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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.