Monday, November 12

From the first recording of the new label of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, CMS Studio Recordings, we hear Dvorak's Piano Quartet in E-flat, played by Wu Han and friends. This piece is tuneful, energetic, impassioned, fun, and just plain purdy. Don't be misled by the dim fluorescent cover art. It's colorful music.

Other fresh discs today bring us music of Marcello , Berlioz , Mozart , Norwegian folk songs and, from a boxed set of Russian piano trios, one Alexander Alyabiev .

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11 AM

  • Marcello: La Cetra: Concerto No. 3 in B minor. Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 (Chaconne 0744)
  • Berlioz: Helene. Danish National Choir and Sym, Dausgaard (Chandos 10416)
  • Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Han, Keefe, Guterman, Finckel (CMS)
  • Smetana: The Fisherman (Rybar). BBC Phil, Noseda (Chandos 10413)
12 N
  • Smetana: The Peasant Woman (Venkovanka). BBC Phil, Noseda (Chandos 10413)
  • Saint-Saens: Romance for flute and piano, Op. 37. Ensemble Villa Musica (MDG 304 0395)
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271. Mikhail Pletnev, German Chamber Phil (Virgin 0946 365467)
  • Traditional Norwegian/arr.: Wedding March from Gudbrandsdalen; I know a stronghold in heaven. Trio Medieval (ECM 2003)
  • Bizet/Lorriman: Farandole, from L'arlesienne. Black Dyke Band (Naxos 8.570726)
1 PM
  • Lhoyer: Duo Concertante in E minor for two guitars, Op. 31/3. Josiane Rabemananjara, Philippe Spinosi (Naive 30396)
  • Alyabiev: Piano Trio in A minor. Borodin Trio (Brilliant 93423)
  • Torroba: Estampas. Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (Albany 339)