Wednesday, October 31

Boo! Today, musical tricks and treats for Halloween. Also, Rome Symphony president Barbara Beninato talks about the fundraiser coming up Sunday - the Rome Fine Wine Festival - in the 11 o'clock hour. In the noon hour, conductor Donald Portnoy previews the Augusta Symphony's Saturday concert, to feature clarinetist David Shifrin (below) and music of Debussy and Dvorak.

David Shifrin - credit Christian Steiner . . . Yolanda Kondanassis, harp
We hear harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (above) in a Salzedo sonata she'll perform Sunday at Spivey Hall. And we wrap up with the conclusion of Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, in a magical new recording with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. That work headlines this week's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concerts.

11 AM

  • Strauss, R.: Moonlight Music (from Capriccio) and September (from Four Last Songs). Nina Stemme, Orch of Royal Opera House, Pappano (EMI 78797)
  • Caplet: Conte Fantastique, after Poe's "Masque of the Red Death." Leipzig String Quartet, Marie-Pierre Langlamet (MDG 307 1430)
  • Strauss, J.: Wine, Women and Song Waltzes. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80314)
  • Schumann: Ghost Variations (Variations in E-flat on an original theme). Andras Schiff (Teldec 14566)
  • Haken: Walpurgisnacht, from Concerto for Five-String Viola. Rudolf Haken, orch, Benichou (Centaur 2826)
12 N
  • Liszt: Mephisto Waltz. Murray Perahia (Sony 47180)
  • Dvorak: The Noon Witch. Netherlands Phil, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 065)
  • Debussy: First Rhapsody. David Shifrin, Andre Watts (Delos 3167)
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, mvts 1 and 4. Netherlands Phil, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 065)
1 PM
  • Mussorgsky/Stokowski: Night on Bald Mountain. Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.557645)
  • Salzedo: Sonata for Harp and Piano; Bolero. Yolanda Kondonassis (Telarc)
  • Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem, parts 6-7. Berlin Phil, sololists, Rattle (EMI)

Tuesday, October 30

Coming up this week from your friendly Midday Music host in Atlanta: Halloween music (spooky standards Performance Today doesn't play first!), a ticket giveaway, and lots of concert info. Look for repertoire that ties in to

  • the Augusta Symphony's instrument petting zoo, open dress rehearsal and actual masterworks concert with clarinetist David Shifrin, all taking place Saturday;
  • violinist Midori's dual appearances, Thursday in Athens and Friday in Atlanta;
  • the Rome Symphony's Rome Fine Wine Festival Sunday;
  • Brahms' German Requiem, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus;
  • a soprano-and-piano recital in Hawkinsville presented by the new Ocmulgee Symphony;
  • harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, appearing at Spivey Hall;
  • next Tuesday's LaGrange Symphony concert;
  • and the Magellan Quartet, wiz a beet of ze French musique Sunday in Statesboro.
Meanwhile, here's what's cooking on today's show.

11 AM
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (ed. Stokowski). Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.570293)
  • Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat, K. 428. Alban Berg Quartet (Teldec 9031 72480)
  • Ibert: Divertissement for small orchestra. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80294)
  • Trad. Norwegian, arr. Smith. In my reckless, younger days. Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003)
12 N
  • Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso. Royal Phil, Farrer (ASV 794)
  • Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor. Simon Trpceski (EMI 75586)
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6/4. Philharmonia Baroque Orch, McGegan (Harmonia Mundi 3957014)
  • Sterndale Bennett: Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra. Howard Shelley, BBC Scottish Sym (Hyperion 67595)
  • Buxtehude: Gen Himmel zu dem Vater mein. Kirkby, Holloway, Kraemer, ter Linden, Mortensen (Naxos 8.557251)
1 PM
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3. German Chamber Phil, Harding (Virgin 391330)
  • Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80170)

Monday, October 29

Free concert tonight in Tifton! The Atlanta Chamber Players (pianist/music director Paula Peace plus members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) visit South Georgia to perform Brahms' Horn Trio and other goodies at ABAC's Howard Auditorium. Open to the public; no charge; more info from South Georgia Arts. We devote a good part of the noon hour to Mozart from the Atlanta Chamber Players' new CD.

