Wednesday, September 30

We wake up for National Coffee Day with Bach's Coffee Cantata, in which a father, one Mr. Schlendrian, exhorts his daughter Lieschen to give up her beloved three-cup-a-day habit. She will hear none of it. Finally, he offers to provide a husband in exchange for her quitting coffee cold turkey. She accepts. However, the narrator informs us, the clever Lieschen will arrange to have her hubby and her cuppa joe too. (Complete translation here.)

Also on GPB: tie-ins to Georgia performances by the Valdosta Symphony (performing Grieg's Piano Concerto Saturday with soloist Robert Henry), the Atlanta Opera (presenting The Elixir of Love October 3, 6, 9 and 11), pianist Dejan Lazic (premiering his new Brahms arrangement October 1-3) and the Canadian Brass (at Emory University Thursday).

11 AM
  • Bach: Coffee Cantata (Cantata No. 211, "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht." Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Rogers Covey-Crump, Academy of Ancient Music, Hogwood. L'Oiseau-Lyre 417 621.
  • Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118. Dejan Lazic. Channel 27609.
  • Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amor (The Elixir of Love): Un furtiva lagrima (A furtive tear), arr. violin, bassoon and orchestra. Joshua Bell, Orch of St. Luke's, Michael Stern. Sony 97779.
12 N
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor. Love Derwinger, Norrkoping Sym, Hirokami. BIS 619.
  • Mozart/Allen: Queen of the Night's aria, arr. piccolo trumpet and brass. Ryan Anthony, Canadian Brass. Opening Day 7347.
  • Mouton: James, James, James. Gilbert: James, James, James Plus. Piffaro. Dorian 90301.
  • Montsalvatge: Concierto Breve for piano and orchestra: mvts 2-3. Alicia de Larrocha, Royal Phil, Fruhbeck de Burgos. Decca 289 467 687.
1 PM
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 51. Vermeer Quartet. Teldec 8.43105.
  • Telemann: Oboe Concerto in D minor, TWV 51:d2. Albrecht Mayer, Berlin Baroque Soloists, Kussmaul. DG 5761.

Tuesday, September 29

Thanks to my colleagues at WSVH for holding down the Midday Music fort Monday (playlist). On to today! Artists coming through Georgia this week include the Canadian Brass, who appear Thursday, October 1 at Emory University's Schwartz Center in Atlanta, and pianist Dejan Lazic, who performs his own arrangement of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony, also in Atlanta. We'll hear from both. And the show ends with the late, great Alicia de Larrocha playing music of Spain. She passed away Friday at age 86.

11 AM
  • Handel/Allen: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Canadian Brass, Moody. Opening Day 7347.
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy (1937). Dallas Wind Sym, Junkin. Reference 117.
  • Glazunov: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 55. Royal Scottish National Orch, Serebrier. Warner 2564 61434.
12 N
  • Sarasate: Song of the Nightingale. Adele Anthony, Akira Eguchi. Canary 07.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K. 499. Alban Berg Quartet. Teldec 9031-72480.
  • Mozart/Watkin: Ave Verum Corpus. Bernard Scully, Canadian Brass. Opening Day 7347,
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (1965). New York Phil, Camerata Singers, Bernstein. Sony 90582.
1 PM
  • Gabrieli/Frackenpohl: Jubilate Deo. Canadian Brass, Moody. Opening Day 7347.
  • Dvorak: My Home, Concert Overture. Czech Phil Orch, Pesek. Virgin 45127.
  • Schumann: Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82. Dejan Lazic. Channel 27609.
  • Granados: Danzas Espanolas Nos. 5 and 7. Alicia de Larrocha. London 289 467 687.

Thursday, September 24

Two musicians on GPB's Midday Music are in Georgia to perform this weekend: Garrick Ohlsson, who appears with the Atlanta Symphony in Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto starting Thursday, and Adele Anthony, who plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on Saturday.

On Midday Music we also hear some of the juicy repertoire coming up in concert: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet (New York Soloists in Augusta), Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla Overture and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony (Albany Symphony in Albany), and the aforementioned Sibelius concerto. And introducing a couple of those pieces will be Claire Fox Hillard and George Del Gobbo, conductors respectively of the Albany and Columbus symphonies.

For concert details please see our September calendar.

Friday at 11 tune in again for Midday Music with Eric Nauert.

