, "Arias for Farinelli")
Tuesday, April 24
Taking a deep breath after the fund drive and letting loose with some wonderful long pieces...
  • Zelenka: Capriccio No. 5 in G major, ZWV 190. Neu-Eroffnete Orch, Sonnentheil (CPO 999 629)
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Stefan Vladar, Camerata Salzburg (Harmonia Mundi 901942)
  • Madetoja: Overture, Op. 7. Finnish Radio Sym, Storgards (Yleis 0005)
  • Schumann: Arabesque in C major, Op. 18. Jonathan Biss (EMI 65391)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, "Scottish." Chamber Orch of Europe, Harnoncourt (Teldec 9031-72308)
  • Gershwin: Lullaby. Cleveland Orch, Chailly (London 417 326)
  • Faure: Pavane, Op. 50, for orchestra and chorus. Boston Sym Orch, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Ozawa (DG 423 089)
  • Fasch: Quadro in B-flat. Epocca Barocca (CPO 777 204)
  • Fesca: Symphony No. 2 in D major. NDR Radio Phil, Beermann (CPo 999 869)
  • Faure: Fantasy, Op. 79. Marc Grauwels, Belgian Sym, Vandernoot (Naxos 8.555977)