Monday, June 11

Obscure musical abbreviation of the day: WoO. WoO stands for "Werke ohne Opuszahl," meaning "work without opus number." It is not pronounced "woo." WoO numbers allow music geeks to keep track of pieces by, say, Beethoven that went unpublished during his lifetime and never received a proper opus number. One example is a little piece famous for frequent manglings by beginners: Beethoven's "Für Elise." It's cataloged as his 59th piece without an opus number, or WoO 59 (and it's in the first hour of the show). Just a little something to add to your store of trivia.

11 AM

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218. Leonidas Kavakos, Camerata Salzburg (Sony 82876 842412)
  • Beethoven: Für Elise (Albumleaf in A minor, WoO 59). Julia Zilberquit (Naxos 8.570237)
  • Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47. Schubert Ensemble (ASV 4021)
12 N
  • Joplin: Magnetic Rag. Benjamin Loeb (Naxos 8.559277)
  • Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in F, RV 410. Christophe Coin, Giardino Armonico (Naive 30426)
  • Arensky: Suite No. 4 for Two Pianos. Stephen Coombs, Ian Munro (Hyperion 66755)
  • Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans: Dances. State Sym Orch, Svetlanov (Melodiya 411-412)
  • Zenamon: Sonata Andina for two guitars. Julian Gray, Ronald Pearl (Dorian 90230)
1 PM
  • Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter. London Sym, Davis (LOS 0105)
  • Schubert/Krawczyk: Night and Dreams, D. 827. Accentus, Equilbey (Naive 5048)
  • Weill: Symphony No. 2. Bournemouth Sym, Alsop (Naxos 8.557481)