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)