Monday, November 30

11 AM

  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major. Royal Phil, Levine. Telarc 80454.
  • Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor for solo violin: Andante. Viktoria Mullova. Onyx 4040.
12 N
  • Traditional Norwegian/arr. Krohn: Wedding March from Gugbrandsdalen. Trio Mediaeval. ECM 2003.
  • Vaughan Williams: The Running Set. Royal Liverpool Phil, Judd. Naxos 8.572304.
  • Medtner: Forgotten Melodies, Op. 39/3-5. Marc-Andre Hamelin. Hyperion 67221/4.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72/2. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80497.
  • Fuchs, K.: Eventide (English-horn concerto based on spirituals). Thomas Stacy, London Sym, Falletta. Naxos 8.559224.
1 PM
  • Martinu: Overture (1953). Basel Sym, Ashkenazy. Ondine 1158.
  • Hartmann: Andantino and Eight Variations in C major (1839). Tre Musici. Dacapo 8.226103-04.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59/3. Tokyo String Quartet. Harmonia Mundi 907423.

Tuesday, November 24

11 AM

  • Roussel: Symphony No. 1, "Poem of the Forest." Royal Scottish National Orch, Deneve. Naxos 8.570323.
  • Liszt: Waldesrauschen (Forest Rustlings). Murray Perahia. Sony 47180.
  • Vanhal: Symphony in D major. Toronto Camerata, Mallon. Naxos 8.557483.
12 N
  • Daugherty: Brooklyn Bridge for solo clarinet and symphonic band: North. John Bruce Yeh, Columbus State University Wind Ensemble, Rumbelow. Naxos 8.572319.
  • Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47. Trio Parnassus, Schlichtig. MDG 303 1414.
  • Monteverdi: Gloria a 7 (from his Selva morale e spirituale and from the Mass of Thanksgiving of November 21, 1631). Taverner Consort & Players, Parrott. Virgin 50999 9 66965.
  • Chopin: Fantasy-Impromptu in C-sharp minor. Maria Joao Pires. DG 289 457 585.
1 PM
  • Ungar: Ashokan Farewell. Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Nashville Sym. Angel 56720.
  • Weill: Little Threepenny Music: Overture and Ballad of Mack the Knife. Members of London Sym Orch, Thomas. CBS 44798.
  • Ysaye: Sonata in A minor for Two Violins, op. posth.: Mvts 2-3. Henning Kraggerud & Bard Monsen, violins. Naxos 8.570977.
  • Berwald: Festival of the Bayaderes. Royal Phil, Bjorlin. EMI 65073.
  • American traditional, arr. Wilberg: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square. Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Monday, November 23

Saint Cecilia's Day is November 21, so on GPB just one day late we'll celebrate the patron saint of music. Looking ahead to Thanksgiving we'll also hear give thanks - with music celebrating deliverance from the plague in Venice, but you know, think of it in whatever terms work for you. And with that mythical grandmother's house in mind, we'll go over the river - several rivers. Tomorrow: continuing on through several woods.

11 AM
  • Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia! Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1692): Symphony (Introduction) and final choruses. Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Parrott. Virgin 50999 266356.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor. Arabella Steinbacher, Berlin Radio Sym, Janowski. PentaTone 5186 353,
  • Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moscow River (Khovanshchina, Prelude). Oslo Phil, Jansons. EMI 50824.
12 N
  • Instrumental selections from a composite Mass of Thanksgiving (Venice, November 21, 1631; music by Monteverdi et al.; liturgical reconstruction by Keyte & Parrott). Usper: Sonata a 8. Marini: Canzon quarta. Fantini: Sonata Imperiale II & Intrada. Taverner Players, Parrott. Virgin 50999 9 66965.
  • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto in C. Ashley Wass, Royal Liverpool Phil, Judd. Naxos 8.572304.
  • Wagner: Gotterdammerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey.
  • Piazzolla: Rio Sena (Seine River). Rosa Antonelli. Albany 1140.
1 PM
  • Vivaldi: La Senna Festeggiante (The Seine Rejoicing): Sinfonia to Part 1. King's Consort, King. Hyperion 67361/2.
  • Napravnik: Russian Fantasy in B minor (on the Volga Boatmen's Song). Evgeny Soifertis, BBC Scottish Sym, Titov. Hyperion 67511.
  • Grofe: Mississippi Suite. Boston Pops, Lockhart. BMG/RCA 68786.
  • Picker: Old and Lost Rivers. Christoph Eschenbach. Virgin 91162.
  • Nelson: Savannah River Holiday. Boston Pops, Lockhart BMG/RCA 68786.

