Monday, April 19

11 AM

  • Turkish/Sephardic/Armenian: tracks 12-15 from the CD Istanbul. Hesperion XXI, Savall. Alia Vox 9870.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Serenata: 1st mvmt. Gwyneth Wentink, Asturias Sym, Valdes. Naxos 8.555843.
  • Chopin: Three Ecossaises Op. 113, "Butterfly" Etude, Preludes in B major and C minor, and Mazurka in B minor, played respectively by Pletnev, Ashkenazy, Gulda and Michelangeli. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
  • Hartmann: Hakon Jarl. Danish National Sym Orch, Dausgaard. Dacapo 8.226103-04.
12 N
  • Traditional British: Scotch Cap (1651); Canaries (1620s). Baltimore Consort. Dorian 90601.
  • Wagner: The Flying Dutchman, Overture. Cleveland Orch, Szell. CBS 38486.
  • Lhoyer: Duo Concertante in E minor for two guitars, Op. 31/3. Josiane Rabemananjara, Philippe Spinosi. Naive 30396.
  • Chopin: Mazurka in A minor and Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat, played respectively by Vladimir Horowitz and Zoltan Kocsis. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
1 PM
  • Gliere: Bronze Horseman: Dancing Scene. BBC Phil, Downes. Chandos 9379.
  • Khatchaturian: Spartacus: Adagio. Swedish Radio Sym, Svetlanov. Ondine 938.
  • Biber: Violin Sonata No. 3: Variatio. Romanesca. Harmonia Mundi 907134.35.
  • Copland: The Red Pony, Film Suite: conclusion. Buffalo Phil, Falletta. Naxos 8.559240.

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Thursday, April 15

11 AM

  • Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor. Maria Joao Pires. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini. Naive 30412.
  • Goldmark: Rustic Wedding: Wedding March. Pittsburgh Sym, Previn.
  • Chopin: Preludes in E minor and A major, Op. 28, Nos. 4 & 7. Rafal Blechacz. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
12 N
  • Chopin: Berceuse in D-flat. Helene Grimaud. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
  • Mahon: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F major. Colin Lawson, Parley of Instruments, Holman. Hyperion 66896.
  • Keillor: "Unfriended"
  • Tyson: A Ceiling Full of Stars. TCU Percussion Ensemble, West. Albany 1159.
1 PM
  • Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9/2. Daniel Barenboim. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).
  • Bernstein: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes. Bournemouth Sym, Alsop. Naxos 8.559177.
  • Schubert: Magic Harp (Rosamunde) Overture. Chamber Orch of Europe, Abbado. DG 423 656.
  • Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor. Maurizio Pollini. DG 13976 (Chopin Gold).

Wednesday, April 14

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11 AM
  • Chopin: "Heroic" Polonaise. Maurizio Pollini. DG B13986 (Chopin Gold).
  • Holst: St. Paul's Suite. English Sinfonia, Griffiths. Naxos 8.570339.
  • Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Prelude. Philadelphia Orch, Thielemann. DG 289 453 485.
  • Chopin: "Raindrop" Prelude. Martha Argerich. DG B13986 (Chopin Gold).
12 N
  • Marquez: Danzon No. 2. Simon Bolivar Youth Orch of Venezulela, Dudamel. DG B13458.
  • Chopin: "Minute" Waltz; Waltz in C-sharp minor. Maria Joao Pires; Sara Alice Ott. DG B13986 (Chopin Gold).
  • Susato: The Danserye, selections. University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Junkin. Reference 104.
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold. Berlin, Phil, Rattle.
1 PM
  • Chopin: "Revolutionary" Etude. Vladimir Ashkenazy. DG B13986 (Chopin Gold).
  • Strauss: Capriccio: Sextet (Overture). Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 8758.
  • Prokofiev: Two Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120. Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 8472.
  • Handel: Harp Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4/6. Maxine Eilander, Tafelmusik Baroque Orch, Lamon. Analekta 9811.

Tuesday, April 13

11 AM

  • Friml: From Bohemian Woods; Mazurka. Stephanie Chase, Sara Davis Buechner. Koch 7662.
  • Strauss: On a Forest Path, Op. 91, transcr winds. National Chamber Players, Graham. Klavier 11114.
  • Sibelius: Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 75, "The Trees" (When the Rowan Flowers, The Lonely Pine, The Aspen, The Birch, The Spruce). Ralf Gothoni. Ondine 847.
  • Hovhaness: String Quartet No. 4, "The Ancient Tree" ("Under the Ancient Maple Tree"). Shanghai quartet. Delos 3162.
  • Traditional Scottish: The Flowers of the Forest. Puirt a Baroque. Marquis 7471-81223.
  • York, A.: Muir Woods. Andrew York (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet). Sony 60274.
12 N
  • Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile. Scottish Chamber Orch, Serebrier. ASV 719.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major. Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland. Satirino 063.
  • Higdon, J.: Zaka. eighth blackbird. Cedille 90000 0694.
1 PM
  • Reinecke: Trio in A minor for oboe, horn and piano, Op. 188. Dallas Chamber Players. Klavier 11050.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 8 in G major, "Evening." Philharmonia Hungarica, Dorati. London 421 627.
  • Rubinstein: Kammenoi-Ostrow, Op. 10/22. Zora Mihailovich. Centaur 2235.