Two other concerts I mentioned:

11 AM
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 92, "Oxford." Berlin Phil, Rattle (EMI 94237)
  • Paderewski: Variations and Fugue, Op. 11. Jonathan Plowright (Hyperion 67562)
  • Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 3/12. Kallweit, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin (Harmonia Mundi 901975)
  • Satie: Gnossienne No. 1. Peter Fletcher, guitar (Centaur 2731)

12 N
  • Traditional Norwegian: A Little Child. Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003)
  • Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Orpheus Chamber Orch (DG 437 782)
  • Mozart: "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat for piano, clarinet and viola. Atlanta Chamber Players (MSR 1190)
  • Gandolfi: Vientos y Tangos. United States Marine Band, Colburn (USMC 21)
  • Mackey: Redline Tango. Univ of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Lynch (Naxos 570074)

1 PM
  • Khatchaturian: Spartacus: Adagio. London Sym, Khatchaturian (EMI 93229)
  • Schubert/Liszt: Ständchen. Murray Perahia (Sony 66511)
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, five excerpts. Berlin Phil, Kotcherga, Tarasova, Abbado (Sony 62034)
  • Traditional Norwegian: Dance from Vestfold. Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003)

Friday, October 26

The return of Friday Requests with Alan Cooke! Call 1-866-RADIO-GA and then listen to GPB from 11:00 to 2:00.

Sidebar: Can't tell the difference between Haydn and Mozart? (I don't always get 'em straight myself.) See if this Slate article by Erik Tarloff, with audio examples, helps.

Thursday, October 25

Triple treat or triple threat? Just after noon, I speak with Macon Symphony music director Adrian Gnam about Saturday's MSO program, "Triple Treat," which will be highlighted by the multitalented Janice Martin
who sings and plays piano and plays violin and arranges. Saturday at Macon's Grand Opera House she does all four of those in her Paganini Mania Concerto.

On Midday Music, in addition to rep from that Macon concert, we sample pieces to be performed by the Augusta Choral Society (Brahms, Friday), Atlanta Symphony (Gershwin and Ravel, through Saturday) and Georgia Philharmonic (Ippolitov and Barber, Saturday in Roswell). Tomorrow on GPB: the return of Alan Cooke's Friday requests edition of Midday Music!

11 AM . . .

  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: Turkish Fragments. Singapore Sym, Hoey (Marco Polo 220217)
  • Barber: Adagio for Strings. Saint Louis Sym, Slatkin (Telarc 80503)
  • Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny). Marilyn Horne, Atlanta Sym, Shaw (Telarc 80176)
  • Hindemith: Concerto for Winds, Harp and Orchestra. Czech Phil, Belohlavek (Chandos 9457)
12 N . . .
  • Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore, Overture. Welsh National Opera Orch, Mackerras (Telarc 80374)
  • Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges: March. French Radio Phil, Jarvi (Virgin 45609)
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris. Cleveland Orch, Chailly (London 417 326)
  • Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales. Cleveland Orch, Boulez (DG 289 449 213)
  • Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582. Anthony Newman (Sony 60990)
1 PM . . .
  • Melartin: Marionettes, suite. Finnish Radio Sym, Godzinsky (YLE 9802)
  • Grieg: Ballade in G minor, Op. 24. Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI 94399)
  • Broschi: Idaspe: "Ombra fedele anch'io." Vivica Genaux, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi o01778)

Wednesday, October 24

Georgia concerts of note, all connected to today's Midday Music:

  • Atlanta Symphony harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson performs Debussy and Ravel with the orchestra, and Robert Spano also conducts Milhaud and Gershwin, Thursday through Saturday in Atlanta. (For my chat with Elisabeth a couple of years ago, listen to the second-to-last interview here.)
  • The Augusta Choral Society performs Maurice Durufle's Requiem and more in a Friday concert dedicated to the memory of Melvin Brown, the ACS's longtime artistic director.
  • Saturday the Macon Symphony offers Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Kodaly, and the "triple treat" of violinist-pianist-soprano Janice Martin.
  • Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas bring their bass-mandolin-dobro combo to Atlanta's Ferst Center on Friday and Columbus's RiverCenter on Saturday.