Thursday, November 19

11 AM

  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054. Olli Mustonen, German Chamber Phil. London 443 118.
  • Paderewski: Minuet Celebre in G, Op. 14/1. Philip Martin. Hyperion 67379.
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543. Camerata Salzburg, Kavakos. Sony BMG 82876842412.
  • Sinding: Rustle of Spring. Philip Martin. Hyperion 67379.
12 N
  • Mendelssohn: "Reformation" Symphony (No. 5 in D). New Philharmonia Orch, Muti. EMI 81788.
  • Stoelzel: Aria "Bist du bei mir," arr. trumpet. Paul Merkelo et al. Analekta 9812.
  • Columbus Symphony conductor George Del Gobbo talks about the orchestra's concert, "Let the Trumpet Sound," coming up Saturday
  • Mendelssohn: "Italian" Symphony: Saltarello (Tarantella). New Philharmonia Orch, Muti. EMI 81788.
  • Gesualdo: Ave Dulcissima Maria. Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner. Erato 88087.
  • Handel: Largo (Ombra mai fu) from Serse, for organ. Luc Beausejour. Analekta 9812.
1 PM
  • Farrenc: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in E-flat. Brigitte Engerer, Romain Guyot, Francois Salque. Naive 5033.
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in F, RV 488. Peter Whelan, La Serenissima, Chandler. Avie 2178.
  • Eagan: Red, White, Black 'n' Blue. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Delos 3163.

Wednesday, November 18

For details on concerts mentioned during Midday Music - including pianist Olli Mustonen in Atlanta, the Cypress String Quartet in Augusta and guitarist Manuel Barrueco in LaGrange, plus the Columbus Symphony's Haydn with trumpeter Jens Lindermann - please see the current concert calendar below and go, go, go!

11 AM
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor. Olli Mustonen, San Francisco Sym, Blomstedt. London 444 518.
  • Beethoven: "Spring" Sonata (Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major). Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy. Decca 289 458 618.
12 N
  • Higdon: Impressions: To the Point. Cypress String Quartet. Naxos 8.559298.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat. Alison Balsom, German Chamber Phil Bremen. EMI 16213.
  • Lecuona: A la Antigua. Manuel Barrueco. EMI 56757.
  • Brouwer: Preludio. Manuel Barrueco. EMI 56757.
  • MacDowell: "Keltic" Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 4). James Tocco. Gasparo 231.
  • Telemann: Concerto in B-flat for three oboes and three violins. Collegium Musicum 90, Standage. Chandos 0580.
1 PM
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Symphonic Suite after The Thousand and One Nights. Atlanta Sym, Arzewski, Spano. Telarc 80568.
  • Guastavino: La Siesta: El Patio. Rosa Antonelli. Albany 1140.

