Midday Music playlist for Tuesday, September 9

Today's musical newcomer is William Perry's Jamestown Concerto from 2006, written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English colony in Virginia. The solo cello acts as the narrator, introducing each section of the story (London 1606 - The Virginia Company; Settlements Along the River; The Long Winters; Pocahontas in London; and Jamestown - Four Hundred Years On). William Perry has had a long and successful career writing music for films and television, and you get some of that cinematic feeling from this concerto.

For details on live classical music around Georgia this week - orchestral concerts in Columbus, Valdosta and Kennesaw and the Eroica Trio's appearances in Dahlonega, Lookout Mountain and Columbus - please see Monday's post.

11 AM

  • Beethoven: Oboe Concerto: Largo (reconstr. ). Bart Schneeman, Radio Chamber Orch Netherlands, de Vriend. Channel 21404.
  • Wagner: Rienzi Overture. Berlin Phil, Tennstedt. EMI 86248.
  • Gershwin: Cuban Overture, arr. piano duo. Piano Duo Genova and Dimitrov. CPO 777 039.
  • Mozart: "Haffner" Symphony (No. 35 in D). English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Philips 422 419.
12 N
  • Milhaud: Scaramouche. Theodore Kerkezos, Philharmonia Orch, Brabbins. Naxos 8.557063.
  • Perry: Jamestown Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. Yehuda Hanani, RTE National Sym, Eddins. Naxos 9.559344.
  • Quantz: Trio Sonata in C minor, on flute, oboe and guitar. Kuskin, Bender, Kessler. Boston Skyline 110.
  • Prokofiev: Fountain Scene and Polonaise from Boris Godunov. Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 10484 X.
1 PM
  • Victoria: Vexilla Regis. The Sixteen, Christophers. Coro 16021.
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello. Eroica Trio, Prague Chamber Orch. Angel/EMI 62655.