Wednesday, January 30

In addition to hearing the recommended daily allowance of good music, we hear about three imminent events in classical Georgia. GPB's Devin Dwyer and Atlanta Opera general manager Dennis Hanthorn introduce us to Cold Sassy Tree, an opera set in a town modeled after what is now Commerce, Georgia. Donald Portnoy talks about conducting Beethoven's Ninth with the Augusta Symphony and a whole lotta singers. And Patricio Cobos, music director of the LaGrange Symphony, goes all-American with an upcoming program featuring native daughter Emily Landa, mezzo-soprano, and music by Atlanta composer and Moultrie native Douglas Hooker. Tomorrow I'll speak with Doug himself. Check out his bio and you'll be amazed he has found any time for music at all.

Details about these performances and many others are below, in this post.

11 AM

  • Elgar: Violin Concerto. James Ehnes, Philharmonia Orch, Davis. Onyx 4025.
  • Dvorak: Waldesruhe. Timothy Walden, Royal Liverpool Orch, Libor Pesek.
12 N
  • Gould: American Salute, arr. Lang. Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Sym, Corporon. Klavier 11060.
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, ed. Stokowski. Bournemouth Sym, Serebrier. Naxos 8.570293.
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1/3. Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec, Jean-Guihen Queyras. Harmonia Mundi 901955.
  • Sierra: "La Salsa" (Sinfonia No. 3): Joglorio. Frost Sym, Sleeper. Albany 942.
1 PM
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Prelude. New Jersey Sym, Macal. Delos 3217.
  • Purcell: Sonatas of Three Parts: Sonata No. 5. Beznosiuk, Podger, Coin, Hogwood. L'Oiseau-Lyre 444 449.
  • Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9. Yundi Li. DG 6090.