Concert Calendar, November 17-30

November 17, 20, 22

  • Acclaimed countertenor (and Georgian) David Daniels stars as Orpheus in the Atlanta Opera's production of Orfeo ed Euridice, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta.
Wednesday, November 18
  • The Auburn (Ala.) Chamber Music Society presents the Canadian threesome the Gryphon Piano Trio, in concert on the campus of Auburn University. CANCELED. WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
  • The McDuffie Center for Strings presents violinist David Halen and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. They perform in Fickling Hall, Mercer University, Macon.
November 19-20
  • Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen soloes with the Atlanta Symphony in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Also on the program: the world premiere of excerpts from Wynton Marsalis's American Symphony; ASO principal clarinetist Laura Ardan is soloist in Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; and Robert Spano conducts Gershwin's American in Paris. Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
Friday, November 20
  • LaGrange College's Callaway Concert Series presents renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco.
  • The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society and Augusta State's Lyceum Series present the Cypress String Quartet in quartets by Barber, Griffes and Debussy. Maxwell Theatre.
  • Violinist and former Atlanta Symphony concertmaster Cecylia Arzewski plays solo Bach in a free noontime performance. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta.
November 20-23
  • Ballethnic's Urban Nutcracker takes the stage at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Saturday, November 21
  • The Columbus Symphony and music director George del Gobbo welcome trumpeter Jens Lindermann as soloist. Program includes Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, Vizzutti's Rising Sun, Dvorak's Serenade for Strings and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony. RiverCenter, Columbus.
  • The Brasil Guitar Duo makes its Spivey Hall debut. Clayton State campus, Morrow.
Sunday, November 22
  • Saint John Church and Concerts with a Cause present a Thanksgiving Concert with the Augusta Children's Choral and the Birmingham Boys Choir. Free, 3 p.m., Saint John United Methodist Church, Augusta.
November 27-28
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the musical backdrop to the acrobatics of the Cirque de la Symphonie. Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Tuesday, November 17

I speak with countertenor David Daniels in the noon hour on GPB. He's starring as Orpheus, who retrieves his wife from the underworld, in the Atlanta Opera's current production of Orfeo ed Euridice. Remaining shows are tonight, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

On Midday Music we also hear recordings from the Gryphon Trio, Manuel Barrueco and the Cypress Quartet, who all perform in these parts this week (in Auburn, LaGrange and Augusta, respectively). Please follow the links in the concert list above for details.

UPDATE: The Gryphon Piano Trio's appearance in Auburn has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

11 AM
  • Lalo: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 26. Gryphon Trio. Analekta 3127.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414. Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orch, Tate. Philips 422 258.
12 N
  • Bach: Cantata No. 170: "Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust." David Daniels, English Concert, Picket. Virgin 519037.
  • Conversation with countertenor David Daniels
  • Gluck: Orpheus and Euridice: "Che far senza Euridice?" Michael Chance, Tafelmusik, Bernius. Sony 48040.
  • More conversation with countertenor David Daniels
  • Bach: Cantata No. 208: "Schafe koennen sicher weiden" (aria "Sheep May Safely Graze"). David Daniels, English Concert, Picket. Virgin 519037.
  • Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22. Metamorphosen Chamber Orch, Yoo. Archetype 60105.
1 PM
  • Barrios: Una limosna por el amor de Dios. Manuel Barrueco. EMI 56578.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135. Cypress String Quartet. Cypress.

Monday, November 16

11 AM
  • Fasch: Quadro in F major for violin, oboe, bassoon and continuo. Epoca Barocca. CPO 777 204.
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C major, Op. post. 163, D. 956. Guarneri Quartet, Leonard Rose. RCA 62310.
12 N
  • Wagner: Siegfried: Forest Murmurs. Met Orch, Levine. DG 447 764.
  • Bolcom: Cello Sonata: Adagio semplice. Norman Fischer, Jeanne Kierman. Naxos 8.572087.
  • Joachim: Violin Concerto in G minor in one movement, Op. 3. Suyoen Kim, Staatskapelle Weimar, Halasz. Naxos 8.570991.
  • Hatzis: Old Photographs. Gryphon Trio. Analekta 3174.
  • Vivaldi: Sinfonia for Strings in G major, RV 149. Tafelmusik, Lamon. Analekta 3171.
1 PM
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18. Yuval Trio. Relief 891009.
  • Golijov: Last Round for double string quartet and bass. A Far Cry. (Independent CD.)
  • Puccini: Preludio Sinfonico in A major. Hungarian Opera Orch, Morandi. Naxos 8.555304.

Thursday, November 12

GPB's Midday Music offers recordings of music and musicians to be heard around Georgia this week. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein is in recital Saturday evening at Kennesaw State, for example, and star countertenor David Daniels headlines Gluck's Orfeo with the Atlanta Opera. We'll hear them both from disc. Also on Midday Music are recordings of pieces on orchestral concerts in Macon and Augusta, as well as works from weekend programs with the Vogler Quartet and the Atlanta Chamber Players. For concert details, see the calendar listing below.

