Midday Music Thursday 11/06/08

Many tie-ins to Georgia concerts lurk among the pieces and players on today's Midday Music playlist. So much going on! This weekend our state boasts performances by the Columbus, Albany, Augusta and Atlanta symphonies - as well as by violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Claude Frank, the Tetzlaff Quartet, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and Antoni Wit with the Warsaw Philharmonic.

In the noon hour I speak with conductors George Del Gobbo of the Columbus Symphony and Claire Fox Hillard of the Albany Symphony. Intrigued about the other concerts too? Then hie thee unto the weekly Classical Concerts posting below and forsooth, there shalt thou find links.

11 AM

  • Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Op. 3/10. Cologne Chamber Orch, Muller-Bruhl. Naxos 8.554606.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major. Martha Argerich, Royal Concertgebouw, wallberg. EMI 56974.
  • Dvorak: Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra. Pamela Frank, Czech Phil, Mackerras. London 289 460 316.
12 N
  • Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires: Autumn (Otono Porteno). Katona Twins. Channel 19804.
  • Ravel: Bolero. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel. Telarc 80703.
  • Adams: Nixon in China: The Chairman Dances. Baltimore Sym, Zinman. Argo 444 454.
  • Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella. Warsaw Phil, Wit. Naxos 8.557981.
  • Ewazen: Trombone Concerto. Doug Farwell, Albany (Ga.) Sym, Hillard. Concert, October 2005.
1 PM
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major. Joshua Bell, Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi. London 444 811.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A major: Finale. Christian Tetzlaff, Czech Phil, Pesek. Virgin 391346.