Wednesday, May 9

Dietrich Buxtehude, German composer and organist and Bach-inspirer, died 300 years ago today, on May 9, 1707. Hence the repeated presence of his music on today's show. Also, it's good.

Want details on Georgia concerts I mentioned on air? Follow these links, and tell them Sarah sent you. (Just kidding - I've always wanted to say that.) The Augusta Opera is staging La Boheme this weekend. Acclaimed British organist Simon Preston gives a recital Saturday at Spivey Hall. Columbus's professional chorus, Cantus Columbus, serves up Cole Porter songs Thursday at RiverCenter. The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra performs Handel and Haydn Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

11 AM

  • Buxtehude: Duo Sonata in A minor, Op. 1/3. Kraemer et al. (Harmonia Mundi 901746)
  • Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13. Young Danish String Quartet (DaCapo 6.220521)
  • Barbieri: Don Quixote: Ballet. Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Encinar (Naxos 8.570260)
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 3/3. Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr (Harmonia Mundi 907415)
  • Buxtehude: Canzonetta in G, BuxWV 171. Craig Cramer (Naxos 8.557195)
12 N
  • Denza: Variations on "Napoli." Joseph Alessi and friends (Naxos 8.570232)
  • York, A.: Jubilation. Christopher Parkening (Angel EMI 57591)
  • Buxtehude: Praeludium in D minor, BuxWV 140. Paramount Brass (Centaur 2355)
  • Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasy in G, Op. 56. Scherbakov, Russian Phil, Yablonsky (Naxos 8.557824)
  • Clarke: Trumpet Tune (attrib Purcell). Simon Preston, Hakan Hardenberger (Philips 434 074)
  • Porter, Cole: Ms. Otis Regrets; What Is This Thing Called Love? Andrew Zohn (independent)
1 PM
  • Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor. Martha Argerich (DG 447 430)
  • Mozart: Adagio in E major, K. 261. Lukas Hagen, Camerata Salzburg (Profil 07015)
  • Puccini: La Boheme: Prelude and Aria. Quartetto Gelato (Marquis 81600)
  • Buxtehude: Chaconne. Simon Preston (DG 419 245)