Midday Music Monday 12/22/08

Happy Solstice! Happy Chanukah or Hanukkah or whatever spelling you prefer! And the countdown to Christmas continues.

11 AM

  • Handel: Judas Maccabeus: See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes; March; Sing unto God. Academy and Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marriner. Philips 412 733.
  • Beethoven: Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel's Judas Maccabeus for cello and piano. Anne Gastinel, Francois-Frederic Guy. Naive 4995.
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: End of Act 1. Boston Sym, Ozawa. DG 435 619.
  • Tyzik: Chanukah Suite. Rochester Phil, Tyzik. RPO 2005.
12 N
  • Vivaldi: Gloria. English Concert, English Concert Choir, Pinnock. Archiv 423 386.
  • Corelli: Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6/8). Collegium Musicum 90, Standage. Chandos 0754X.
  • Selections from Yo-Yo Ma and friends' Songs of Joy and Peace: The Wassail Song/All Through the Night (Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile); A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel (Natalie McMaster); Improvisation on "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Paquito D'Rivera, Alon Yavnai).
1 PM
  • Rouse: Karolju. BBC Sym Orch, Philharmonia Chorus, Zinman. RCA 11561.
  • Celtic Christmas carols. O'Reilly Consort. Intersound 1803.
  • Merenda: Darkest Days, Brightest Nights. Ungar: Lights of Chanukah. Jay Ungar, Ruth Ungar Merenda, Molly Mason and friends. Fiddle & Dance Records 104.