11 AM
  • Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano: La Cornemuse (The Bagpipe). Klein, Young, Castro. Cedille 90000 102.
  • Franck: Symphony in D minor. Orchestre des Champs Elysees, Herreweghe. Harmonia Mundi 901771.
  • Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618. Tolzer Knabenchor, English Baroque Soloists, Schmidt-Gaden. Sony 75944.
12 N
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. Simone Dinnerstein. Telarc 80715.
  • Neusidler: Phantasia. Paul O'Dette. Harmonia Mundi 907 388.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102. Yefim Bronfman, Los Angeles Phil, Salonen. Sony 60677.
1 PM
  • Vivaldi: Stabat Mater in F minor for alto (countertenor) and strings, RV 621. David Daniels, Europa Galante, Biondi. Virgin 45474.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 64/6. Lindsay String Quartet.
  • Waxman: Carmen Fantasy. Yossif Ivanov, Itamar Golan. Ambroisie 136.

Concert Calendar, November 12-18

November 12-14
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Glazunov Violin Concerto with Tai Murray, violin. Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake. Shostakovich Symphony No. 1. Hannu Lintu, conductor. 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta.

Saturday, November 14

  • Simone Dinnerstein. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw. Copland Piano Variations, Webern Variations for Piano Op. 27, Schubert Four Impromptus D. 899, Lasser Twelve Variations on a Bach Chorale, Bach French Suite No. 5 in G.
  • Symphony Orchestra Augusta. "Too Hot!" Music director Shizuo Z Kuwahara conducts Aaron Jay Kernis’ Too Hot Toccata, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with accomplished 22-year-old concert pianist (and composer and improviser) Stewart Goodyear, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). First Baptist of Augusta, 7:30.
  • Macon Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks Concert No. 2, “The Excitement Continues. ” Brahms Tragic Overture, Haydn Violin Concerto in C major with soloist Xiang Gao, Sarasate Carmen Fantasy on Themes of Bizet, Franck Symphony in D minor. Music director Adrian Gnam conducts. Grand Opera House, Macon.
  • Georgia State University School of Music. Johnny Mercer Centennial Celebration Concert. GSU Jazz Band, Lizz Wright, Joe Gransden. Rialto Center, Atlanta.
November 14, 17, 20 & 22
  • The Atlanta Opera presents Gluck's Orfeo & Euridice, starring acclaimed countertenor and Georgia resident David Daniels in his company debut. Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta.

Sunday, November 15

  • Vogler Quartet. Haydn, Schulhoff, Beethoven. Spivey Hall, Morrow.
  • Symphony Orchestra Augusta's Family Fun series. "Music, Out of This World!" Maxwell Theatre, Augusta State University, Augusta, 3 p.m.
  • Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
  • Lucktenberg Chamber Ensemble. A Celebration of Haydn. Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt College, Waleska.
  • Atlanta Chamber Players. Spotlight on Winds. Mozart, Loeffler, Telemann, Shostakovich. Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta.

Monday, November 16

  • ARCO Chamber Orchestra. Free performance on the Franklin College Chamber Music Series. Bronner, Podgaits, Schubert. University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens.

Wednesday, November 18

  • Gryphon Piano Trio. Auburn Chamber Music Society. Goodwin Recital Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

Wednesday, November 11

Thanks to Russell Wells of WSVH for hosting the show on Tuesday the 10th. (Playlist here.)

11 AM
  • Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816. Simone Dinnerstein. Telarc 80715.
  • Bertolozzi: The Contemplation of Bravery. Mark Robbins, SeattleMusic, Suben. BWP 8806.
  • Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor. Vadim Gluzman, Bergen Phil, Litton.
  • Gluck: Orpheus and Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Ashley Solomon, Masumi Nagasawa. Channel 17798.
12 N
  • Kernis: Too Hot Toccata. Grant Park, Kalmar. Cedille 90000 105.
  • Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major. Christian Tetzlaff, Northern Sinfonia, Schiff. Virgin 81489.
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion: "Erbarme dich." David Daniels. Virgin 5099 519037.
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Suite. Philharmonia Orch, Karajan. EMI 72474.
1 PM
  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (1943). Canadian Brass, Moody. Opening Day 7347.
  • Schuman, W.: Prayer in Time of War (1943). Louisville Orch, Mester. First Edition FECD-0011.
  • Kaipanen: Cello Concerto No. 1: Finale. Marko Ylonen, Finnish Radio Sym, Lintu. Ondine 1062.
  • Janacek: Lachian Dances. Czech State Phil, Serebrier. Reference 65.
  • Naderman: Nocturne: Rondoletto. Ashley Solomon, Masumi Nagasawa. Channel 17798.

