Tuesday, May 8

Today's selection of new and recent releases culminates in an hour with a folksy cast, including a recent piece for the five-stringed viola pomposa. There's only one in the world quite like the amoeba-shaped exemplar that belongs to University of Illinois professor Rudolf Haken, who performs his own concerto for the thing.

11 AM

  • Infante: Danzas Andaluzas. Lechner, Tiempo (EMI 58472)
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F. Jon Nakamatsu, Rochester Phil, Tyzik (Harmonia Mundi 807441)
  • Ravel: Jeux d'eau. Tzimon Barto (Ondine 1095)
12 N
  • Cherubini: Faniska, Overture. Sanremo Sym, Bellugi (Naxos 8.557908)
  • Medtner: Russian Round Dance. Bakke, Kafarova (Centaur 2822)
  • Grieg: Ballade, Op. 24 (orch. Tveitt). Royal Scottish National Orch, Engeset (Naxos 8.557854)
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio, highlights for winds. Moonwinds, Lluna (Harmonia Mundi 987071)
1 PM
  • Hoyer, G.: Vignettes from an American Life: Front Porch Rondo. Hartford Virtuosi, LaReau (ERM 6808)
  • Powell, J.: In the South, Op. 16. Nicholas Ross (Centaur 2828)
  • Haken, R.: Concerto for Five-String Viola. Haken, orch, Benichou (Centaur 2826)