11 AM
  • Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor. David Schifrin, Emerson String Quartet. DG 289 459 641.
  • Scriabin: Eight Etudes, Op. 42: Nos. 4-8. Garrick Ohlsson. Bridge 9287.
  • Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla, Overture. Baltimore Sym Orch, Zinman. Telarc 80378.
12 N
  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: La Rejouissance. Boston Baroque, Pearlman. Telarc 80594.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor. Philadelphia Orch, Eschenbach. Ondine 1076.
1 PM
  • Sarasate: Navarra. Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony, Sym Orch of Castille y Leon. Canary 07.
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor. Ilya Gringolts, Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi. DG 2249.
  • Ewazen: Violin Concerto: Finale. Adele Anthony, Sejong. Albany 577.

Wednesday, September 23

Many thanks to Russell Wells in Savannah for hosting Tuesday's show (playlist). Flooding closed Atlanta schools and kept me home. Glad to be back as we start drying out.

The concert season is on! Attend live concerts and support the arts in your community! For details on events mentioned on GPB during today's Midday Music - the New York Soloists appearing in Augusta; the Albany Symphony playing Russian favorites; the Atlanta Symphony also opening with Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky; the Columbus Symphony offering Beethoven's "Pastorale" - just follow the links in the September calendar below.

11 AM
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8. Trio Wanderer. Harmonia Mundi 901915.16.
  • Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 211. La Serenissima, Chandler. Avie 2178.
  • Thomas/Sarasate: Gavotte from Mignon. Gil Shaham. Canary CC07.
12 N
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Stephen Hough, Dallas Sym, Litton. Hyperion 67501/2.
  • Paganini: Caprice No. 24 for solo violin. Thomas Zehetmair. ECM 2124.
  • Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007. Steven Isserlis. Hyperion 67541/2.
1 PM
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale." Tonhalle Orch Zurich, Zinman. Arte Nova 49695.
  • Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43. Adele Anthony, Akira Eguchi. Canary CC07.

Monday, September 21

11 AM

  • Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22/1. Rudens Turku, Oliver Schnyder. Avie 2166.
  • Beethoven: Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 16. Peter Donohoe, Netherlands Wind Ensemble. Chandos 9470.
  • Josquin Des Pres: Praeter rerum seriem. Tallis Scholars. Gimell 289 454 990.
  • Milhaud: La Creation du Monde (The Creation of the World). National Orch of Lille, Casadesus. Naxos 8.557287.
12 N
  • Rossini: Semiramide Overture. Montreal Sym, Dutoit. London 433 074.
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring. Nashville Sym, Gambill. Naxos 8.559069.
  • David: Trombone Concertino, Op. 4. Christian Lindberg, Bamberg Sym, Segerstam. BIS 378.
1 PM
  • Bozza: Andante and Scherzo. Saxology. ASV 2090.
  • Ireland: A Downland Suite (finale); Orchestral Poem. City of London Sinfonia, Hickox. Chandos 9376.
  • Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829. Murray Perahia. Sony 443612.

Thursday, September 17

A couple of late-breaking additions to this week's concert listings: free performances by international artists presented by two Georgia universities (Barry Snyder at Columbus State Sunday, September 20, and Venezuela Symphony concertmaster violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor at the University of West Georgia Monday, September 21), plus theLaGrange Symphony getting its season underway with Beethoven's Sixth and tenor arias and more, Tuesday, September 22. These have been added to Midday Music's September Calendar.

Tomorrow please join host Eric Nauert for the Friday edition of Midday Music. To all our Jewish listeners, happy new year. And now, today's playlist:

11 AM
  • Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39. Alexander Romanovsky. Decca 476 3334.
  • Telemann: Recorder Concerto in C major, TWV 51:C1. Maurice Steger, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, Mai. Harmonia Mundi 901917.
12 N
  • Dohnanyi: Concert Etude No. 1, Op. 28; Rhapsody in C major, Op. 11/3. Barry Snyder. Pro Arte 240.
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40. Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due. Naxos 8.557890.
  • Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, K. 447. Barry Tuckwell, English Chamber Orch. London 410 284.
  • Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 1, Op. 19. Martin Jones. Nimbus 5073.
1 PM
  • Assad, C.: Three Sketches. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Sergio & Odair Assad. NSS 07.
  • Rossini: String Sonata No. 1 in G major. Kremlin Chamber Orch, Rachlevsky. Claves 50-9222.
  • Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Chorale of St. Anthony), Op. 56a. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80349.
  • Hailstork: Eight Variations on "Shalom Chaverim." Andrey Kasparov. Albany 1112.

