Friday, November 9

Want performances? Oy, have we got performances. Atlanta in particular is popping this weekend, offering the . . .

Meanwhile, outside the trafficky state capital, consider the . . .
Today on Midday Music, Macon Symphony conductor Adrian Gnam praises the pairing of composer Samuel Barber and soprano Leah Partridge; and Atlanta Opera general manager Dennis Hanthorn waxes enthusiastic about the singing, prancing, puppet-wielding gingerbread children in the Atlanta Opera's Hansel and Gretel and the company's new venue in Cobb County. Alan Cooke's requests show returns next Friday on GPB.

11 AM
  • Bruch: Octet for violins, viola, cello and bass. Kodaly and Auer quartets, Fejervari (Naxos 8.557270)
  • Mozart: Symphonie Concertante for winds and orchestra, K. 297b. West-Eastern Divan Orch, Saleh, Azmeh, Biron, Polyak, Barenboim (Warner 62791)
12 N
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4. BBC Phil, Noseda (BBC Music Mag 12/9)
  • Barber: Let Down the Bars, O Death. Choir of Ormond College Melbourne, Lawrence (Naxos 8.559053)
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 72/3,5. Atlanta Sym, Levi (Telarc 80497)
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, finale. Bavarian Radio Sym, Tolzer Knabenchor, von Otter, Bonney, Tate (EMI 54022)
1 PM
  • Brahms: Horn Trio: Finale. Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. (ACA Digital 20033)
  • Godard: Valse. Atlanta Chamber Players (ACA Digital )
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. St. Louis Sym, Slatkin (Telarc 80606)
  • Schoenfield: Cafe Music. James Ehnes, Edward Arron, Andrew Russo. (Black Box)
  • Styne: Gypsy, Overture. Original Broadway cast recording.