Midday Music Wednesday 9/17/08

Georgia connections: Violinist Sergiu Schwartz, who soars through Strauss in our first hour, teaches at Columbus State University (and will be featured in concerto appearances in Columbus and LaGrange later this season). The prizewinning young Daedalus Quartet opens Spivey Hall's concert season Saturday; we hear their recording of Ravel in the noon hour. And Dvorak's New World Symphony, featured after the one o'clock news, is the headline work on the Macon Symphony's upcoming concert. Here is this week's concert info, including links to festivals revving up in Augusta.

11 AM

  • Satie/Debussy: Gymnopedie No. 1. Royal Phil, Entremont. Sony 47278.
  • Lawes: Consort Set in G minor. Maxine Eilander, Les Voix Humaines. Atma 2372.
  • Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18. Sergiu Schwartz, Alec Chien. Romeo 7263.
12 N
  • Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture. New Philharmonia Orch, Atzmon. EMI 81788.
  • Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 19/2. Bertrand Chamayou. Naive 5131.
  • Rachmaninoff: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), beginning. Academy of Choral Art Moscow, Popov. Delos 3388.
  • Ravel: String Quartet in F major. Daedalus Quartet. Bridge 9202.
  • Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Nos. 6, 8, 12. Prague Phil Choir, Brych. Praga 250 176.
1 PM
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." Oslo Phil, Jansons. Brilliant 93635.
  • Telemann: Solo No. 11 in E minor, TWV 41:e6. Paul Goodwin et al. Harmonia Mundi 907152.