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.
. . .
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.
- 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)
- 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)