Midday Music Wednesday 10/08/08

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins this evening. On Midday Music we hear Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, based on the Aramaic prayer that opens the evening service; Matthew Fields' Call of the Shofar for trombone quartet; a demonstration of a real shofar (ram's horn); Osvaldo Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; the "Confession" section of Ernest Bloch's Baal Shem Suite; and a maybe, possibly, conceivably Kol-Nidre-related bit of a Beethoven string quartet.

Thursday's Midday Music comes from WSVH Savannah; playlists here. Friday is requests with Alan Cooke; playlists here. See you next week. -Sarah

11 AM

  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave. Russian National Orch, Pletnev. DG 477 053.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams." Bournemouth Sym, Litton. Virgin 91119.
12 N
  • Bruch: Kol Nidrei. Janos Starker, London Sym, Dorati. Mercury 432 001.
  • Fields: Call of the Shofar. Glendening, Stupakiewicz, Silvey, Reardon. MMC 2087.
  • Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Intermezzo. Berlin Phil, Karajan. DG 419 257.
  • Gliere: Horn Concerto. Richard Watkins, BBC Phil, Downes. Chandos 9379.
1 PM
  • Bloch: Baal Shem Suite: Vidui (Confession). Sergiu Schwartz, Tao Lin. Romeo 7246.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 131, mvts. 6-7. Cleveland Quartet. Telarc 80425.
  • Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Todd Palmer, St. Lawrence String Quartet. EMI 57356.