Monday, August 6

Today: a sax quartet, a Schumann string quartet and a brass quintet. Also, spotlights on cello (thrilling Mendelssohn with Mischa Maisky) and clarinet (Poulenc).

I'm especially enthusiastic about these energetic Schumann and Mendelssohn performances
Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41 / Eroica Quartet Cello Sonatas / Variations / 7 Songs Without Words
and there's nothing else like this haunting take on Bach's Chaconne, from the CD Morimur.
11 AM

  • Francaix: Little Quartet for Saxophones. Saxology (ASV 2090)
  • Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A. Eroica Quartet (Harmonia Mundi 907270)
  • Bach/Thoene: Chaconne. Poppen, Hilliard Ensemble (ECM 1765)
  • Saint-Saens: The Swan. Lowri Blake, Caroline Palmer (Etcetera 1111)
12 N
  • Chopin: Bolero in C major. Roland Pontinen (BIS 673)
  • Mozart: Idomeneo: ballet music. Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski (Archiv 6506)
  • Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2. Mischa Maisky, Sergio Tiempo (DG 289 471 565)
  • Biber: Violin Sonata No. 2 from 1681. Romanesca (Harmonia Mundi 907134.35)
1 PM
  • Crusell: Divertimento in C for oboe and strings. Artved et al. (Naxos 8.557361)
  • Corelli: Trumpet Sonata in D. Guttler, Leipzig Bach Collegium (LaserLight 15 662)
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata. Jonathan Cohler, Randall Hodgkinson (Ongaku 024-102)
  • Evald: Brass Quintet No. 3. Swedish Brass Quintet (BIS 248)