Thursday, January 28

Osvaldo Golijov and Sarah Zaslaw at GPB, January 27, 2010. He is in Georgia for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's performance of his Suite from Youth without Youth.

11 AM
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C. Belcea Quartet, Valerin Erben. EMI 67025.
  • Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op. 63/2. Vassily Primakov. Bridge 9289.
12 N
  • Abels, M.: Global Warming. Chicago Sinfonietta, Freeman. Cedille 9000 066.
  • Golijov: Air to Air: Wah Habbibi (My Beloved). Silk Road Ensemble. World Village 468095.
  • Interview with composer Osvaldo Golijov
  • Golijov: Air to Air: Aiini Taqtiru (My Eyes Weep). Silk Road Ensemble. World Village 468095.
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major. Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Abbado. DG 423 653.
1 PM

Wednesday, January 27

(Concert listings here.)

11 AM
  • Wallen: Remember, Marimba. Thomas Burritt. Bridge 9311.
  • Tallis: Why fum'th in flight? Atlanta Sym Chamber Chorus, Mackenzie. Telarc 80676.
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Atlanta Sym Orch, Spano. Telarc 80676.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso." Emerson String Quartet. DG 423 398.
  • Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Overture. Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini. Naive 30363.
12 N
  • Elgar: In the South (Alassio). London Phil, Solti. London 443 856.
  • Piazzolla: Rio Sena; Sentido Unico. Rosa Antonelli. Albany 1140.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488. Leon Fleisher, Stuttgart Chamber Orch. Sony 435052.
1 PM
  • Mendelssohn: "Italian" Symphony (No. 4 in A). New Philharmonia Orch, Muti. EMI 81788.
  • Paganini: Caprice No. 4 in C minor for Solo Violin, Op. 1/4. Augustin Hadelich. Avie 2180.
  • Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93. Rolf Lislevand and friends. Naive 30429.

Tuesday, January 26

11 AM

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle. EMI 50999 2 16224 0.
12 N
  • Bach: Flute Sonata in C major, BWV 1033. Paula Robison, Kenneth Cooper, Timothy Eddy. Bach Guild 1493.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major. Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Bruggen. Philips 434 029.
  • Burritt: Duo Concertante for clarinet and percussion (2006). John Bruce Yeh, Molly Yeh, Columbus State Univ Wind Ensemble, Rumbelow. Naxos 8.572319.
1 PM
  • Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. Andreas Haefliger, Takacs Quartet. Decca 289 466 197.
  • Heinichen: Concerto a 4 in G major for oboe, bassoon, cello and harpsichord. Epoca Barocca. CPO 777 115.

Monday, January 25

11 AM

  • Gimenez: La Boda de Luis Alonso. Linhares, Obradovic, Migy, Stauffer. Phoenix Records.
  • Ruehr, E.: String Quartet No. 4 (2005): Minuet. Cypress String Quartet. From the Cypress String Quartet's new CD of Elena Ruehr's quartets, How She Danced.
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, "Linz," K. 425. Prague Phil, Belohlavek. Harmonia Mundi 901891.
12 N
  • Dvorak: Song to the Moon, arr. cello and orchestra. Ophelie Gaillard, Royal Phil, Redmond. Atlas AR AP001.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D. Boston Baroque, Pearlman. Telarc 80354.
  • Lyapunov: Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes. Hamish Milne, BBC Scottish Sym, Brabbins. Hyperion 67326.
  • Shen: The Stream Flows. Scott Conklin. Albany 1138.
1 PM
  • Khatchaturian: Gayaneh, Suite. Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 2023.
  • Bernstein: Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion. Vadim Gluzman, Sao Paolo Sym, Neschling. BIS 1662.
  • Grieg: Ave Maris Stella. Gabrieli Consort, McCreesh. DG 477 7635.

