Thursday, January 17

Alas, today is Terrance McKnight's last day at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Terrance has hosted and produced the network's evening show, Studio GPB, and our Atlanta Symphony broadcasts, The ASO on GPB. Now he's moving to the new world of New York. He'll still be in public radio, still hosting an evening show, just playing in a bigger sandbox. In the first hour of Midday Music we hear two of his favorite pieces, and Terrance himself tells us about the offer he couldn't refuse.

We'll end the show with 24 minutes of full-out Wagner opera, with tenor Placido Domingo as Tristan and soprano Deborah Voigt as Isolde. Deborah Voigt will be stepping off the world's great opera stages this Saturday to give a recital at Emory University in Atlanta. Accompanied only by piano, she'll sing songs by Beach, Verdi, Strauss, Respighi, Moore and Bernstein. At last check, tickets were almost but not quite sold out.

11 AM

  • Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag. Richard Dowling, piano. Klavier 77035.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi. Telarc 80616.
12 N
  • Spanish Renaissance music by Valente, Ortiz and Falconiero. Hesperion XXI, Savall. Alia Vox 9820 ("Ostinato").
  • Glazunov: The Seasons, complete ballet. Royal Scottish National Orch, Serebrier. Warner 61434.
  • Wen-chung: Leggeriezza. Ying Quartet. Telarc 80690.
1 PM
  • Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K. 332. Mikhail Pletnev. DG 5832.
  • Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Act 2, Scene 2. Deborah Voigt, Placido Domingo, Orch of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Pappano. EMI 57004.