Monday, November 9

On GPB we mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This concert took place in Berlin on December 25, 1989, mere weeks after the historic opening of the wall. Leonard Bernstein led massed musicians from East Germany, West Germany, the Soviet Union, the United States and beyond. In the final chorus, Bernstein changed the word Freude (joy) to Freiheit (freedom): Ode to Freedom.

11 AM
  • Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat, K. 365. Katia & Marielle Labeque, Berlin Phli, Bychkov. Philips 426 241.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor: first half. Bavarian Radio Sym Orch; members of the Dresden Staatskapelle, Kirov Orchestra, London Symphony, New York Phil, Orchestre de Paris; Bernstein.
12 N
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor: second half. Bavarian Radio Sym Orch; members of the Dresden Staatskapelle, Kirov Orchestra, London Symphony, New York Phil, Orchestre de Paris; Bavarian Radio Chorus; members of the Berlin Radio Chorus; Dresden Philharmonic Children's Chorus; soloists June Anderson, Sarah Walker, Klaus Koenig, Jan-Hendrik-Rootering; Bernstein.
  • Poulenc: Intermezzo in A-flat. Marc-Andre Hamelin. Hyperion 67275.
1 PM
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor. Lang Lang, Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky. DG B0013504.

Thursday, November 5

11 AM

  • Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Overture. Bamberg Sym, Rickenbacher. Virgin 91079.
  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30. Ying Quartet. Telarc 80685.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 3/3. Linde Consort, Linde. Virgin 699472.
12 N
  • Traditional French (arr. Richards): Songs of the Auvergne: L'eau de source; Le Baylere. The King's Singers, Davis. EMI 47708.
  • Bax: November Woods. BBC Phil, Handley. Chandos 10362.
  • Ginstera: Estancia: Malambo. Boston Pops, Lockhart. RCA 63717.
  • Albany Symphony music director Claire Fox Hillard describes the orchestra's Latin-flavored concert coming up Saturday
  • Bernstein: West Side Story, Symphonic Dances. New York Phil, Bernstein. Sony 47154.
1 PM
  • Mussorgsky: Sorochintsy Fair: Overture; Gopak. State Sym Orch of Russian, Svetlanov. BMG 68406.
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664. Leon Fleisher. Sony 47667.
  • Reinecke: Wind Sextet in B-flat, Op. 21. Berlin Wind Quintet, Manfred Klier. BIS 612.

Wednesday, November 4

11 AM

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr. Harmonia Mundi 807461.62.
  • Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41/3. Eroica Quartet. Harmonia Mundi 907270.
  • Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47. Quartetto Gelato. Silva Screen 6033.
12 N
  • Holst: The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity. Berlin Phil, Rattle. EMI 69690.
  • Hoffmeister: Clarinet Quartet in A major. Dieter Kloecker, Vlach Quartet. CPO 999 812.
  • Respighi: The Pines of Rome. Berlin Phil, Karajan. DG 449 724.
  • Liszt: Staendchen (after Schubert). Evgeny Kissin. RCA 58420.
1 PM
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major. Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Chailly. London 430 324.
  • Lauridsen: Lux aeterna: O nata lux. Elora Festival Singers, Edison. Naxos 8.559304.

