Wednesday, January 9

Behold, Georgia concerts with ties to today's Midday Music playlist!

  • Chinese-born Juilliard pianist Di Wu gives a recital at Warner Robins' First United Methodist Church Sunday at 3:00, presented by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association.
  • Twenty-year-old harpist Emmanuel Ceysson from France performs in Athens. His Friday program includes the Tournier Sonatine we hear at 1:00.
  • Augusta Symphony and "diva on the rise" Leah Partridge team up Saturday. Music director Donald Portnoy describes the program in our noon hour.
  • The Columbus Symphony consorts with Symphonic Scoundrels Saturday. Among the rogues in their gallery: the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
  • The Atlanta Symphony and Donald Runnicles do Berlioz's trippy Symphonie Fantastique Thursday through Saturday in Atlanta and Sunday in Athens. That piece occupies the first hour of Midday Music, in the fantastique recording pictured below.

11 AM
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. San Francisco Sym, Tilson Thomas. RCA 60859.
12 N
  • Gounod: Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre. Joan Sutherland. London box 414 450.
  • Bellini: Norma: Casta Diva. Zuckerman, Vogel, Helmrich. Delos 3209.
  • Gounod: Symphony No. 1 in D. Sinfonia Finlandi Jyvaskyla, Gallois. Naxos 8.557463.
  • Gounod: Funeral March for a Marionette. Israel Flute Ensemble. Centaur 2748.
  • Bax: Burlesque; Nereid; In a Vodka Shop. Ashley Wass. Naxos 8.557439.
1 PM
  • Tournier: Sonatine for harp, mvt 1. Erica Goodman, harp. BIS 319.
  • Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice. St. Petersburg Phil, Temirkanov. EMI 11282.
  • Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major. Gautier Capucon, Gabriela Montero. EMI 89241