Wednesday, November 21

For your pre-turkey Wednesday, we offer Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, a piano quartet by Alexander Mackenzie, and the ever-popular Mendelssohn Octet - all seasoned with shorter fare by Weill, Bloch, Vivaldi, Schumann, Gliere and more. New releases to propel you on your errands or travels.

Please tune in to GPB radio Thursday for a Thanksgiving Day cooking special (The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential) at 11:00, followed by Giving Thanks at 1:00. Friday Alan Cooke hosts (though no requests this time), and I'll be back with you Monday, thankful for music and music lovers. Happy Thanksgiving!

11 AM . . . . . . . .

  • Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 12/1. Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orch (EMI 94431)
  • Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for viola and piano. Helen Callus, Phillip Bush (ASV 1184)
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi (Telarc 80681)
  • Weill: Threepenny Opera: Mack the Knife. Livia Sohn, Benjamin Loeb (Naxos 8.570202)
  • Bloch: Violin Concerto: mvt 2. Zina Schiff, Royal Scottish National Orch, Serebrier (Naxos 8.557757)
  • Anonymous, Italian Renaissance: Piva. Piffaro (Archiv 445 883)
12 N . . . . . .
  • Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, "We Thank Thee, Lord." Taverner Players, Parrott (Virgin 391340)
  • Mackenzie: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 11. Ames Piano Quartet (Albany 910/11)
  • Salzedo: Bolero. Yolanda Kondonassis (Telarc 80691)
  • Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. Atlanta Sym, Long, Runnicles (Telarc 80677)
1 PM . . . .
  • Gliere: Bronze Horseman: Dancing Scene. BBC Phil, Downes (Chandos 9379)
  • Aranes: Chacona "Un sarao de la chacona." Piffaro (Archiv 453 441)
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (ed. Stokowski). Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier (Naxos 8.570293)
  • Mendelssohn: Octet for strings in E-flat. Georgian Chamber Players and friends: three Preucils, Newdome, Harris, Murphy, Rex, Laufer (ACA Digital 20102)