Tuesday, November 3

11 AM

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3. Mari Kodama. PentaTone 067.
  • Nielsen: Aladdin: Act 3. Danish National Sym & Chamber Choir, Rozhdestvensky. Chandos 10498X.
12 N
  • Radiohead/O'Riley: Like Spinning Plates. Christopher O'Riley. World Village 468034.
  • Purcell: Fantasias in Four Parts for Viols: Nos. 7-9. Hesperion XX, Savall. Alia Vox 9859.
  • Popper: Three Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 11. Wendy Warner, Eileen Buck. Cedille 111.
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: mvts 3-4. Nashville Sym, Schermerhorn. Naxos 8.557460-62.
  • Arensky: Suite No. 4 for two pianos, Op. 62. Stephen Coombs, Ian Munro. Hyperion 66755.
1 PM
  • Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243. Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Voxtet, Yale Collegium Players, Carrington. Naxos 8.572161.
  • Popper: Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 69: mvt 1. Wendy Warner, Eileen Buck. Cedille 111.
  • Mendelssohn: Ave Maria. Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Voxtet, Yale Collegium Players, Carrington. Naxos 8.572161.

Monday, November 2

11 AM

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, "Eroica." Helsingborg Sym Orch, Manze. Harmonia Mundi 807470.
  • Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Prelude (arr. guitars). Sergio & Odair Assad. Nonesuch 278140.
12 N
  • Schmelzer: Sonata in D minor. Trio Settecento. Cedille 114.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14 (arr. for sextet with double bass). Wirl WCD 510.
  • Tallis: Gaude gloriosa Dei Mater. The Sixteen Choir, Chirstopher. Chandos 0513.
1 PM
  • Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleands: Dances from Act 2. State Sym Orch of Russia, Svetlanov. Melodiya 10-00411-412.
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter." Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski. Archiv 6506.

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Midday Music playlists from the drive follow, in reverse order. In addition to the pieces listed below, each edition of the show included at least three varied selections from The Essential Yo-Yo Ma, the two-CD set that's one of our thank-you gifts at the $100 membership level.

Thursday, October 29

11 AM
  • Bach: Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Orchestra. Academy of Ancient Music Berlin. Harmonia Mundi 901876.
  • Traditional (Cape Breton): Hector the Hero, Hey Johnny Cope, Tullochgorum, Jean's Reel. Carolin Goulding, Janine Randall. Telarc 80744.
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches: selections. Baltimore Sym, Zinman. Telarc 80378.
12 N
  • Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58: mvts 3-4. Nelson Freire. Decca 289 470 288.
  • Martinu: Symphony No. 2: outer mvts. Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi. Telarc 80616.
1 PM
  • Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11: Intermezzo. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80320.
  • Schmelzer: Sonata No. 6. Holloway, Assenbaum, Mortensen. ECM 1668.
  • Balakirev: Islamey, Oriental Fantasy. Yefim Bronfman. Sony 60689.
  • Bruch: Scottish Fantasy: finale. Arthur Grumiaux, New Philharmonia Orch, Wallberg. PentaTone 5186 117.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Wednesday, October 28

11 AM
  • Brahms: A German Requiem: Selig Sind. Atlanta Sym Orch & Chorus, Spano. Telarc 80701.
  • Higdon: Piano Trio (2003): Pale Yellow. Meyers, Weilerstein, Neiman. Naxos 8.559298.
12 N
  • Beethoven: Leonore, Overture No. 3. German Chamber Phil Bremen, Harding. Virgin 45364.
  • Borodin: Prince Igor, Overture. Russian National Orch, Pletnev. DG 439 892.
  • Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Music. New York Phil, Mehta. Sony 45749.
1 PM
  • Glazunov: Spring. Hong Kong Phil, Schermerhorn.
  • Bach: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. William Kuhlman, Empire Brass. Telarc.
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Act 1, Tableau 2. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel. Telarc.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Tuesday, October 27

11 AM
  • Glinka: Kamarinskaya. Detroit Sym, Jarvi. Chandos 9227.
  • Milhaud: Scaramouche. Theodore Kerkezos, Philharmonia Orch, Brabbins. Naxos 8.557063.
  • Handel: Sonata in C minor, Op. 1/8 for oboe. Academy of Ancient Music (de Bruine, Egarr). Harmonia Mundi 907465.66.
12 N
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Three Dances. New York Phil, Bernstein. Sony 61836.
  • Zenamon: Sonatina Andina for two guitars. Julian Gray, Ronald Pearl. Dorian 90230.
1 PM
  • Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess. Angela Hewitt. Hyperion 67341.
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice. St. Petersburg Phil, Temirkanov. EMI 11272.
  • Enescu: Cantabile and Presto. Irena Grafenauer, Michael Grandt. Philips 426 248.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Monday, October 26

