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)