Monday, June 18

I love that there's always more worthwhile music out there to explore. From the new recordings pile, we've got late choral music by Schutz, a pretty viola showcase by Holst and a Bach solo cello suite with Steven Isserlis.
Schutz: Opus Ultimum - SchwanengesangHolst: Double Concerto; St Paul's Suite; Brook Green SuiteBach: Cello Suites
Also, from the shelved-but-obscure pile, we've got a piano quintet by the young Saint-Saens (arranged as a sextet and recorded in North Carolina), a fascinating sonata for harp and flute, chamber pieces with catchy hooks, a filigree portrait of spring by Glazunov, a tuneful clarinet sonata by Devienne and ... more. I was familiar with almost none of these before programming today's show. Viva serendipity!

11 AM

  • Glazunov: Spring (Vesna). Hong Kong Phil, Schermerhorn (Records International 7001)
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14, with added double bass. Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival: Ciompi Quartet, Drew, Ransom (Wirl WCD 510)
  • Schutz: German Magnificat. Collegium Vocale Gent, Concerto Palatino, Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi 901895)
  • Serra: Romantica. El Valles Sym, Brotons (Naxos 8.555871)
12 N
  • Biber: Violin Sonata No. 8 in A major. Holloway, Assenbaum, Mortensen (ECM 1837)
  • Frumerie: Musica per Nove: Allegro misterioso. Kerstin Hindart et al. (Caprice 21400)
  • Lambert: Concerto for Piano and Nine Players: Overture. Kathryn Stott et al. (Argo 436 118)
  • Holst: Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra. Andriy Viytovych, English Sinfonia, Griffiths (Naxos 8.570339)
  • Mozetich: Sonata for Harp and Flute: Mvts 1 and 3 (1983). Aitken, Goodman (BIS 320)
1 PM
  • Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo Cello. Steven Isserlis (Hyperion 67541/2)
  • Bottesini: Grand Duo Concertant for violin, double bass and strings. Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Saint Paul Chamber Orch, Wolf (Sony 60956)
  • Devienne: Sonata No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano. Ron Samuels, Frances Renzi (Koch 7186)
  • Sarasate: Danza Espanola No. 1, Malaguena. Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla (Naxos 8.557767)