Wednesday, October 31

Boo! Today, musical tricks and treats for Halloween. Also, Rome Symphony president Barbara Beninato talks about the fundraiser coming up Sunday - the Rome Fine Wine Festival - in the 11 o'clock hour. In the noon hour, conductor Donald Portnoy previews the Augusta Symphony's Saturday concert, to feature clarinetist David Shifrin (below) and music of Debussy and Dvorak.

David Shifrin - credit Christian Steiner . . . Yolanda Kondanassis, harp
We hear harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (above) in a Salzedo sonata she'll perform Sunday at Spivey Hall. And we wrap up with the conclusion of Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, in a magical new recording with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. That work headlines this week's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concerts.

11 AM

  • Strauss, R.: Moonlight Music (from Capriccio) and September (from Four Last Songs). Nina Stemme, Orch of Royal Opera House, Pappano (EMI 78797)
  • Caplet: Conte Fantastique, after Poe's "Masque of the Red Death." Leipzig String Quartet, Marie-Pierre Langlamet (MDG 307 1430)
  • Strauss, J.: Wine, Women and Song Waltzes. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel (Telarc 80314)
  • Schumann: Ghost Variations (Variations in E-flat on an original theme). Andras Schiff (Teldec 14566)
  • Haken: Walpurgisnacht, from Concerto for Five-String Viola. Rudolf Haken, orch, Benichou (Centaur 2826)
12 N
  • Liszt: Mephisto Waltz. Murray Perahia (Sony 47180)
  • Dvorak: The Noon Witch. Netherlands Phil, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 065)
  • Debussy: First Rhapsody. David Shifrin, Andre Watts (Delos 3167)
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, mvts 1 and 4. Netherlands Phil, Kreizberg (PentaTone 5186 065)
1 PM
  • Mussorgsky/Stokowski: Night on Bald Mountain. Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.557645)
  • Salzedo: Sonata for Harp and Piano; Bolero. Yolanda Kondonassis (Telarc)
  • Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem, parts 6-7. Berlin Phil, sololists, Rattle (EMI)