Wednesday, October 24

Georgia concerts of note, all connected to today's Midday Music:

  • Atlanta Symphony harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson performs Debussy and Ravel with the orchestra, and Robert Spano also conducts Milhaud and Gershwin, Thursday through Saturday in Atlanta. (For my chat with Elisabeth a couple of years ago, listen to the second-to-last interview here.)
  • The Augusta Choral Society performs Maurice Durufle's Requiem and more in a Friday concert dedicated to the memory of Melvin Brown, the ACS's longtime artistic director.
  • Saturday the Macon Symphony offers Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Kodaly, and the "triple treat" of violinist-pianist-soprano Janice Martin.
  • Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas bring their bass-mandolin-dobro combo to Atlanta's Ferst Center on Friday and Columbus's RiverCenter on Saturday.

11 AM
  • Nielsen: Helios Overture. New York Scandia Sym, Matson (Centaur 2780)
  • Fasch: Quadro in F. Epoca Barocca (CPO 777 204)
  • Beethoven: "Ghost" Trio (Piano Trio in D, Op. 70/1). Chung Trio (EMI 81751)
  • Durufle: Requiem: Sanctus. Santa Cecilia Nat'l Acad, Chung (DG 459 365)
12 N
  • Pickering: The Queen's Treble. Baltimore Consort (Dorian 90601)
  • Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances. Yolanda Kondonassis, strings (Telarc 80622)
  • Meyer: Double Concerto for Cello and Bass. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, St. Paul Chamber Orch, Wolf (Sony 60956)
  • Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires: Autumn (Otono Porteno). Katona Twins (Channel 19804)
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 3. Cologne Radio Sym, Skrowaczewski (Denon 78840)
1 PM
  • Durufle: Requiem. Santa Cecilia National Academy Chorus and Orchestra, Chung (DG 459 365)
  • Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in C for violin, lute and continuo, RV 82. Rold Lislevand et al. (Naive 30429)