Tuesday, September 18

Your attention, please, fans of Alan Cooke! Although Alan will keep hosting GPB's Midday Music Friday requests show for fun, he has just retired from full-time work. This after almost three decades as station manager and music host at WACG Augusta. Tomorrow, to mark Alan's retirement, I talk with him about his life and times in radio. He takes music and community more seriously than he takes himself, making his conversation both inspirational and funny. Please listen Wednesday at noon for our interview, interspersed with music throughout the hour by one of his favorite composers, Haydn.

As for today's playlist:

Orlando de Lassus: Penitential Psalms Bax: Symphony No. 4; Nympholept; Overture to a Picaresque Comedy Janácek: Sinfonietta; Tagebuch eines Verschollenen Bach: Violin Concertos

11 AM

  • Marcello: Flute Sonata in B minor. Arita, Arita, Nakano (Denon 18013)
  • Orlando di Lasso (de Lassus): Penitential Psalms of David No. 5. Domine, exaudi orationem meam (Psalms 101-102). Collegium Vocale Gent, Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi 901831.32)
  • Rubinstein: Romance, Op. 44/1. Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov (DG 5831)
  • Bax: Nympholept, nature poem for orchestra. Royal Scottish National Orch, Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.555343)
12 N
  • Janacek: Sinfonietta, Op. 60. Berlin Phil, Abbado (DG 427 313)
  • Brahms: Variations on a Hungarian Song, Op. 21/2. Olga Kern (Harmonia Mundi 907392)
  • Borodin: Prince Igor, Overture. Russian National Orch, Pletnev (DG 439 892)
  • Barrios: Three guitar pieces (Pais de Albanic, Faniniana, Tango No. 2). Jeffrey McFadden (Naxos 8.557807)
1 PM
  • Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042. Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orch of the Age of Enlightenment (Virgin 7077 59319)
  • Schubert: Rosamunde (Magic Harp) Overture. Chamber Orch of Europe, Abbado (DG 423 656)
  • Diepenbrock: The Birds, Overture. Residentie Orch, Vonk (Chandos 8821)
  • Strauss: Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils. Cincinnati Sym, Lopez-Cobos (Telarc 80371)