Concert Calendar, January 22-31

Friday, January 22

  • Bang on a Can All Stars and percussionist Glenn Kotche perform at Emory University's Schwartz Center in Atlanta.
  • Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats are at Georgia Southern University.
  • National touring production of Camelot opens at Macon's Grand Opera House. Repeats Saturday.
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Khatchaturian with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano conducts Sibelius's First Symphony and Finlandia. Symphony Hall, Atlanta. Repeats Saturday.
Saturday, January 23
  • Shizuo Kuwahara leads Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Bruckner's Fourth Symphony and Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No. 1 with Yanghee Lee as soloist. Ms. Lee has been principal cellist in Augusta but is taking a job with the Bamberg Symphony in Germany; this is her last appearance with SOA.
  • The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present G&S's Pirates of Penzance at the Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta.
  • Political comedy troupe the Capitol Steps are at Atlanta's Rialto Center.
  • Organist Gunnar Idenstam performs at Spivey Hall, Clayton State campus, Morrow.
  • Pianist and composer Joe Chapman gievs a free concert in Hoag Auditorium, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, to mark the bicentennial of Chopin and Schumann's births.
Sunday, January 24
Tuesday, January 26
  • Music in a pub: the Atlanta Chamber Players play music of Bach and Carter and present a staged performance of Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale with actors and dancers at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta.
Thursday, January 28
  • Guest trumpeter Robert Sullivan joins the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble and conductor Robert Rumbelow in a free concert, RiverCenter, Columbus.
  • Air Force Reserve Concert Band is at Georgia Southern University.
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia and music of Golijov. Repeats Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31

Thursday, January 21

11 AM

  • Various (Ottoman/improvised): Tracks 1-5 from the album Istanbul. Hesperion XXI, guests, Savall. Alia Vox 9870.
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor. David Oistrakh, Philharmonia Orch, Galliera. EMI 81487.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4/5. Bob van Asperen, Orch of the Age of Enlightenment. Virgin 45174.
12 N
  • Various (Ottoman/improvised): Tracks 6-8 from the album Istanbul. Hesperion XXI, guests, Savall. Alia Vox 9870.
  • Brahms: Piano Pieces (Klavierstucke), Op. 118. Nicholas Angelich. Virgin 379302.
  • Bloch: Baal Shem Suite "Three Pictures of Chassidic Life." Zina Schiff, Royal Scottish National Orch, Serebrier. Naxos 8.557757.
1 PM
  • Marquez: Danzon No. 2, Mexico. Simon Bolivar Youth Orch of Venezuela, Dudamel. DG B0013458.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor. Vienna Piano Trio. Nimbus 5553.
  • Various (Ottoman/improvised): Tracks 9-11 from the album Istanbul. Hesperion XXI, guests, Savall. Alia Vox 9870.

Wednesday, January 20

11 AM

  • Chopin: "Revolutionary" Etude in C minor, Op. 10/12. Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Decca 289 466 357.
  • Ravel: Sonatine. Jean-Yves Thibaudet. London 433 515.
  • Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Laura Ardan, Nashville Sym, Gambill. Naxos 8.559069.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4. Cleveland Quartet. Telarc 80414.
12 N
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Stephen Hough, Dallas Sym, Litton. Hyperion 67501/2.
  • Weill: Little Threepenny Music. Members of the London Sym Orch, Thomas. CBS 44529.
  • Sibelius: Finlandia. Gothenburg Sym, Laulun Ystavat Male Choir, Jarvi. BIS 314.
1 PM
  • Lang, D.: Cheating, Lying, Stealing. Bang on a Can. Canteloupe 21010.
  • Guryan: Chopsticks Variations. Margo Guryan. Oglio 81619.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D for strings, K. 136. Freiburg Baroque Orch, Mullejans. Harmonia Mundi 901809.

Tuesday, January 19

11 AM

  • Delalande: Concert de Trompettes, from Symphonies for the King's Suppers. La Simphonie du Marais, Reyne. Harmonia Mundi 901303.
  • Villa-Lobos: Suite Populaire Bresilienne. Norbert Kraft. Naxos 8.553987.
  • Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor. Sol Gabetta, Munich Radio Orch, Rasilainen. RCA 75912.
  • Delibes: Les Filles de Cadix, arr. cello and orchestra. Sol Gabetta, Prague Phil, Olivieri-Munroe. RCA 359622.
12 N
  • Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance, Overture. Scottish Chamber Orch, Faris. Nimbus 5066.
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat for strings, Op. 20. Leipzig String Quartet and friends. MDG 307 1057.
  • Loewe: Camelot, Medley. Richard Hayman and His Orchestra. Naxos 8.555015.
1 PM
  • Mason: Ballade and Barcarolle. Kenneth Boulton. Naxos 8.559142.
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80246.