11 AM
  • Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain. Oslo Phil, Jansons. EMI 50824.
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor: Allegro con brio. Concentus Musicus Vienna, Harnoncourt. DHM 75736.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Serenata for harp and orchestra: mvt 1. Nancy Allen, Royal Phil, Batiz. EMI 37681.
12 N
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in G major for two mandolins. Rolf Lislevand (twice!) and ensemble. Naive 30429.
  • Saint-Saens: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 167. Sabine Meyer, Oleg Maisenberg. EMI 79787.
  • Singlee: First Quartet for saxophones: mvts 3-4. New Century Saxophone Quartet. Channel 17998.
1 PM
  • Sheng: Never Far Away: Moonlight Shadows. Yolanda Kondonassis, San Diego Sym, Ling. Telarc 80719.
  • Fontana: Sonata 2. Maurice Steger and ensemble. Harmonia Mundi 902024.
  • Ravel: Tzigane. Arthur Grumiaux, National Orch of the Monte Carlo Opera, Remoortel. Philips 422 274.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Thursday, October 22

11 AM
  • Koechlin: Bassoon Sonata, Op. 71. Dag Jensen, Midori Kitagawa. MDG 603 0585.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in B-flat for oboe and violin, RV 548. Zefiro Baroque Orch. Naive 30409.
  • Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat, Op. 80/3. Nikolai Demidenko. Hyperion 67091/2.
12 N
  • Bolcom: The Serpent's Kiss. Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann. Naxos 8.559244.
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major: mvts 2-3. James Ehnes, Vancouver Sym, Tovey. CBC 5241.
  • Chavez: Xochipilli, An Imaginary Aztec Music. Southwest Chamber Music. Cambria 8852.
1 PM
  • Bruch: Kol Nidrei. Lynn Harrell, Philharmonia Orch, Ashkenazy. London 410 144.
  • Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat: finale. Malcolm Bilson. Bridge 9263.
  • Godard: Scenes Poetiques: On the Mountain; In the Village. Slovak State Phil, Trevor. Naxos 8.570554.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Wednesday, October 21

11 AM
  • Strauss: Thus Spake Zarathustra: Introduction. Berlin Phil, Karajan. DG 289 457 496.
  • Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano, Op. 39/10: Allegretto alla barbaresca. Marc-Andre Hamelin. Hyperion 67569.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor: finale. James Ehnes, BBC Phil, Noseda. Chandos 10309.
  • Lhoyer: Duo Concertante in A major for two guitars, Op. 31/1. Josiane Rabemananjara & Philippe Spinosi. Naive 30396.
12 N
  • Bizet: Pearl Fishers: Au fond du temple saint (arr. euphoniums and band). David Thornton, John French, Black Dyke Band, Childs. Naxos 8.570726.
  • Bermel: Dust Dances. Boston Modern Orch, Rose. BMOP 1008.
  • Golijov: Ainadamar: From My Window (arr. violin and piano). Livia Sohn, Benjamin Loeb. Naxos 8.570202.
  • Smetana: Ma Vlast (My Homeland): Vysehrad (The High Castle). Milwaukee Sym, Macal. Telarc 80265.
1 PM
  • Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina, Overture. London Sym, Abbado. DG 423 104.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12. Thomas Pandolfi. (Independent.)
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.

Tuesday, October 20

11 AM
  • Weber: Oberon, Overture. Vienna Phil, Thielemann. DG 289 474 5022.
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 11, "Gassenhauer": mvts 2-3. Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell. EMI 47455.
  • Friedman: Variations on the Rag. Louisville Brass. Centaur 2821.
12 N
  • Schoenfield: Cafe Music. Ehnes, Arron, Russo. Black Box 1109.
  • Sinding: Piano Concerto in D-flat, Op. 6: finale. Piers Lane, Bergen Phil, Litton. Hyperion 67555.
1 PM
  • Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3. Sarah Chang, Berlin Phil, Domingo. EMI 57220.
  • Marcello: Flute Sonata in B minor. Masahiro Arita et al. Denon 18013.
...Plus selections from the two-CD set The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.