Wednesday, September 16

11 AM
  • Kreisler: La Gitana. Caroline Goulding, Christopher O'Riley. Telarc 80744.
  • Mendelssohn: "Italian" Symphony (No. 4 in A major). Berlin Phil, Levine. DG 427 670.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48/1. Angela Hewitt. Hyperion 67372.
  • Beethoven: Leonore, Overture No. 3. Chicago Sym Orch, Solti. London 430 400.
12 N
  • Orff: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna. Boston Pops Orch, Tanglewood Festival chorus, Williams. Sony 89434.
  • Orff: Carmina Burana: O Trutina. Joshua Bell, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Stern. Sony 97779.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271. Christian Zacharias, Lausanne Chamber Orch. MDG 1298.
  • Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus." Jacques Orch, Willcocks. EMI 64722.
  • Trabaci: Gagliarda Quarta, alla Spagnola. Andrew Lawrence-King. Hyperion 66229.
1 PM
  • Perez-Velazquez: Encantamiento. Pola Bytelman. Albany 1116.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C. Cincinnati Sym, Lopez-Cobos. Telarc 80224.
  • Fasch: Concerto in C minor for bassoon, two oboes and strings. Tafelmusik, Lamon. Analekta 9815.

Tuesday, September 15

For details on Georgia concerts mentioned on GPB's Midday Music please see the September calendar below! The three I mention today - the Rome Symphony season opener in Rome, a chamber music program in Augusta and the Manhattan String Quartet in Eatonton - all include works by Felix Mendelssohn, born 200 years ago, in 1809.

11 AM
  • Schubert: Rondo in A major for violin and orchestra, D. 438. Baiba Skride, CPE Bach Chamber Orch, Haenchen. Sony 97749.
  • Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in E minor, BWV 830. Murray Perahia. Sony 88697443612.
  • Korngold: Violanta, Op. 8: Prelude and Carnival Music. BBC Phil, Bamert. Chandos 10434.
12 N
  • Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes for cello and piano, Op. 17. Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha. Analekta 3166.
  • Delalande: Symphonies for the King's Suppers: Suite No. 12. La Simphonie du Marais, Reyne. Harmonia Mundi 901303.
  • Beethoven: "Harp" String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 74. Cleveland Quartet. Telarc 80351.
1 PM
  • Marcello: La Cetra: Concerto No. 1 in D major. Collegium Musicum 90, Standage. Chaconne 0744.
  • Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9. Choir of Magdalen College Oxford, English Sinfonia, Ives. Harmonia Mundi 807480.
  • Traditional Scottish: Skye Boat Song, arr. guitar. David Russell. Telarc 80492.

Monday, September 14

High notes from low strings: two cello pieces and one for double bass on GPB's Midday Music. Also, a new Rachmaninoff recording from the 24-year-old who has been dubbed the heir to the great Russian piano tradition, Alexander Romanovsky.

11 AM
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor, Variations on "La Follia." Boston Baroque, Pearlman. Telarc 80698.
  • Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli (La Folia), Op. 42. Alexander Romanovsky. Decca 476 3334.
  • Schumann: Cello Concerto, Op. 129. Yo-Yo Ma, Bavarian Radio Sym, Davis. CBS 44562.
12 N
  • Fernandez: Ratso Scherzo for piano and orchestra; Tone Poem for clarinet and strings. Alan Steinberger, Helen Goode, Royal Phil, Fernandez. Trone Music.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69. Zuill Bailey, Simone Dinnerstein. Telarc 8074
  • Bax: Tintagel. Halle Orchestra, Elder. Halle 7512.
1 PM
  • Telemann: Oboe D'Amore Concerto in A major, TWV A2. Thomas Stacy, Toronto Chamber Orch, Mallon. Naxos 8.57035.
  • Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and strings. Renie Yamahata, Prague Virtuosi, Briccetti. Discover 920281.
  • Meyer: Double Bass Concerto in D. Edgar Meyer, Saint Paul Chamber Orch, Wolff. Sony 60956.
  • Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute. Angela Jones. Discover 920281.

Friday, September 11

Eric Nauert hosts today's Midday Music on GPB (playlist).

