Midday Music Monday 10/06/08

Launching this week on Midday Music are a pair of renowned violinists who teach at universities here in Georgia. Both of these artists perform worldwide, but this week both happen to be soloing locally in Romantic violin concertos:

  • Sergiu Schwartz of Columbus State's Schwob School of Music plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto tomorrow, Tuesday the 7th, with the LaGrange Symphony. (On GPB we hear him in a Saint-Saens sonata.)
  • And Robert McDuffie of Macon and Mercer University soloes in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto October 9-11 with the Atlanta Symphony. (On Midday Music he plays Bruch.)
The Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius highlights the noon hour. That's a piece the Augusta Symphony performs Saturday. Conducting will be the first of four potential music directors the Augustans are trying out this season. She's Susan Haig, associate conductor of the Florida Orchestra.

11 AM
  • Saint-Saens: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor. Sergiu Schwartz, Alec Chien. Romeo 7263.
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Robert McDuffie, Scottish Chamber Orch, Swensen. Telarc 80507.
12 N
  • Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio, Overture. Lausanne Chamber Orch, Menuhin. Virgin 363284.
  • Debussy: The Girl with Flaxen Hair. Sergiu Schwartz, Alec Chien. Rome 7263.
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2. Iceland Sym Orch, Sakari. Naxos 8.505179.
1 PM
  • Bach, C.P.E.: Trio Sonata in D major, Wq 151. Les Amis de Philippe. CPO 999 495.
  • Ries: Symphony No. 7 in A minor. Zurich Chamber Orch, Griffiths. CPO 999 904.