Monday, January 18

11 AM

  • Beethoven: Egmont Overture. New York Phil, Masur. Teldec 9031 77313.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi. Telarc 80616.
12 N
  • Roumain, D. (DBR): Quartet No. 5, "Rosa Parks": mvts 1-2 (Klap Ur Handz; "I made up my mind not to move"). Lark Quartet. Endeavour 1918.
  • Still: Symphony No. 4, "Autochthonous" (1947). Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter. Naxos 8.559603.
  • Ellington/Klatka: Duke Ellington Tribute. Denver Brass. Klavier 77034.
1 PM
  • Stenhammar: Excelsior! symphonic overture. Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi. DG 445 857.
  • Dvorak: "American" Quartet in F, arr. wind quintet. Ma'alot Quintet. MDG 345 1356.
  • Tansman: Triptyque: finale. Quatuor Elysee. Naxos 8.570235.

Thursday, January 14

11 AM

  • Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So, arr. piano trio. Trio Solisti. Bridge 9296.
  • Mozart (age 13): Serenade in D, K. 100. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marriner. Philips 426 388.
  • Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, arr. piano trio. Trio Solisti. Bridge 9296.
12 N
  • Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings. Martin Jones, English String Orch, Boughton. Nimbus 7037.
  • Bogdanovic: Sevdalinka for string quartet and guitar duo (1997). Daedalus Quartet; Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo. MSR Classics 1298.
  • Fesch: Concerto No. 1 in D major. Musica ad Rhenum. NM Classics 92054.
  • Beethoven: "Appassionata" Sonata (Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57). Fazil Say. Naive 5016.
1 PM
  • Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major. Mischa Maisky, Sergio Tiempo. DG.
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra music director George Del Gobbo in conversation on Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11(details on the CSO's Saturday concert here)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, "The Year 1905": 3rd mvt, "In Memoriam." Russian National Orch, Pletnev. PentaTone 5186 076.
  • Gillingham: Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble (1997). Georgia's own Columbus State University Wind Ensemble, with conductor Robert Rumbelow. Naxos 8.572319.

Wednesday, January 13

11 AM

  • GPB's live coverage of Gov. Sonny Perdue's State of the State address
12 N
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. Zuill Baley, San Francisco Ballet Orch, West. Telarc 80724.
  • Turina: Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor. Trio Solisti. Bridge 9296.
  • Strauss: Don Juan. Vienna Phil, Dohnanyi. London 430 508.
  • Poulenc: Capriccio after The Masked Ball. Roland Pontinen, Love Dervinger. BIS 593.
1 PM
  • Leclair: Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 9/3. Simon Standage, Nicholas Parle. Chandos 0726.
  • Raff: Symphony No. 11, "Winter." Philharmonia Hungarica, Albert. CPO 999 536.

Concert Calendar, January 12-21

Highlights from classical concerts across Georgia, January 12-21. Information is believed accurate but has not been certified by a notary. Please check details before you head out. But do head out! Live music by live people. Get some.