11 AM
  • Nielsen: Helios Overture. New York Scandia Sym, Matson (Centaur 2780)
  • Fasch: Quadro in F. Epoca Barocca (CPO 777 204)
  • Beethoven: "Ghost" Trio (Piano Trio in D, Op. 70/1). Chung Trio (EMI 81751)
  • Durufle: Requiem: Sanctus. Santa Cecilia Nat'l Acad, Chung (DG 459 365)
12 N
  • Pickering: The Queen's Treble. Baltimore Consort (Dorian 90601)
  • Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances. Yolanda Kondonassis, strings (Telarc 80622)
  • Meyer: Double Concerto for Cello and Bass. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, St. Paul Chamber Orch, Wolf (Sony 60956)
  • Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires: Autumn (Otono Porteno). Katona Twins (Channel 19804)
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 3. Cologne Radio Sym, Skrowaczewski (Denon 78840)
1 PM
  • Durufle: Requiem. Santa Cecilia National Academy Chorus and Orchestra, Chung (DG 459 365)
  • Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in C for violin, lute and continuo, RV 82. Rold Lislevand et al. (Naive 30429)

Tuesday, October 23

Thank you, you wonderful listeners who joined GPB or renewed your membership during the fall fund drive that ended yesterday. We heard from over 1,700 listeners total, and of those, 340 callers (and an unspecified number of web contributors) made contact during Performance Today and Midday Music.

Overall we did not reach our goal for the drive. You can still become a member or freshen up your membership online at (or call 1-800-333-4788 till the end of this week). On behalf of music fans across Georgia and beyond, thank you. Your support makes public radio go.

And here we are again, go-go-going with music as usual! Some nice long pieces in gratitude, including new releases of a Martinu double concerto, Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata (named for a musician who pooh-poohed the piece and the dedication), Mendelssohn's entire "Reformation" Symphony, and the "Irish" Symphony by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame:

11 AM

  • Martinu: Concerto in D major for Two Violins and Orchestra. Matousek, Koh, Czech Phil, Hogwood (Hyperion 67671)
  • Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata (Sonata No. 9 for piano and violin in A major, Op. 47). Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov (Harmonia Mundi 901944)
12 N
  • Chopin: Fantasy-Impromptu in C-sharp minor; "Black Key" Etude in G-flat. Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca 289 466 462)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, "Reformation." New Philharmonia Orch, Muti (EMI 81788)
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major. Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Davis (PentaTone 5186 126)
1 PM
  • Bolcom: Three Ghost Rags: The Graceful Ghost. Richard Dowling (Klavier 77035)
  • Handel: Overture to Otho. City of London Sinfonia, Ward (Naxos 8.553430)
  • Sullivan: Symphony in E, "Irish." Royal Liverpool Phil, Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.570351)

October 12-22, GPB's Fall 2007 Fund Drive

Well, it's been thrilling to hear from listeners in recent days. If you inadvertently let the final day of the drive slip by without calling, you can still contribute online and be factored into the total, as we inch as close to that overall goal as possible. Thank-you gifts are listed here as well. Thanks so much for supporting public radio for Georgia and playing a vital role on the GPB team.

Late but not forgotten, below are condensed Midday Music playlists from the past week. In addition to the works listed, I also sprinkled in many selections from CDs offered as thank-you gifts: Handel's Messiah (with Boston Baroque on Telarc) and the Menus and Music CD-and-cookbook sets.

Friday, October 12
Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole. Yuli Turovsky, I Musici de Montreal (Analekta 9897)
Ravel: Tzigane. Maxim Vengerov, Philharmonia Orch, Pappano (EMI 57593)
Infante: Danzas Andaluzas. Lechner, Tiempo (EMI 58472)
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony, second half. Bastille Opera Orch, Chung (DG 435 854)
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat. Zacharias, Cherubini (EMI 50819)

Monday, October 15
Borodin: Prince Igor, Overture. Russian National Orch, Pletnev (DG 439 892)
Elgar: Froissart Overture. New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 9.557577)
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture. Berlin Phil, Karajan (EMI 76896)
Joplin: Magnetic Rag. Benjamin Loeb (Naxos 8.559277)
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major. Wallfisch, Orch of Age of Enlightenment (Virgin 59319)
Bax: Nympholept. Royal Scottish National Orch, Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.555343)
- & -
Music based on the Lutheran chorale tune "A mighty fortress is our God":

