Tuesday, January 29

On Midday Music, today's selections almost all come to you from new (*NEW!*) recordings. Among the more picante novelties are a taste of Roberto Sierra's 2003 sinfonia "La Salsa," evoking dance music of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and a couple of Brazil-flavored, multi-guitar offerings from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Assad Brothers. For details on concerts I mentioned on air, and others I haven't yet, please see the list posted below.

11 AM . . . . .

  • Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture. London Classical Players, Norrington. EMI 49889.
  • Mozart: "Hunt" Quartet (in B-flat, K. 458). Prazak Quartet. Praga 250 242.
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet. Budapest Festival Orch, Fsicher. Channel 21704.
12 N . . . Sinfonias . . . Brazil
  • Sierra, R.: "La Salsa" (Sinfonia No. 3): Tumbao. Frost Sym, Sleeper. Albany 942.
  • Shostakovich: Three Violin Duets with Piano Accompaniment. Angela and Jennifer Chun, Nelson Padgett. Harmonia Mundi 907444.
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. St. Petersburg Phil, Temirkanov. Warner 62050.
  • Bellinati: Carlo's Dance. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Katisse Buckingham. Telarc 80686.
1 PM . . . . .
  • Milhaud: Scaramouche: Brazileira and Vif. Sergio and Odair Assad. Nonesuch 278140.
  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120/1. Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu. Harmonia Mundi 907430.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 6/7. Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman. Telarc 80688.
  • Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Passepied. Sergio and Odair Assad. Nonesuch 278140.