Friday, January 18

Alan Cooke's requests edition of Midday Music returns January 25. Meanwhile, as you plan your weekend activities, please check out the concert links in posts below. Especially see Wednesday's list. (A Bach Festival in Rome! The Brazilian Guitar Quartet in Augusta! The Jose White String Quartet in Hawkinsville! Moscow Nights in Albany! Soprano Deborah Voigt in Atlanta! And more!)

On the show, there's Bach and Brazil in the first hour, glass and Mozart and Smetana in the second hour, and two jazz concertos in the third, with a loose theme of Prague tying together offferings from three centuries.

11 AM

  • Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Barbara Hendricks, Manuel Barrueco. EMI 56578.
  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1, arr. guitars. Brazilian Guitar Quartet. The BGQ plays tonight at 8 in Augusta State's Maxwell Theatre.
  • Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin and Orchestra. John Abberger, Adrian Butterfield and friends. Analekta 9910. This piece is on one of this weekend's Bach Festival concerts in Rome.
  • Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden: Prelude, Melodram and Dance of the Tumblers. BBC Phil, Sinaisky. BBC Music Mag Vol. 13/4.
12 N
  • Mozart: Adagio for glass armonica, K. 356 (617a). Thomas Bloch. Naxos 8.555295.
  • Mozart: "Prague" Symphony (No. 38 in D). Freiburg Baroque Orch, Jacobs. Harmonia Mundi 901958.
  • Smetana: Prague Carnival. BBC Phil, Noseda. Chandos 10413.
  • Smetana: The Moldau (Vltava) from My Homeland.
1 PM
  • Brubeck, C.: Convergence; Prague Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, mvt 1. Chris Brubeck, Czech National Sym, Freeman. Koch 7653.
  • Suesse, D.: Jazz Concerto in D major for Combo and Orchestra. Cy Coleman, Richard Davis, Robert Thomas, American Sym Orch, Fennell. Premier 1055.