The Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, the Jupiter String Quartet and the Czech Trio all perform in Georgia this week, and we hear them all on GPB's Midday Music.
Another highlight of today's show is Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - played on the very Stradivarius instrument that almost premiered the piece in the first place. Back in the 1870s, this violin belonged to the great Leopold Auer, whom Tchaikovsky had in mind for the first performance of his new concerto. But when Auer took a look at the piece, he deemed it unplayable and passed. Vadim Gluzman, however, can handle the piece, and handles Leopold Auer's 1690 Strad as well, in this fantastic new recording. Note: Vadim Gluzman appears April 25 with the Augusta Symphony! ... And we've got the latest Bach from pianist Murray Perahia: Bach.
- Moeran: Sinfonietta: finale. Bournemouth Sym, Litton. Naxos 8.555837.
- Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Vadim Gluzman, Bergen Phil, Litton. BIS 1432.
- Suk: Elegie, under the impression of Zeyer's Vysehrad. Czech Trio. Arco Diva 810723.
- Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major: Allegretto. Jupiter String Quartet. Marquis 81371.
- Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in F, RV 574. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin. harmonia Mundi 901975.
- Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 3 in A minor. Murray Perahia, piano. Sony/RCA 22697.
- Piazzolla: Ave Maria (Tanti Anni Prima). Quartetto Gelato. Linus 70068.
- Siegmeister: Clarinet Concerto. Robert Alemany,
- Dvorak: Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65. Czech Trio. Arco Diva 810723.
- Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for two cellos, RV 531. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin. Garmonia Mundi 901975.