Tuesday, July 24

After the supernaturally difficult Piano Sonata by Paul Dukas - which Marc-Andre Hamelin apparently dispatches without benefit of charms, spells or wand - Midday Music turns magical. Listen for Dukas's better-known work The Sorcerer's Apprentice, selections from the Harry Potter films and assorted other musical enchantments. Wizards are just in the air this week. (At least, they are in my household, where three people have been delicately sharing a single copy of the final Harry Potter book.)

11 AM

  • Dukas: Piano Sonata in E-flat minor. Hamelin (Hyperion 67513)
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice. New York Phil, Bernstein (Sony 60695)
12 N
  • Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80600)
  • Alfven: Mountain King, Suite (including Sorceress's Dance). Royal Stockholm Phil, Jarvi (BIS 585)
  • Falla: Love, the Magician: Ritual Fire Dance. Asturias Sym, Valdes (Naxos 8.557800)
  • Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture. Orch of St. Johns, Lubbock (Resonance 3072)
  • Elgar: The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1. New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 8.557166)
1 PM
  • Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry's Wondrous World. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80664)
  • Morton: Fantasy for WIZARDS! Double reed consort WIZARDS! (Crystal 872)
  • Liadov: The Enchanted Lake. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 60657)
  • Couperin: Pleasures of the Enchanted Island. Capriccio Stravagante, Sempe (Naive 8820)
  • Tchaikovsky: The Enchantress (or Sorceress): Prelude. State Sym Orch, Svetlanov (Melodiya 411-412)
  • Balada: Concierto Magico for guitar: finale, "Duende." Eliot Fisk, Barcelona Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.555039)