For Valentine's Day, GPB sets the mood with tuneful, dreamy and passionate music. Off the air, the Columbus and Albany symphonies play lovey-dovey concerts tonight, and there are lots more (sober, clear-headed) concerts of all sorts across Georgia in coming days - read all about it!
A note on Midday Music-al chairs: Alan Cooke in Augusta hosts Friday requests as usual. Then our man in Savannah, Eric Nauert of WSVH, hosts the show February 18-20. (Alan's playlists live here; WSVH's are here.) I'll be back next Thursday. Happy chocolate till then!
- Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango: Cafe 1930. Yo-Yo Ma, Nestor Marconi. .Sony 63122.
- Gounod: Romeo and Juliet: Juliet's Slumber. Minnesota Orch, Oue. Reference 99.
- Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 18. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos 9151.
- Debussy: Reverie. Minnesota Orch, Oue. Reference 99.
- Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. London Sym, Thomas. Sony 48231.
- Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Hilary Hahn, Saint Paul Chamber Orch, Wolff. Sony 89029.
- Liszt: Transcendental Etudes Nos. 11 (Harmonies du Soir) and 12 (Chasse-neige). Claudio Arrau, piano. PentaTone 5186 171.
- Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3. Sarah Chang, Berlin Phil, Domingo. EMI 57220.
- Taneyev: Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Novosibirsk Academic Sym, Sanderling. Naxos 8.570336.