  • Bach: Cantata No. 80, "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott," choruses. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner (SDG 110)
  • Jarnefeldt: Korsholm Castle. Finnish Radio Sym, Soderblom (YLE 9701)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, "Reformation": Finale. New Philharmonia Orch, Muti
  • Bach: Cantata No. 80, opening chorus, for brass and organ. Empire Brass, Kuhlman (Telarc 80614)
Tuesday, October 16
Pachelbel: Canon in D. Tafelmusik, Lamon (Reference 2101)
Copland: Rodeo, Four Dance Episodes. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80339)
Albeniz: Sevilla; Asturias. Jason Vieaux (Azica 71224)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: start of second tableau. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80674)
Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon, Overture. Minnesota Orch, Oue (Reference 92)
Horovitz: Clarinet Sonata. Peyer, Pryor (Chandos 8549)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain. Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.557645)
Scriabin: Divine Poem: Divine Game. Royal Concertgebouw, Kondrashin (RCO 06004)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, Overture. Lausanne Chamber Orch, Menuhin (Virgin 363284)
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364: Mvts 2-3. Majeske, Venon, Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi (london 443 175)
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp: Mvt 2. Pahud, Langlamet, Berlin Phil, Abbado (EMI 57128)

Wednesday, October 17
Bach: Wachet Auf, orch. Bantock. BBC Phil, Slatkin (Chandos 9835)
Dvorak: Wind Serenade, second half. Oslo Wind Phil Soloists (Naxos 8.554173)
Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town). Scottish National Orch, Gibson (Chandos 6652)
Albeniz: Cadiz. Jason Vieaux (Azica)
Brahms: F.A.E. Sonata, mvt 3. Zukerman, Barenboim (DG)
Bantock: Celtic Symphony for strings and harps. Royal Phil, Handley (Hyperion 66450)
Liszt: Totentanz. Zimerman, Boston Sym, Ozawa (DG 423 571)
Lyadov: Polonaise, Op. 55. BBC Phil, Sinaisky (Chandos 9911)
Brahms: Haydn Variations, Op. 56a. Atlanta Sym, Levi (Telarc 80349)
Svendsen: Symphony No. 2: mvt 1. Oslo Phil, Jansons (EMI 115616)

Thursday, October 18
Vierdanck: Pazzamezzo in A minor. Parnassi Musici (CPO 777 205)
Chaminade: Flute Concertino. Robison, Charleston Sym, Stahl (Pergola 1032)
Bottesini: Grand Duo Concertant. Bell, Meyer, St. Paul Chamber Orch, Wolff (Sony 60956)
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina Coeli. Brewer, Atlanta Sym Orch & Chorus, Shaw (Telarc 80333)
Galbraith: Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble: mvt 1. Amato, Cargenie Mellon Wind Ens, Colwell.
Aston: Gaude, virgo mater Christi. Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi 907419)
Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Autumn. Kremer, Kremerata Baltica (Nonesuch 79568)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23, "Appassionata": mvts 2-3. Jonathan Biss (EMI 85894)
Sibelius: Finlandia. Philadelphia Orch, Ormandy (Sony 47281)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. National Orch of Lyon, Krivine (Denon 78774)

Friday, October 19
Rain music in hopes of torrents of precipitation and donation
Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage: Pastorale; By a Stream; Storm. Berman (DG 437 206)
Britten: Four Sea Interludes: Moonlight; Storm. BBC Sym, Davis (Teldec 73126)
Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony: mvts 3-5. Rev & Rom Orch, Gardiner (Archiv 439 900)
Alfven: Mountain King: Summer Rain. Royal Stockholm Phil, Jarvi (BIS 585)
Rossini: William Tell, Overture. Atlanta Sym, Levi (Telarc 80334)
Novak: In the Tatra Mountains. Royal Liverpool Phil, Pesek (Virgin 45251)
Bridge: The Sea: Storm. Royal Liverpool Orch, Groves (EMI 66855)
Debussy: Gardens in the Rain. Jacobs (Nonesuch 71365)
Beethoven: Tempest Sonata: Finale. Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi 901902)
Grieg: Peer Gynt: var. incl. Stormy Evening. Estonian National Sym, Jarvi (Virgin 45722)
Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Summer. Lin, Sejong (Naxos 8.557920)

Monday, October 22
Handel: Messiah: segments from parts 1, 2 and 3. Boston Baroque, Pearlman (Telarc)
Dining and the Opera in Manhattan (Menus and Music CD/cookbook set): selections featuring Leontyne Price, Jussi Bjorling, Beverly Sills and others
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Delos 3185)
Guastavino: Guitar Sonata No. 1. Villadangos (Naxos 8.55058)
Mozart: Symphony No. 27 in G. Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Koopman (Erato 45544)

Thanks again for supporting GPB!

