Wednesday, November 14

This morning we hear Photo 7 violinist Leila Josefowicz in rags. That's music, not old clothes. She plays raucous ragtime by John Novacek. (She'll solo in Beethoven's Violin Concerto this week with the Atlanta Symphony.)

Also on Midday Music: the Ma'alot Quintet, which comes to Auburn tonight; guitarist Christopher Parkening, who does Athens tomorrow; and Brahms' B-major piano trio, which the Paris Piano Trio performs in Augusta Friday. (Please see yesterday's post below for links to info for other events. Tomorrow we'll also preview rep from the Valdosta Symphony's Saturday concert.) In addition, we'll sample the latest multi-piano album from the 5 Browns and spotlight cello in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations. Something for everyone, I hope.

11 AM . . .

  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major. Nikolaj Znaider, Israel Phil, Mehta (RCA 69217)
  • Novacek, J.: Four Rags. Leila Josefowicz, John Novacek (Philips 289 462 948)
12 N . . . . . . .
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. for cello and orchestra. Sol Gabetta, Munich Radio Orch, Rasilainen (RCA 75912)
  • Ciardi: Le Rossignol du Nord for flute and piano. Roberto Fabbriciani, Massimiliano Damerini (Naxos 8.557857)
  • Arensky: Fantasia on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra. Stephen Coombs, BBC Scottish Sym, Maksymiuk (Hyperion 66624)
  • Debussy: Claire de Lune. Three of the 5 Browns (SonyBMG 88697 11322)
  • Tartini: Violin Concerto in E. Adriadne Daskalakis, Cologne Chamber Orch, Muller-Bruhl (Naxos 8.570222)
1 PM . . . . .
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 72/2 arr. for winds. Ma'alot Quintet (MDG 345 1356)
  • Brahms: Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8. Wanderer Trio (Harmonia Mundi 901915.16)
  • Domeniconi: Koyumbaba. Christopher Parkening (EMI 57591)