Wednesday, September 19

Alan Cooke: The Exit Interview. As listeners in the Augusta area may have already noticed, Alan Cooke - station manager and music host at WACG since 1979 - has retired. (Other GPB listeners shouldn't register much difference, as he is continuing to host Midday Music Friday requests for the network, glory be!) To note this milestone, GPB presents a conversation Alan Cooke and I had two days ago, looking back and looking forward. Four segments of our interview air during the noon hour. Thanks for everything, Alan, and best of luck in your new Monday-through-Thursday life!

Alan Cooke

11 AM

  • Dohnanyi: Symphony No. 1 in D minor. London Phil, Botstein (Telarc 80511)
12 N
  • Interview segments with Alan Cooke, plus...
  • Schumann: Kinderszenen: Traumerei. Vladimir Horowitz (CBS 42409)
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major: Finale. Ann Gastinel, Moscow Soloists, Bashmet (Naive 4969)
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in G major, "Gypsy." Vienna Piano Trio (Nimbus 5535)
  • Haydn, J.M.: Flute Concerto in D, 1st mvt; and Haydn, F.J.: Scherzando No. 1 in F major. Emmanuel Pahud, Haydn Ensemble Berlin, Schellenberger (EMI 56577)
  • Haydn: The Creation: The Heavens Are Telling. Radio Sym Orch & Chorus Stuttgart, Marriner (EMI 50842)
1 PM
  • Mozart: Gran Partita (Serenade in B-flat for 12 wind instruments and double bass), K. 361. Moonwinds, Lluna (HMI 987071)
  • Haydn: The Creation: Stimmt an die Seiten. Orch & Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Chung (DG 289 459 156)