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 www.gpb.org (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)