Monday, April 12

Trees and forests - a musical sylvan sojourn.

11 AM
  • Wagner: Forest Murmurs, from Siegfried. Met Orch, Levine. DG 447 764.
  • Popper: In the Woods (Im Walde, Op. 50). Wendy Warner, Eileen Buck. Cedille 011.
  • Respighi: The Pines of Rome. Berlin Phil, Karajan. DG 449 724.
12 N
  • Dvorak: Silent Woods (Waldesruhe, Op. 68/5). Han-Na Chang, Philharmonia Orch, Slatkin. EMI 562507.
  • Higdon: Peachtree Street, from CityScape. Atlanta Sym, Spano. Telarc 80620.
  • Rudnev: The Old Lime Tree. Artyom Dervoed. Naxos 8.570447.
  • Schumann: Forest Scenes (Waldszenen, Op. 82). Dejan Lazic. Channel 27609.
  • Handel: Semele: Where'er you walk. Ian Bostridge, Orch of the Age of Enlightenment. EMI 82243.
1 PM
  • Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks, Concerto in E-flat for Chamber Orchestra. Orpheus Chamber Orch. DG 445 541.
  • Tournier: Toward the Spring in the Woods (Vers la Source dans le Bois). Yolanda Kondonassis. Telarc 80488.
  • Bax: The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew. Ulster Orch, Thomson. Chandos 8367.
  • Smetana: From Bohemias Woods and Fields, from Ma Vlast.

Wednesday, April 7

(For Thursday and Friday's playlists, see April 8-9 in my co-hosts' listings here.)

11 AM
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Spring. Stefania Azzaro, Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini. Naive 30363.
  • Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony: mvts 2-4. Russian National Orch, Pletnev.
  • Yi, C.: Jing Marimba. Gordon Stout. Bridge 9311.
12 N
  • Bizet: L'Arlesienne, Suite No. 2. Montreal Sym, Dutoit. London 417 839.
  • Ponce: La Pajarera. David Russell. Telarc 31979.
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C major. Barry Douglas, Chee-Yun, Andres Diaz, Camerata Ireland. Satirino 073.
1 PM
  • Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34. James Galway, Christopher O'Riley. BMG RCA 68351.
  • Muffat: Propitious Constellations (Concerto Grosso No. 12 in G major). Musica Aeterna Bratislava, Zajicek. Naxos 555743.
  • Schumann: Fantasy in C for violin and piano, Op. 131. Jennifer Koh, Reiko Uchida. Cedille 073.

Tuesday, April 6

11 AM

  • Leo: Cello Concerto in D minor. Christina Mahler, Tafelmusik, Lamon. Analekta 9815.
  • Bruch: Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83: Nos. 5-8. Kirkbride, Levine, Woods. Summit 259.
  • Debussy: Petite Suite. Philharmonia Orch, Simon. Cala 1025.
12 N
  • Traditional Norwegian/Fuglseth: The Song of Roland. Trio Mediaeval. ECM 2003.
  • Lajtha: Hortobagy: Gallop in the Puszta. Pecs Sym, Pasquet. Marco Polo 223667.
  • Farrenc: Nonette in E-flat, Op. 38. Bernold, Leleux, Guyot et al. Naive 5033.
  • Sarasate: Miramar; Viva Sevilla! Tianwa Yang, Navarra Sym, Izquierdo. Naxos 8.572191.
1 PM
  • Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor. Royal Stockholm Phil, Rozhdestvensky. Brilliant 93348.
  • Pierne: Impromptu-Caprice for harp, Op. 9. Susann McDonald. Klavier 11133.
  • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending. Hilary Hahn, London Sym, Davis. DG 3026.

Monday, April 5

11 AM

  • Bach: Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: first three movements. Taverner Consort and Players, Parrott. Virgin 62068.
  • Mozart: Divertimento No. 16 in E-flat for winds, K. 289. Consortium Classicum, Kloecker. CPO 999 822.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture. Baltimore Sym, Zinman. Telarc 80378.
  • Schimmel, C.: Serving Size 4 Bunnies. Line C3 percussion ensemble.,
12 N
  • Weill: Threepenny Opera, Suite. Chicago Pro Musica. Reference 2102.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Serenata for harp and orchestra (1952). Gwyneth Wentink, Asturias Sym, Valdes. Naxos 8.555843.
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture, arr. trombone and piano. Joseph Alessi, Warren Jones. Naxos 8.570232.
1 PM
  • Zenamon: Sonatina Andina for two guitars. Julian Gray, Ronald Pearl. Dorian 90230.
  • Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41/4. Eroica Quartet. Harmonia Mundi 907270.
  • Bach: Oboe Concerto in A major after Keyboard Concerto No. 4, BWV 1055. John Abberger and ensemble. Analekta 9910.