Thursday, July 5

Alan Cooke not only hosts Midday Music Requests tomorrow as usual, he will also be with you all next week while I'm away in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is home to Ithaca College and Cornell University and such beautiful gorges as this, this and this.

Meanwhile, back in the here and now . . . it's recordings of Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saens, Bunch, Bach, Beethoven - and others not represented in these thumbnails but duly listed below.

Brahms: Violin Concerto and Double Concerto [SA-CD - CD compatible] David Russell: Art of the Guitar Saint-Saƫns: Trios avec piano No. 1 & 2 Ahn-Plugged Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Beethoven: Piano Sonatas , vol. 2

11 AM

  • Grieg: Norwegian Dances. Royal Scottish National Orch, Engeset (Naxos 8.557854)
  • Mozart: Fantasy in D minor, K. 397. Stefan Vladar (Harmonia Mundi 901942)
  • Brahms: "Double Concerto" in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra. Julia Fischer, Daniel Muller-Schott, Netherlands Phil, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 066)
12 N
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 1 in E minor. David Russell (Telarc 80672)
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18. Trio Wanderer (Harmonia Mundi 901862)
  • Pichl: Sinfonia in D major, "Diana." Toronto Chamber Orch, Mallon (Naxos 8.557761)
1 PM
  • Dvorak/Waxman: Humoresque. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Leslie Stifelman (Nonesuch 79464)
  • Bunch: Concerto for Piano Trio and Percussion. Ahn Trio (EMI 57022)
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini (Naive 30412)
  • Beethoven: "Pathetique" Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13. Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi 901903.05)