Thursday, May 3

Late Romantic blockbusters are sprouting up all over the state this weekend: the Macon Symphony performs Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, the Albany Symphony does Mahler's Fourth, and the Atlanta Symphony plays Bruckner's Fourth. All those pieces feature on today's Midday Music, letting me simultaneously serve our arts community and end my portion of the week really LOUD. It's win-win.

11 AM

  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben. Bavarian Radio Sym, Maazel (RCA 09026-65775)
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor. Lise de la Salle (Naive 5080)
12 N
  • Vanhal: Flute Quartet in B-flat, Op. 7/2. Uwe Grodd, Janaki String Trio (Naxos 8.570234)
  • Scarlatti: Sonata in A-flat, K. 127, on harp. Susan Miron (Centaur 2776)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4: 1st mvt. Berlin Philharmonic, Abbado (DG 5759)
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79. Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi 901903.05)
1 PM
  • Hoffmann, J.: Sonata in G major, on mandolin and archlute. Daniel Ahlert, Birgit Schwab (Naxos 8.557716)
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, "Romantic": Mvts 3-4. Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi 901921)