Midday Music Thursday 10/16/08


Before today's playlist, I'd like to ask you a favor. Just take a moment and calculate something:

How many hours a week you spend with GPB Radio? Or, to take the long view, how many hours do you spend with GPB each year? Got a number? Please keep it in mind over the coming week as you consider your chance to contribute to GPB. How much is something worth that's worth so much of your time?

Listeners cover the costs of providing you with Midday Music, Performance Today, The ASO on GPB, and all our other news, talk and entertainment programming. Whatever your circumstances this year, please consider the maximum you're able to give, and then do your part during GPB's fall fund drive. Your membership matters.

Housekeeping: No Midday Music Requests the next couple of Fridays. Likely no online playlists during the drive either. As always, I'll endeavor to catch up afterwards, when things calm down. Looking forward to hearing from you in the meantime!



P.S. Join me tonight (Thursday) at 9:00 for GPB's exclusive broadcast of the great Cleveland Orchestra playing Ravel, Sierra and Mussorgsky - recorded in concert in March in Columbus, Georgia!

11 AM

  • Gershwin/Bunch: Porgy and Bess Fantasy. Eroica Trio. EMI 07351.
  • Strauss: Festive Prelude for organ and orchestra. Michael Chertock, Cincinnati Sym, Lopez-Cobos. Telarc 80371.
  • Kuula: South Ostrobothnian Dances. Finnish Radio Sym, Tikka. YLE 9505.
  • Giuliani: Serenade for flute and guitar, Op. 127. Laurel Zucker, Richard Savino. Cantilena 66012.
12 N
  • Anonymous (French Renaissance): Bransles de village. Piffaro. Archiv 447107.
  • Beriot: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor. Philippe Quint, Slovak Radio, Trevor. Naxos 8.570360.
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor. Lang Lang. Telarc 80524.
1 PM
  • Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 in G minor. Royal Stockholm Phil, Jarvi. Virgin 45244.