Tuesday, January 8

The noon hour kicks off with the good-humored company of George Del Gobbo, music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. (That's our Georgia CSO, not to be confused with the CSO in Ohio.) He describes the "Symphonic Scoundrels" on Saturday's concert in Columbus, and we meet in music one such flawed character: Don Juan.

The Atlanta Symphony and up-and-coming young pianist Adam Golka are set to perform the five-fingered concerto we hear in the final hour: Ravel's Piano Concerto in D for left hand only. Concerts take place Thursday through Saturday in Atlanta, then Sunday in Athens.

Wrapping up Midday Music is Mozart in the hands of the Atlanta Chamber Players. They appear tonight, together with the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, at a "supersized, two-for-one" concert at Brenau University in Gainesville. More concert links tomorrow!

11 AM

  • Bach: Goldberg Variations: through Var. 7; Var. 26 to end. Simone Dinnerstein. Telarc 80692.
  • Faure: Berceuse, Op. 16. James Galway, London Mozart Players. RCA 63725.
  • Herold: Zampa, Overture. New York Phil, Bernstein. CBS 37240.
  • Sarasate: Mosaic from Zampa. Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla. Naxos 8.570192.
12 N
  • Strauss: Don Juan. Cleveland Orch, Szell. Sony 63123.
  • Sibelius: Musette. Rachel Barton Pine, Matthew Hagle. Cedille 097.
  • Tchaikovsky: "Little Russian" Symphony (Symphony No. 2). Bournemouth Sym, Litton. Virgin 91119.
1 PM
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in D for the left hand. Krystian Zimerman, London Sym, Boulez. DG 289 449 213.
  • Gilbert: Marionettes (Scherzo). Rachel Barton Pine, Matthew Hagle. Cedille 097.
  • Mozart: "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat for piano, clarinet and viola. Atlanta Chamber Players. MSR 1190.