Thursday, September 10

Paul Galbraith plays his unusual vertical, eight-stringed guitar tonight in Columbus's RiverCenter, presented by Columbus State University's Legacy Live series. On GPB we hear him (and it) in lute music by Bach. The Ocmulgee Symphony opens its season Saturday in Hawkinsville with a concert of Mozart, Glazunov and Copland. We hear the familiar Mozart from the program. And the Georgia Philharmonic visits the Rabun Music Festival in Rabun Gap on Sunday, playing Dvorak, Mozart, Strauss and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

For details on these events and others, see Midday Music's September Calendar below.

11 AM
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria. Gary Schocker, Jason Vieaux. Azica 71215.
  • Alwyn: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960). Peter Donohoe, Bournemouth Sym, Judd. Naxos 8.557590.
  • Bazzini: Three Pieces in Sonata Form for violin and piano, Op. 44. Chloe Hanslip, Caspar Frantz. Naxos 8.570800.
12 N
  • Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G major, K. 525. English Concert, Manze. Harmonia Mundi 907280.
  • Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47. Quartetto Gelato. Silva Screen 6033.
  • Bach: Lute Suite in C minor, BWV 997, transcr. B minor for eight-string guitar. Paul Galbraith. Delos 3258.
1 PM
  • Jarnefeldt: Shooting the Rapids. Finnish Radio Sym, Mansnerus. YLE 9701.
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101. Lanier Trio. Gasparo 327.
  • Purcell: Fantasias in Four Parts, Nos. 4-6; In Nomine in six parts. Hesperion XX, Savall. Alia Vox 9859.

Wednesday, September 9

Thanks to Russell Wells for hosting Tuesday's show. Note that when GPB's Midday Music is hosted by Russell or Eric from WSVH Savannah, the playlist is at rather than here.

Looking for live music in Georgia? Your choices this week include guitarist Paul Galbraith in Columbus, the Ocmulgee Symphony in Hawkinsville, an organ concert in Augusta, the Georgia Philharmonic in Rabun Gap, and a couple of acts in Waleska. Please see see Midday Music's new September Calendar below!

Questions or comments about Midday Music? Always feel free to email me at We love to hear from listeners! - Sarah

11 AM
  • Hensel (Fanny Mendelssohn): Songs without Words, Op. 8/1, 3-4. Sylviane Deferne. CBC 1122.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. Cypress String Quartet. Cypress.
  • Debussy: En Bateau. Yolanda Kondonassis. Telarc 80622.
12 N
  • Chavez: Xochipilli, An Imagined Aztec Music, for four wind instruments and percussion (1940). Southwest Chamber Music. Cambria 8852.
  • Traditional (Cape Breton): Hector the Hero, Hey, Johnny Cope!, Tullochgorum, Jean's Reel. Caroline Goulding, Janine Randal. Telarc 80744.
  • Leng, Alfonso: Doloras, poems for piano: No. 1, Quasi allegretto. Pola Baytelman. Albany 1116.
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major. Julia Fischer, Russian National Orch, Kreizberg. PentaTone 5186 095.
1 PM
  • Dukas: Villanelle for horn and piano. David Jolley, Samuel Sanders. Arabesque 6678.
  • Dukas: Symphony in C major. BBC Phil, Tortelier. Chandos 9225.

Monday, September 7 - Labor Day

A mostly American program for this American holiday. For the picnic angle on Labor Day, catch "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" just before noon. For the labor angle, there's Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (see Fantasia 2000 for a relevant story in animation) and Rzewski's "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues."

11 AM
  • Antheil: String Quartet No. 3. Fine Arts Quartet. Naxos 8.559354.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio. Alfonso Moreno, London Sym, Batiz. EMI 37681.
  • Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825. Murray Perahia. Sony 443612.
  • Henderson: Dixie Bach; Hardin-Armstrong/Dedrick: Struttin' with Some Barbecue. Canadian Brass. Opening Day 7371.
12 N
  • O'Connor: String Quartet No. 2, "Bluegrass": third movement. Kavafian, O'Connor, Neubauer, Haimovitz. OMAC-14.
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Fazil Say, New York Phil, Masur. Teldec 26202.
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 4. Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi. London 421 643.
1 PM
  • Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Jon Manasse, Slovak Radio Sym, Trevor. XLNT 18011.
  • Rzewski: Four North American Ballads: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Ralph van Raat. Naxos 8.572087.
  • Rachmaninoff: Vocalise. St. Petersburg Phil, Jansons. EMI 55140.
  • Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs. Atlanta Singers, Elizabeth Lamback, David Brensinger. ACA Digital 20095.

