Thanks to Alan Cooke for hosting Wednesday's show. See his playlists here. He'll be back with us Friday as usual for our weekly requests edition of Midday Music.
Two orchestral concerts break up the summer doldrums this Saturday: the Atlanta Symphony performs Holst's Planets (with NASA photos!) and the Rome Symphony offers "Cool Pops."
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- Holst: The Planets. Berlin Phil, Rattle (EMI 69690). Note: This two-disc recording, The Planets and Asteroids, also includes Colin Matthews' Pluto (however you care to classify Pluto) and other recent pieces inspired by our solar system's smaller objects.
- Bach: Lute Suite in A minor, BWV 995: Sarabande. Paul O'Dette (Harmonia Mundi 907438)
- Mozart: Divertimento in D for strings, K. 136. Freiburg Baroque Orch, Mullejans (Harmonia Mundi 901809)
- Schumann, Clara: Romance Variee, Op. 3. Susanne Grutzmann (Profil 07065).
- Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. Buffalo Phil, Falletta (Naxos 8.559240)
- Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orleans. Imani Winds (Koch 7599)