Thursday, January 24

For a hefty list of weekend concerts and links to details please see Wednesday's posting below. With classical music events in Columbus, Ocilla, Roswell, Augusta, Morrow, Duluth, Atlanta, Macon and Athens, there's plenty on tap.

Friday Alan Cooke hosts Midday Music Requests. Monday, January 28, the day after Mozart's birth anniversay, tune in for K is for Koechel: The Story Behind Those Mozart Numbers.

11 AM

  • MacDowell: To a Wild Rose; Scriabin: Nocturne in D-flat for the Left Hand Alone. John O'Conor. Telarc 80313. (John O'Conor steps in at the last minute to solo with the Atlanta Symphony this weekend in a Mozart concerto.)
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Phil, Abbado. Philips 456 871. (Katherin Chi and the Georgia Philharmonic perform this piece Saturday in Roswell.)
  • Bach: Cantata No. 202, "Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten": outer movements. Heidi Grant Murphy, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. (Heidi Grant Murphy performs with the Atlanta Symphony this weekend - Barber and Mahler.)
  • Raff: The Spinner; Debussy: Arabesque No. 1. John O'Conor. Telarc 80313.
12 N
  • Puccini: Tosca, highlights for orchestra. Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel. Telarc 80260. (Puccini's complete opera is on stage tonight with Teatro Lirico d'Europa at Columbus's RiverCenter.)
  • Mancini: Pink Panther Theme. Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel, Telarc 80401.
  • Finzi: Eclogue. William Boughton, English String Orch. Nimbus 7037. (The Dutch vocal quintet Quink sings Finzi and much more Saturday at Spivey Hall. Say that five times fast: "Quintet Quink sings Finzi"!)
  • Hoffmann, J.: Sonata in G major for mandolin and archlute. Ahlert, Schwab. Naxos 8.557716
1 PM
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 99. English Chamber Orch, Tate. EMI 88666.
  • Chavez: Sinfonia India (Symphony No. 2). New York Phil, Bernstein. Sony 60571.
  • Galindo: Sones de Mariachi. Festival Orch of Mexico, Batiz. Naxos 8.550838. (Conductor Enrique Batiz leads the State Symphony of Orchestra in concert in Athens this Sunday, January 27, in concertos by Rodrigo and Rachmaninoff and the Sinfonia India of Mexican composer Carlos Chavez heard this hour.)