Thursday, October 11

Dear Listener,

You hear our voices all the time. Now we get to hear from you, during GPB's fall fund drive, October 12-22. Public radio can only do what we do with a helping hand from the Georgians we serve. Starting Friday, please make a contribution of any size toward our programming budget - by calling 1-800-222-4788 or going to (The Friday requests show with Alan Cooke returns October 26.)

Leave a comment or two when you donate, and feel free to pick a gift by way of thanks. You can see a list of all the thank-you gifts here. My favorite this time round is this stellar two-disc set of Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque.

Handel - Messiah / Clift · Robbin · Fowler · Ledbetter · Boston Baroque, Pearlman

Fundraising time is a whirlwind. I might neglect this blog for a few days. Meanwhile, thank you for putting the "public" in public radio. Member dollars collectively do pay for all the programs GPB brings you.

Yours in music,


P.S. Today's playlist follows. Both "Funeral March" piano sonatas, the Spohr concerto and the Schubert mass are new releases (or new rereleases).

11 AM

  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Funeral March. Boston Sym, Ozawa (DG 439 897)
  • Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March." Simon Trpceski (EMI 75586)
  • Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette. Orch of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Gibson (Harmonia Mundi 901906.08)
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat, Op. 26, "Funeral March." Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi 901906.08)
12 N
  • Galbraith: Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble: 1st mvt. Donna Amato, Carnegie Mellon Wind Ens, Colwell (Carnegie Mellon 03-0006)
  • Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No. 4. Sabine Meyer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sillito (EMI 79786)
  • Borodin/Glazunov: Petite Suite. Royal Stockholm Phil, Rozhdestvensky (Brilliant 93348)
1 PM
  • Schubert: Mass in A-flat major, D. 678. Bavarian Radio Sym Orch and Chorus; Donath, Fassbaender, Araiza, Fischer-Dieskau; Sawallisch (EMI 81519, a rerelease of a 1980 recording)

Wednesday, October 10

Just past noon on GPB, Barbara Beninato, president of the Rome Symphony board, introduces the Rome Symphony Orchestra's fresh season. The RSO is filling 2007-2008 with guest conductors from around the region as it begins a national search for a new music director. (Top contenders from that search will grace the Rome podium in 2008-2009.) First up this Saturday, October 13, is guest conductor Richard Prior, director of orchestral studies at Emory University. He'll lead a Bach concerto featuring Emory faculty pianist William Ransom, pictured below. Also on their program: a Beethoven overture and Mozart's Fortieth.

For other classical concerts in Georgia this week, please see the blog entries below. I also ask you to remember, as GPB's Fall Fund Drive approaches (October 12-22), that the best musical bang for your buck is probably GPB. (Isn't it?) Starting Friday, please call 1-800-222-4788 to support music on Georgia Public Broadcasting so we can keep doing what we do for you and your community. Many thanks.

11 AM

  • Vivaldi: Double Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 531. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin (Harmonia Mundi 901975)
  • Ireland: Fantasy-Sonata for clarinet and piano. Gervase de Peyer, Gwenneth Pryor (Chandos 8549)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish." Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi (London 421 643) [Pictured: 452 214]
12 N
  • Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Overture. German Chamber Orch, Harding (Virgin 45364)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski (Archiv 6506)
  • Howells: Three Dances for Violin and Orchestra: No. 3. Royal Liverpool Phil, Handley (Hyperion 66610)
  • Ravel: Bolero. Minnesota Orch, Oue (Reference 92)
1 PM
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor. Leif Ove Andsnes, Berlin Phil, Jansons (EMI 94399)
  • Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, on flugelhorn and piano. Sergei Nakariakov, Martha Argerich (EMI 89241)
  • Verdi: Aida: Grand/Triumphal Scene. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80364)