Tuesday, January 12
  • Tuesday’s Music Live, America’s largest luncheon concert series, resumes its 22nd season with a free concert featuring the Augusta Symphony String Quartet. Noon, St. Paul’s Church, downtown Augusta. (Next concert is January 26 with ETA3.)
Wednesday, January 13
  • Mercer University’s McDuffie Center for Strings continues its fine series of free concerts with violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen at Fickling Hall on the Macon campus, 7:30. (478) 301-5751.
Friday, January 15
  • The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society and Augusta State University present the group that New York Magazine called “the most exciting piano trio in America”: Trio Solisti. Program: Rachmaninoff’s Trio in G minor, Brahms’s Trio in C major, Turina’s Trio in B minor and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. 8:00, Maxwell Theatre, ASU campus, Augusta.
  • You’ll be hearing a lot this year about two giants of Romantic music born 200 years ago, in 1810. First up in Emory University’s Chopin/ Schumann Bicentennial Celebration Series from the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta: pianist Laura Gordy plays solo Chopin, and clarinetist Laura Ardan and horn player Brice Andrus join in for Schumann. Noon, Carlos Museum, Atlanta. Free.
Saturday, January 16
  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents two great symphonies on a program called, coincidentally, Two Great Symphonies. They're Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905." Music director George Del Gobbo conducts. Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter, Columbus, 7:30.
Sunday, January 17
  • The Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra makes its Atlanta premiere at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center. It’s an evening of Tchaikovsky from the orchestra that makes its home in the Tchaikovsky Hall of the fabled Moscow Conservatory. With violinist Nadezda Tokareva, cellist Julian Schwarz, conductor Alexei Kornienko. 5 p.m.
January 19-20
  • The Knights of the Round Table descend upon Columbus at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Lerner & Loewe’s masterpiece Camelot, 7:30 both evenings.
Wednesday, January 20
  • Cellist Andres Díaz gives a free recital, 7:30 p.m., Legacy Hall, RiverCenter, presented by Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music.
Thursday, January 21
  • And CSU’s Schwob School of Music gets in on the anniversary action with part 1 of its Chopin & Schumann 200th Anniversary Series, 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter, Columbus.

Tuesday, January 12

11 AM

  • Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor. Nikolaj Znaider, Staatskapelle Dresden, Davis. RCA 88697 60588.
12 N
  • Reich: Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings: Fast. London Sinfonietta, Pierson. Nonesuch 406780.
  • Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango. Trio Solisti. Bridge 9296.
  • Josquin: Ave Maria. Gabrieli Consort, McCreesh. DG 477 7635.

Monday, January 11

11 AM

  • Handel: Harp Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4/6. Maxine Eilander, Tafelmusik, Lamon. Analekta 9811.
  • Chopin: Mazurka in D-flat, Op. 30/3. Vassily Primakov. Bridge 9289.
  • Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestre de Paris, Barenboim (recorded live in Paris 1984, first released 2009). DG 289 477 8569.
  • Aldrige: The Zebra for marimba (2008). Thomas Burritt. Bridge 9311 A/B.
12 N
  • Grieg: Slatter, Suite for Orchestra. Royal Scottish National Orch, Engeset. Naxos 8.557854.
  • Roncalli: Guitar Sonata No. 1 in G major, from Capricci Armonici (1692). Richard Savino. Dorian 90804.
  • Fleck, Hussain & Meyer: The Melody of Rhythm, triple concerto for banjo, tablas and bass. Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Detroit Sym, Slatkin. E1 KOC-CD-2024.
  • Bolcom: The Graceful Ghost Rag, concert variation for violin and piano (1983) . Scott Corklin, Huckleberry.
1 PM
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major. Lisa Batiashvili, German Chamber Phil Bremen. SonyBMG 88697334002.
  • Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860, from Book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Maurizio Pollini. DG B0013637.

Thursday, January 6

11 AM

  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat, K. 456. Martha Argerich, Bavarian Radio Sym, Jochum. BR Klassik 40357 1900701.
  • Massenet: Meditation from Thais. Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin Phil, Karajan. EMI 74764.
  • Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35. Estonian National Sym, Jarvi. Virgin 0946 3 44722.
12 N
  • Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Op. 107 (1902). Paula Robison, Charleston Sym, Stahl. Pergola 1032.
  • Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano. Charles Russo, Eric Bartlett, Beata Degoyan. Premier 1062.
  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D. Ensemble Sonnerie, Huggett. Avie 2171.
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25. Sarah Chang, Berlin Phil, Domingo. EMI 57220.
1 PM
  • Kernis: Musica Celestis for string orchestra. City of Birmingham Sym, Wolff. Argo 448 900.
  • Guastavino: La rosa y el sauce. Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin. ECM 1975.
  • Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole. Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin. ECM 1975.
  • Kodaly: Hungarian Rondo. Orpheus Chamber Orch. DG 447 109.
  • Schoenfield: Cafe Music: Allegro. James Ehnes, Edward Arron, Andrew Russo. Black Box 1109.

