Playlist for Monday, April 14

On Tuesday the 15th, Patricio Cobos leads the LaGrange Symphony in a performance of the Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. After we listen to Brahms' Second on Midday Music, Patricio Cobos recalls his mind-blowing first encounter with the piece as a teenager in Santiago, Chile, watching Leonard Bernstein conduct the New York Philharmonic in a basketball stadium. (Pictured: me and Patricio Cobos at an orchestra event last week in LaGrange.)

11 AM

  • Boyce: Symphony No. 5. Aradia Ensemble, Mallon. Naxos 8.557278.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2. Scottish Chamber Orch, Mackerras. Telarc 80450.
12 N
  • Vargas & Fuentes: Las Alazanas. Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Caracas. Cacao 008.
  • Bonis: Piano Quartet No. 1. Mozart Piano Quartet. MDG 643 1424.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465, "Dissonant." Prazak Quartet. Praga 250 242.
1 PM
  • Smetana: Furiant from The Bartered Bride. Janacek Phil, Kuchar. Brilliant 93634.
  • Britten: Simple Symphony. Norwegian Chamber Orch, Brown. Virgin 45121.
  • Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4. Leif Ove Andsnes. Virgin 365466.