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)
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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)

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