Midday Music, Thursday 3/12/09

Please join GPB tonight in Columbus, 7:30 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, for what promises to be a fabulous concert by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on their first U.S. tour together with music director Nikolai Alexeev and magnetic young Van Cliburn silver medalist Joyce Yang. The program includes music of Arvo Pärt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jean Sibelius. It's copresented by GPB and I'll be there; hope you will be too. In preparation, Midday Music features the Estonian National Symphony and music of Estonian composers Arvo Pärt and Eduard Tubin.

11 AM

  • Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien. Royal Phil, Gatti. Harmonia Mundi 907393.
  • Tubin: Symphony No. 4, "Lyrical." Estonian National Sym, Volmer. Alba 155.
  • Pärt: Summa. I Fiamminghi, Werthen. Telarc 80387.
12 N
  • Strauss: Serenade for Winds in E-flat, Op. 7. Minnesota Orch, de Waart. Virgin 91102.
  • Satie: Gymnopedie No. 3. Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Decca 470 290.
  • Pärt: Cecilia, Vergine Romana. Estonian Phil Chamber Choir, Estonian National Sym, Kaljuste. ECM 2050.
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring. Nashville Chamber Orch, Gambill. Naxos 559069.
1 PM
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in C for three violins, oboe, etc., RV 555. Europa Galante, Biondi. Virgin 45527.
  • Röntgen: Theme with Variations for piano four hands, Op. 17.
  • Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299. Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Berlin Phil, Abbado. EMI 57128.