September 2009 Concert Calendar

Please email with corrections or additions.


New Trinity Baroque


Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Their Contemporaries

Celebrating Haydn’s 200th anniversary


Columbus State University Legacy Live!


Paul Galbraith, guitar

Galbraith performs on a special 8-string guitar he plays in the position of a cello


Falany Performing Arts Center


D'Amore Duo

Young virtuoso American guitarist William Feasely and Russian oboist Vladimir Lande


Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra


Mozart: A Little Night Music

Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto

Copland: Appalachian Spring

Griffin Campbell, saxophone

Adrian Gnam, guest conductor

9/12, 19 & 26

Cultural Arts Council


Fall Concerts on the Plaza: Latin Rhythms


Georgia Philharmonic

Rabun Gap

Classical Pops Summer Fling

Dvorak, Mozart, Strauss, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more at the Rabun Music Festival


Falany Performing Arts Center


Un-Reconstructed Band

A four-piece string band with Civil War-era tunes plus Irish and Scottish folk music


Concerts with a Cause


Dame Gillian Weir, concert organist

Free concert at Saint John Church. An offering will be taken for the Kroc Center.


Fox Theatre


The Color Purple

A musical about love, starring Fantasia


Westobou Festival

Augusta & North Augusta

Westobou Festival

Ten days of arts and entertainment featuring local, regional and national artists in dance, music, theater and visual arts


Springer Opera House



A big city kid moves to a small town where dancing is illegal. Based on the 1980s hit movie.

9/11-13, 18-20. 24-26

Augusta Players


Steel Magnolias

Follows the lives of six Southern women as they share triumphs, tragedies and gossip


Spivey Hall


Daniel Pyle, organ

Music by Bach and Alain


Sacred Heart Cultural Arts Center


Silent Movie Night

The General, with theater organist Ron Carter


Greater Augusta Arts Council


Arts in the Heart Festival

Showcases visual and performing arts and celebrates Augusta's ethnic groups. Plus entertainers.


Augusta Choral Society


Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

200 choristers and instrumentalists (Augusta Choral Society, other groups, soloists, orchestra)


Rome Symphony Orchestra


Featuring Mendelssohn’s Concerto in D minor for Violin and Piano, plus string music by Vaughan Williams and Grieg

David Kim, violin (Philadelphia Orchesta), William Ransom, piano (Emory University), Richard Prior, conductor


Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton

The Manhattan String Quartet's return to Georgia

Mendelssohn, Schubert, Shostakovich


Columbus State University


Barry Snyder, international concert pianist, recording artist, Cliburn prize winner and Eastman professor

Free recital in the Schwob School of Music’s Studio Theater


University of West Georgia


Violnist Alfonso Lopez (concertmaster, Venezuela Symphony) and pianist Michelle Tabor

Free recital in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall including Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak, Albeniz, Sas, Lopez


LaGrange Symphony Orchestra


A Merry Gathering

Patricio Cobos conducts

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”), a Rossini overture, Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, and tenor arias with LaGrange’s Adam Kirkpatrick

9/24, 26-27

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Opening night 2009-2010, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson and conductor Robert Spano


Symphony Orchestra Augusta


Video Games Live! The first major U.S. video game music concert tour. Think concert, theatrical stage show, and interactive video game all wrapped into one, featuring the best music and video clips from the beginning of video gaming to the present.

Augusta’s orchestra is back with a new name, a new music director, Shizuo Kuwahara, and a new concert concept


Covenant College

Lookout Mountain

Boston Brass

Boston Brass...has pioneered a new generation of music that sets out to achieve one simple goal: entertain at all costs with blistering precision.”


Ferst Center for the Arts


Keiko Matsui

Iconic jazz keyboardist Keiko Matsui’s music blends Western and Eastern musical influences.


Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society


New York Chamber Soloists

At Augusta State’sMaxwell Theatre and part of the Westobou Festival


Albany Symphony Orchestra


Romantic Russia

Glinka: Russlan & Ludmilla, Overture

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Ran Dank, piano (first prize winner, Young Concert Artist Auditions)

Claire Fox Hillard, conductor


Columbus Symphony Orchestra


Handel: Royal Fireworks

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

Adele Anthony, violin

George Del Gobbo, conductor


Grand Opera House


Cirque Dreams Illumination

“An all-new journey of nighttime dreamers ... a landscape of towering buildings … world-class acrobats, athletes, musicians.” For all ages. 4:00, 7:30.

