Tuesday, October 9

Dr. Patricio CobosMy guest at noon is Patricio Cobos, music director of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and for many years a member of the Columbus State faculty. Before and after a recording of Beethoven's Third, Cobos speaks about his choice to teach in Columbus rather than play in an orchestra, his evolving listening preferences and the growth of the LaGrange Symphony. He even speaks musically, with that gentle Chilean accent. Listen to our interview on air or online at www.gpb.org, right after the noon news and again just before one. Tonight's concert launches Cobos's seventh season with the LSO.

Midday Music selections listed below have connections to the following concerts :

  • LaGrange Symphony, tonight at 7:30 (Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College) with conductor Patricio Cobos and violinist Anastasia Agapova. Beethoven's Eroica Symphony (which we hear at noon) and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto.
  • Inman Piano Trio, Thursday at the Falany Performing Arts Center (Reinhardt College, Waleska). Music of Shostakovich (as heard in the 11:00 hour), Kirchner, Howells.
  • Atlanta Symphony, Thursday through Saturday, with guest conductor Pinchas Zukerman and violinist Viviane Hagner. Chausson's Poeme (which we hear today), Ravel's Tzigane, Haydn's Hen Symphony, Saint-Saens's Organ Symphony.
  • Talich Quartet (who conclude today's broadast with Mendelssohn) - Czechs playing Schubert and more, Friday at Augusta State's Maxwell Theatre.
  • Camelot, presented by the Augusta Opera at Augusta's Imperial Theatre this Friday and Saturday.
  • Rome Symphony, Saturday with guest conductor Richard Prior and pianist William Ransom. Mozart's "Great G minor" Symphony (No. 40) and Bach's D minor keyboard concerto (which we hear at 1:00).

11 AM . . .
  • Rubinstein: Melody in F major. Gregor-Smith, Wrigley (ASV 2103)
  • Chausson: Poeme. Itzhak Perlman, New York Phil, Mehta (DG 423 063) [Pictured: 437 737, which contains the same performance.]
  • Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67. Trio Wanderer (Harmonia Mundi 901825, pictured)
  • Paganini: Guitar Sonata No. 4 in D major. Marco Tamayo (Naxos 8.557598)
12 N . . .
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." Revolutionary and Romantic Orch, Gardiner (Archiv 445 944) [Pictured: 439 900, complete Beethoven symphonies.]
1 PM . . .
  • Loewe: Camelot, Overture. Original Broadway cast recording (Sony 60542)
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052. Murray Perahia, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Sony 89245, pictured)
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44/2. Talich Quartet (Calliope 9302) [Pictured: 3311/3, complete Mendelssohn quartets.]