Monday, July 23

Wizards may rule the bookstores this week, but beyond literature, how is the magical arts scene? Here's what's on for those of us content to stick with Muggle-made music. ("Muggle" is Potter-speak for benighted unmagical mortals like ourselves. Though come to think of it, perhaps Mozart and co. fall into some intermediate category. Ha, just imagine it: the match of the millennium, between the two boy wizards...)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)vs. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Biography

11 AM

  • Handel: Flute Sonata in D, HWV 378. Gurtner, Mate, Haselbock (Novalis 150 120)
  • Massenet: Cendrillon, Suite. Hong Kong Phil, Jean (Naxos 8.555986)
  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole. Isaac Stern, Philadelphia Orch, Ormandy (CBS 37811)
  • Liadov: Bagatelle, Op. 30. Julia Zilberquit (Naxos 8.570237)
12 N
  • Mozart: "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat for piano, clarinet and viola, K. 498. Palmer, Phleps, Han (BBC Music Mag 202)
  • Saint-Saens: "Organ" Symphony (No. 3 in C minor). Rotterdam Phil, Chorzempa, de Waart (Philips 420 899)
1 PM
  • Walton: Orb and Sceptre. Boston Pops, Williams (Philips 420 946)
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 5/12, "La Folia." Academy of Ancient Music, Manze (Harmonia Mundi 907273)
  • Beethoven: "Ghost" Trio (D major, Op. 70/1). Storioni Trio (PentaTone 5186 071)