Friday, September 4

11 AM

  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20. Daniel Hope, Chamber Orch of Europe Soloists. DG 477 6634.
  • Bernstein: West Side Story, Symphonic Dances. Florida Phil Orch, Judd. Naxos 8.559099.
12 N
Special Concert Broadcast
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and conductor Miguel Harth Bedoya with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in music of Argentina and Brazil
recorded at a sold-out, one-time concert May 28, 2009 in Atlanta's Symphony Hall
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, outer movements.
  • Piazzolla: Tangazo (Great Tango)
  • Benzecry: Colores de la Cruz del Sur (Colors of the Southern Cross)
  • Golijov: Azul (Blue) with Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Thursday, September 9

11 AM

  • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite. BBC Scottish Sym, Maksymiuk. Naxos 8.550864.
  • Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17. Jonathan biss. EMI 65391.
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes; Franck: Panis Angelicus; Faure: Ave Maria. Boys of King's College Choir Cambridge, Cleobury. EMI 57812.
12 N
  • Vieuxtemps: Souvenir d'Amerique (Variations on "Yankee Doodle"). Caroline Goulding, Christopher O'Riley. Telarc 80744.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat. Linde Consort, Linde. Virgin 61154.
  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole. Howard Zhang, Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, Yuasa. Naxos 8.555093.
1 PM
  • Monteverdi: Messa a 4. Choir of the King's Consort, King's Consort, King. Hyperion 67428.
  • Beethoven: Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel's Judas Maccabeus, "See the Conquering Hero Comes," WoO 45. Zuill Bailey, Simone Dinnerstein. Telarc 80740.
  • Kodaly: Dances of Galanta. Philharmonia Hungarica Orch, Dorati (1958). Mercury 432 005.
  • Kodaly

Wednesday, September 2

11 AM

  • Atterberg: Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1926). Martin Hackleman, CBC Vancouver Orch, Bernardi. SMCD 5186.
  • Dvorak: String Quintet in G major, Op. 77 for string quartet and bass. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Delos 3152.
  • Scriabin: Etude in Thirds, Op. 8/10. Shannon Lee, Pamela Mia Paul. Telarc 80695.
12 N
  • Borodin: music as popularized in Kismet (excerpts from String Quartet No. 2, Overture to Prince Igor, Petite Suite and Polovtsian Dances). Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel. Longtime Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel died Tuesday at the age of 74.
  • Sheng: Never Far Away: Moonlight Shadows. Yolanda Kondonassis, San Diego Sym, Ling. Telarc 80719.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Evgeny Kissin, London Sym, Davis. EMI 06311.
1 PM
  • Grieg: Symphony in C minor. Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi. DG 427 321.
  • Brahms: Scherzo (Sonatensatz) in C minor from F.A.E. Sonata. Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis. DG 445 826.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3/1. Linde Consort, Linde. Virgin 699472.

Tuesday, September 1

11 AM

  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. Murray Perahia, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Marriner. CBS 42401.
  • Dornel: Oboe Sonata. Debra Nagy, Les Delices. Les Delices.
  • Mozart: Quintet in E-flat for piano and winds, K. 452. Rosenberger, Vogel, Shifrin, Graham, Munday. Delos 3024.
12 N
  • York: Quiccan. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Delos 3163.
  • Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 2 ("Grand Sonata") in D minor. Renaud Capucon, Martha Argerich. EMI 67051.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for two oboes, RV 534. Zefiro Baroque Orch. Naive 30409.
  • Bach, V.: Hungarian Melodies for trumpet and piano. Richard Byrd, Gregory Partain. RB7137.
1 PM
  • Schmidt: Notre Dame: Intermezzo. Berlin Phil, Karajan. EMI 65914.
  • Janacek: String Quartet No. 1, after Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata." Emerson String Quartet. DG 12770.
  • R0setti: Notturno for flutes, horns and strings. Wallendorf, Willis, Bavarian Chamber Phil, Moesus. CPO 999 734.
  • Bach: Motet "Komm, Jesu, Komm," BWV 229. Taverner Consort, Parrott. Sony 60155.