Wednesday, May 2

There's smog in north Georgia and smoke in south Georgia. Don't inhale, but please breathe deeply the salutary music that GPB broadcasts right through the murk. Today on the air, however impure it be, we heard:

11 AM

  • Copland: Rodeo: Hoedown. Buffalo Phil, Falletta (Naxos 8.559240)
  • Copland: The Red Pony, Film Suite. Buffalo Phil, Falletta (Naxos 8.559240)
  • Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor: Mvts 2-4. Sergey Khachatryan, French National Orch, Masur (Naive 5025)
12 N
  • Bazzini: Dance of the Goblins. Maxim Vengerov, Virtuosi (EMI 57164)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1. Martha Argerich, Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Wallberg (EMI 56974)
  • Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 511. Lise de la Salle (Naive 5080)
  • Gershwin: Summertime. Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orch (WM 105)
1 PM
  • Strauss: Oboe Concerto. Lajos Lencses, Stuttgart Radio Sym, Marriner (Hanssler 93.026)
  • Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate. Carolyn Sampson, King's Consort, King (Hyperion 67560)
  • Honegger: Pastorale d'ete. New Zealand Sym, Yuasa (Naxos 8.555974)
Concerts of interest to Midday Music mavens: French pianist Lise de la Salle plays at Spivey Hall Friday, including the Mozart Rondo from today's noon hour. Saturday the Albany Symphony and guest soprano offer Mozart and Mahler while the Macon Symphony and guest cellist serve up Dvorak and Strauss. The Atlanta Symphony and guest pianist thrice perform Beethoven and Bruckner.