Playlists for May 2-12

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Midday Music playlists for May 2-12, follow, in reverse order. Throughout the drive I also sprinkled in excerpts from CDs available as thank-you gifts - Carnival of the Animals, The A to Z of Classical Music, Menus and Music. I omit those here. Please write if you've got questions about something you heard:

Monday, May 12 (the final push!)

  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 5: Mvt 3. Czech Phil, Belohlavek. Brilliant 93635.
  • Tower: Made in America. Nashville Sym, Slatkin. Naxos 8.559238.
  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2. Boston Baroque, Krueger, Pearlman.
  • Villa-Lobos/Assad: A Lenda do Caboclo. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Telarc 80686.
  • Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in A minor; Prelude in G minor. Denis Matsuev. RCA 88697 155912.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral": Finale, "Ode to Joy." Minnesota Orch and Chorale, soloists, Vanska. BIS 1616.
  • Ewazen: Concerto for Violin and Strings: Finale. Adele Anthony, International Sejong Soloists. Albany 577.
  • Goldberg: Sonata in B-flat for Two Violins and Continuo. Musica Alta Ripa.
  • Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole. Yuli Turovsky, I Musici of Montreal. Analekta 9897.

Friday, May 9 (Sarah Zaslaw and Eric Nauert co-hosting)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets in C, RV 537. Touvron, Boisson, I Solisti Veneti, Scimone. Erato 88009.
  • Purcell: Fantasia No. 8 in D minor. Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. L'Oiseau-Lyre 421 130.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Boston Baroque, Pearlman. Telarc 80354.
  • Bach: Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537. Los Angeles Phil, Salonen. Sony 89012.
  • Dvorak: Gypsy Songs: Songs my mother taught me, Op. 55/4. Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Sanders. EMI 56602.
  • Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses, etc. Los Angeles Master Chorale, Salamunovich, Lauridsen. RCM 19705.
  • Mahler: Adagietto. Smithsonian Chamber Players. Harmonia Mundi 68859.
  • Strauss: Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils. Minnesota Orch, Oue. Reference 71.
  • Piazzolla: Leonora's Song. Astor Piazzolla. Nonesuch 79515.
  • Piazzolla: L'Histoire du Tango. Hoeppner, Gauk. Marquis 177.
  • Hersch: Tango Bittersweet. Friedlander, Hersch. Catalyst 61979.

Thursday, May 8
  • Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus. Augusta Choral Society, Stokes.
  • Ravel: Tzigane. Sarah Chang, Berlin Phil, Domingo. EMI 575220.
  • Mancini, F.: Sonata No. 11. Rubato Appassionato. MA Recordings M075A.
  • Jarnefeldt: Praeludium. Minnesota Orch, Oue. Reference 92.
  • Chopin: Ballade No. 4. Ingrid Fliter. EMI 148992.
  • Sibelius: Finlandia. Philadelphia Orch, Ormandy.
  • Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor: Finale. Michiko Otaki, Pilsen Phil, Malat. TNC 1509.
  • Bach, J.C.: Amadis des Gaules, Overture. Hanover Band, Halstead. CPO 999 963.
  • Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel. Telarc 80600.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79. John O'Conor. Telarc 80293.
  • Balakirev: Symphonic Poem "In Bohemia." BBC Phil, Sinaisky. Chandos 9667.

Wednesday, May 7 (Brahms' and Tchaikovsky's birthdays)
  • Adelburg: On the Banks of the Bosphorus: Meditations and Reveries. Prague Sym, Araci. Brilliant 93613.
  • Koehne: Elevator Music. Sydney Sym, Yuasa. Naxos 8.555847.
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture. Berlin Phil, Abbado. DG 423 617.
  • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante. Gabriela Diaz, Roberto Diaz, Columbus Sym, George Del Gobbo.
  • Tallis: Why fum'th in fight. Atlanta Sym Chamber Chorus, Mackenzie. Telarc 80676.
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Atlanta Sym Orch, Spano. Telarc 80676.
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave. Israel Phil Orch, Mehta. Teldec.

Tuesday, May 6 (Georgia connections)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3: Mvt 3. Columbus Sym Orch, George del Gobbo (in concert).
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3: Mvt 4. London Phil, Alsop. Naxos 8.557430.
  • Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata: Mvt 1. Malgorzata Staszewska, Anna Ho (in recital).
  • Kreisler: Caprice Viennois; La Chasse. Robert McDuffie, Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel. Telarc 80402.
  • Bantock: Pagan Symphony: second half. Royal Phil, Handley. Hyperion 66630.
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Boston Pops (plus cannons and bells), Lockhart. BMG RCA 09026 63516.
  • Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite: Troika. Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi. Telarc 80683.
  • Rossini: L'Italiana in Algieri, Overture. Augusta Sym Orch, Giuliani (in concert).
  • Hooker: Sinai Symphony: Mvts 1-3. LaGrange Sym Orch, Cobos (in concert).
  • Zohn: Variations on Three Appalachian Themes: On the Banks of That Lonely River. Andrew Zohn.

Monday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo)
  • Moncayo: Huapango. State of Mexico Sym, Batiz. Brilliant 8771.
  • Bertali: Chaconne. Holloway, Assenbaum, Mortensen. ECM 1668.
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 31, "Paris." Freiburg Baroque Orch, von der Goltz. Harmonia Mundi 901897.
  • Ponce: Concierto del Sur: Finale. Alfonso Moreno, Mexico State Sym, Batiz. Brilliant 8771.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. Marc-Andre Hamelin. Hyperion 66874.
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Three Dances. Janacek Phil, Kuchar. Brilliant 93634.
  • Dimas: Sones de Mariachi. Mexico City Phil, Batiz. Brilliant 8771.
  • Chavez: Chapultepec "Republican Overture." Royal Phil, Batiz. Brilliant 8771.
  • Handel: Harp Concerto in B-flat. Andrew-Lawrence King, Taverner Players, Parrott. Virgin 0946 391340.
  • Holst: The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity. Berlin Phil, Rattle. EMI 69690.

Friday, May 2
  • Heinechen: Sonata a due in C minor for oboe, bassoon and continuo. Epoca Barocca. CPO 777 115.
  • Janacek: Sinfonietta. Berlin Phil, Abbado. DG 427 313.
  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals. Scottish National Orch, Gibson. EMI/Holt book.
  • Koehne: Powerhouse. Sydney Sym, Yuasa. Naxos 8.555847.
  • Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 108. Carolyn Sampson, King's Consort, King. Hyperion 67560.