Tuesday, February 5

Highlighting the noon hour of Midday Music are three sets of performers about to grace Georgia venues: the touring Imani Wind Quintet (right), German pianist Christian Zacharias (left) and Polish-born Georgia violinist Malgorzata Staszewska (below). For details on their exciting concerts and many others coming up this weekend, see Select Concerts below. We also hear the world premiere recording of a violin concerto by Portuguese composer Armando Jose Fernandes, and Grammy-nominated Beethoven from Garrick Ohlsson.

11 AM

  • Sibelius: Scenes Historiques I, Op. 25. New Zealand Sym, Inkinen. Naxos 8.570068.
  • Fernandes: Violin Concerto in E major (1948). Alexandre da Costa, Extremadura Sym, Amigo. Atma 2578.
  • Falla: Asturiana. Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin. ECM 1975.
12 N
  • Creston: Dance Overture. Albany (NY) Sym, Miller. Albnay 441.
  • Coleman: Umoja; Traditional/Coleman: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit. Imani Wind Quintet. Imani 6227.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F, K. 413. Christian Zacharias, Lausanne Chamber Orch. MDG 340 1298.
  • Bach: Chaconne from Solo Violin Partita No. 2. Malgorzata Staszewska. Not commercially available.
1 PM
  • Barber: Agnus Dei (based on Adagio for Strings). Choir of Ormond College Melbourne, Lawrence. Naxos 8.559053.
  • Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances. Daniel Hope, Sebastian Knauer. Warner 61329.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2/3. Garrick Ohlsson. Bridge 9207.