Quotation of the day: "One man's vermin is another's prize gerbil." - Violinist Andrew Manze, on personal taste in ornamenting and embellishing Corelli's music.
On another note, please tune in TONIGHT (9-11 p.m.) and again Sunday (10 p.m.-midnight) for a special GPB broadcast! It's the Estonian National Symphony and Van Cliburn medalist Joyce Yang, recorded live in concert in Columbus, Georgia.
The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts and GPB presented these artists March 12, 2009, playing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, Sibelius's Second Symphony and Summa by Estonia's own Arvo Pärt, and I was honored to introduce the orchestra from the stage. Now we're thrilled to bring you Joyce Yang and the Estonians tonight, only on GPB!
- Corelli: Violin Sonata in D minor, "La Follia," Op. 5/12. Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr. Harmonia Mundi 907298.99.
- Strauss: Aus Italien (From Italy). Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 10218.
- Part: Da pacem Domine (2004). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Hillier.
- Infante: Danzas Andaluzas. Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo. EMI 58472.
- Fasch: Overture (Suite) in G major. La Stravaganza Cologne. CPO 777 015.