Playlist for Monday, May 26

Special note of a new Americana release we're sampling, from Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Honor: Portraits of America. Proceeds benefit a Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester, New York.

Memorial Day has such a split identity, doesn't it: it's a time to remember and reflect and even mourn, on the one hand, and on the other a traditional time for picnics and road trips and summertime fun. Hopefully this music, and your day as well, will sound both those solemn and festive tones. Wishing you well.

11 AM

  • Bagley: National Emblem March. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2008.
  • Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan. Cincinnati Sym, Lopez-Cobos. Telarc 80503.
  • Schumann: Waldszenen (Forest Scenes). Andreas Haefliger. Sony 48036.
  • Tyzik: Pleasant Valley Suite.
12 N
  • Gottschalk: The Banjo. Cecile Licad. Naxos 8.559145.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A major, "Fire." English Concert, Pinnock. Archiv 427 661.
  • Fantasy on American Themes. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2008.
  • Price, Eric: Suite for Strings and Guitar: Finale. Oxana Gormostin, Kiev Phil, Winstin. ERM.
  • Bernstein: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes. New York Phil, Bernstein. Sony 47154.
  • Armed Forces Song Medley. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2008.
1 PM
  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man. Canadian Brass. Opening Day 7347.
  • Tyzik: Bravo! Colorado. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2008.
  • Fasch: Bassoon Sonata in C major. Epoca Barocca. CPO 777 204.
  • Tarrega: Variations on "The Carnival of Venice." Xuefei Yang. EMI 06322.
  • Sousa: The Stars and Strips Forever. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2008.