Thursday, August 9

If you've seen Amadeus, the urgent syncopations launching today's show will whisk you straight back to the opening rush through the dark streets of Vienna. If you haven't seen Amadeus, well, please, please do. The storyline and the portrayal of Mozart may not be strictly historically accurate, but who cares. Amadeus is an outstanding bit of filmmaking, in my humble opinion and many others', and it sets Mozart's music as a ring sets a gem.


11 AM

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor. Concentus Musicus, Harnoncourt (DHM 75736)
  • Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante for harp, harpsichord, piano and orchestra. Orch de la Suisse Romande, Jordan (Erato 45694)
  • Saint-Saens: Romance, Op. 51. Lowri Blake, Caroline Palmer (Etcetera 1111)
12 N
  • Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Suite. Vienna Phil, Previn (DG 102451)
  • Bruckner: String Quintet in F: Adagio. L'Archibudelli (Sony 66251)
  • Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D. Boston Baroque, Pearlman (Telarc 80594)
  • Narvaez: Los Seis Libros del Delphin de Musica: excerpts. Eisenhardt (Etcetera 1114)
1 PM
  • Bach: Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello. Steven Isserlis (Hyperion 67541)
  • Part: Tabula Rasa. Shaham, Anthony, Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi (DG 289 457 647)