Tuesday, May 1

Bookending today's show: major concertos for string instruments by Elgar and Dvorak. (Macon-area audiences can hear that Dvorak Cello Concerto in concert Saturday with the Macon Symphony and guest artist Zuill Bailey. Today's recording features the late, great Mstislav Rostropovich.) In between: performances by pianist Lise de la Salle and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, both of whom grace Atlanta-area stages this weekend.

11 AM

  • Elgar: May Song. New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 8.557577)
  • Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor. Hilary Hahn, London Sym, Davis (DG 3026)
12 N
  • Mozart: Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je maman." Lise de la Salle (Naive 5080)
  • Milhaud: Suite Provencal, Op. 152b. National Orch of Lille, Casadesus (Naxos 8.557287)
  • Kuhlau: Grand Trio in F for flutes and piano. Schulz, Schulz, Inui (Naxos 8.570309)
  • Handel: Rinaldo, Act 3: Selections. Vivica Genaux, Freiburg Baroque Orch, Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi 901796.98)
1 PM
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor. Mstislav Rostropovich, London Phil, Giulini (1977; from EMI box set 65701)
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major: Rondo. Mstislav Rostropovich, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (EMI 65701)