Wednesday, January 6

Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony, which we hear today, is on the Atlanta Symphony program at Atlanta's Symphony Hall this Thursday through Sunday. On GPB we hear another concert tie-in as well: Mikhail Glinka's trio for winds and piano, which principal players of Symphony Orchestra Augusta perform in Evans on Friday. Further January calendar listings to be posted later this week.

Here's today's Midday Music playlist:

11 AM
  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter (Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8/4, TV 297). Cho-Liang Lin, Sejong, Newman. Naxos 8.557920.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral." BBC Scottish Sym, Vanska. BBC Music Magazine Vol. 8/3.
  • Netzer: Taksim. Ivana Bilic.
12 N
  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2, reconstr. for oboe solo (instead of flute) by Gonzalo Ruiz. Ensemble Sonnerie, Gonzalo Ruiz, Huggett. Avie 2171.
  • Hersh: Chorinho Picante. Jac Van Geem.
  • Bizet: L'Arlesienne: Farandole (March of the Three Kings). Toronto Sym, Davis. Sony 47278.
  • Mouton: Nesciens Mater. Gabrieli Consort, McCreesh. DG 477 7635.
  • Glinka: Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano. Midsummer's Music. Centaur 2206.
  • Bach: Cantata No. 35: Sinfonia I. Camerata Academica Salzburg, Norrington. Decca 289 466 570.
1 PM
  • Khatchaturian: Sparctacus, Ballet Suite No. 2. Scottish National Orch, Jarvi.
  • Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41/3. Takacs Quartet. Hyperion 67631.

Tuesday, January 5

11 AM

  • Telemann: Introduction for Three in C. Bruggen, Kuijken, Kuijken, Leonhardt. Pro Arte 293.
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 for two pianos. Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire. DG 289 477 8570.
  • Aguila: Charango Capriccioso. Camerata San Antonio. Bridge 9302.
12 N
  • Frank: Ritmos Anchinos: Harawi para Colquipolcro. Silk Road Ensemble incl. Wu Man and Wu Tong. World Village 46095.
  • Lam: Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain: Rain. Silk Road Ensemble incl. Kojiro Umezaki. World Village 468095.
  • Vivaldi: "La Tempesta di Mare," Violin Concerto in E-flat, Op. 8/5, RV 253. Daniel Hope, Chamber Orchestra of Europe. DG 289 477 7463.
  • Dvorak: Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op. 85: selections. Vassily Primakov. Bridge 9309.
1 PM
  • Noblet: Second Suite for Harpsichord: La Promenade de St Cloud. Charlotte Mattax Moersch. Centaur 3005.
  • Beach: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 34: mvts 2-4. Arcos Trio, members. White Pine 202.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 38 in C major. English Concert, Pinnock. Archiv 427 661.

Monday, January 4

Happy new year!

Hope your holidays were good. Thanks to Eric Nauert and Russell Wells of GPB member station WSVH for hosting Midday Music while I was away. For Midday Music playlists since my previous posting here, please see WSVH's music archive. And on to today!

11 AM
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, "Emperor." Evgeny Kissin, London Sym, Davis. EMI 50999 2 06311.
  • Arensky: Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos. Lyubov Bruk & Mark Taimanov, piano duo. Philips 456 736.
12 N
  • Wagenseil: Symphony in E, WV 393. Stuttgart Chamber Orch, Goritzki. CPO 777 112.
  • Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: mvts 1-3, 6. Scottish Chamber Orch, Mackerras. Telarc 80522.
  • DiLorenzo: A Little Russian Circus: Tent of Terror. Burning River Brass. Dorian 90293.
1 PM
  • Mozart: String Quintet No. 2 in C, K. 515. Takacs String Quartet, Gyorgy Pauk. London 430 772.
  • Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges, Overture. Baltimore Sym, Zinman. Telarc 80271.