Wednesday, May 23

A couple of you have asked whether this blog will become interactive so you can post comments and converse right here. The idea of a widespread community of music lovers becoming a community of chatters under the Midday Music umbrella sounds great to me. However, I'm told it takes lots of time to monitor public postings and keep a blog clean (with appropriate language, general decorum, etc.). Not that the Midday Music fans I know are anything but well behaved, but given our resources and mission GPB has to think about the potential time commitment in connection with all our blogs. In short: maybe later.

Concerts of note: the LaGrange Symphony's Memorial Day program, and the Atlanta Symphony's pairing of Beethoven's "Pastorale" and Gandolfi's Garden.

11 AM

  • Bach, J.C.: Symphony in E-flat, Op. 6/2. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Mal (Harmonia Mundi 901803)
  • Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 100, D. 929. Storioni Trio (PentaTone 5186 050)
12 N
  • Offenbach: Four Impressions: Reverie au bord de la mer. Schiefen, WDR Radio Orch Cologne (CPO 777 069)
  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez. Sharon Isbin, New York Phil, Serebrier (Warner 2564 60296)
  • Friedman: Variations on the Rag. Louisville BRass (Centuar 2821)
  • Offenbach: Concerto Rondo for cello and orchestra. Schiefen, WDR Radio Orch Cologne (CPO 777 069)
1 PM
  • Alfven: Andante Religioso. Norrkoping Sym, Willen (Naxos 8.557612)
  • Paderewski: Cracovienne Fantastique. Sang Mi Chung (Centaur 2758)
  • Fasch: Overture (Suite) in G major. La Stravaganza Cologne (CPO 777 015)
  • Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Barthold Kuijken, Tafelmusik, Lamon (Sony 48405)