Wednesday, June 20

The newest recordings today feature two pianists: Alexandre Tharaud in a Couperin keyboard miniature with a multidextrous twist, and Denis Matsuev in Tchaikovsky's anything-but-miniature First Piano Concerto.
Tic, Toc, Choc Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Piano Concertos
Also of recent issue are lute music by Dowland, splendiferous choral Monteverdi and Bach arranged for trumpet:
Dowland: Fancyes, Dreams and Spirits - Lute Music, Vol. 1 Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine Bach: Works for Trumpet

11 AM

  • Beethoven: Octet in E-flat for winds. Members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (ASV 807)
  • Dowland: Mrs. Vaux's Galliard for lute. Nigel North (Naxos 8.557586)
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A major. Leonidas Kavakos, Anne Epperson (Koch 7009)
12 N
  • Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso. Royal Liverpool Phil, Pesek (Virgin 90797)
  • Francaix: Quartet for English horn and strings. Patrick McFarland et al. (Arundax 80140)
  • Couperin: Musete de Taverni for five hands. Alexandre Tharaud (Harmonia Mundi 901956)
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat II for 7 voices, from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. Concerto Italiano (Naive 30403)
1 PM
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Phil Orch, Temirkanov (RCA 88697002332)
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055, for trumpet. Alison Balsom et al. (EMI 58047)