Wednesday, June 30

Two quick announcements before today's playlist:

1. Today is the end of GPB's fiscal year. If you have not yet joined GPB as a member or renewed your membership lately, please do your part to support your local public radio station today, at or 800-222-4788. Thank you!

2. The beginning of July marks my tenth anniversary as host of GPB's midday classical program. I'd like to celebrate by playing requests - music you particularly want to hear. Please email me ( your name and town and what piece you're requesting. Go ahead and deluge me with and I'll see how many I can fit in at the beginning of next week. Thanks! - Sarah

And now, for another day of new releases.

11 AM
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto in A-flat for Two Pianos and Orchestra. Silver Garbug Piano Duo, Bavarian Chamber Phil, Hogwood. Oehms 739.
  • Bolcom, W.: Recuerdos (1991). Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, pianos. Naxos 8.559244.
12 N
  • Salieri: Sinfonia from Act 4 of Axur, King of Ormus; Sinfonia from Act 2 of La Calamita de' Cori. Mannheim Mozart Orch, Fey. Hanssler 98.554.
  • Brahms: Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 120/2. Roberto Diaz, Jeremy Denk. Naxos 8.570827.
  • Adams, J.: The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra). San Francisco Sym, de Waart. Nonesuch 524842 (I Am Love soundtrack).
  • Glazunov: Les Ruses d'amour: selections. Romanian State Orch, Andreescu. Naxos 8.572447.
1 PM
  • Rachmaninoff: Vocalise. Detroit Sym, Slatkin. Naxos 8.572458.
  • Korngold: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26. Aron Quartett. CPO 777 436.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 6/3. Mercury Baroque, Plante. HPR 00621.
  • Schubert: Impromptu Op. 90/1. Vassily Primakov. Bridge 9327.

Tuesday, June 29

Three hours of new releases.

11 AM
12 N
  • Granados: Piano Trio, Op. 50. LOM Piano Trio. Naxos 8.572262.
  • Vaughan Williams: The Wasps, Overture. Royal Liverpool Phil, Judd. Naxos 8.572304.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6/2. Mercury Baroque, Plante. HPR 00621.
  • Scodanibbio, S.: Sandunga, from Mexican Songbook. Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Dorian 92108.
  • Sierra, R.: Mambo 7/16. Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Dorian 92108.
1 PM
  • Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Winds in B-flat, Op. 6. London Conchord Ensemble. Champs Hill 001.
  • Mendelssohn: Ave Maria. Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Collegium Players, Carrington. Naxos 8.572161.
  • Dorman, A.: Mandolin Concerto (2006). Avi Avital, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr. Naxos 8.559620.

Monday, June 28

11 AM

  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2. Lausanne Chamber Orch, Lopez-Cobos. Telarc 80309.
  • Haydn: Baryton Trio No. 97 in D major. Esterhazy Machine. Friends of Music 36-811.
  • Elgar: Three Bavarian Dances, Op. 27. New Zealand Sym, Judd. Naxos 8.557577.
12 N
  • Traditional, Cape Breton: Hector the Hero. Caroline Goulding, Janine Randall. Telarc 80744.
  • Packham, B.: Cape Breton Concerto for flute and orchestra. Chris Norman, Camerata Bariloche Chamber Orch of Argentina. Dorian 90250.
  • Traditional Cape Breton: Medley. Caroline Goulding, Janine Randall. Telarc 80744.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. Jonathan Biss, Orpheus Chamber Orch. EMI 50999 2 17270.
1 PM
  • Paradies: Toccata in A. Philip Martin. Hyperion 67379.
  • Gade: Symphony No. 1, "On the Fair Plains of Zealand [Sjolund]." Danish National Radio Sym, Kitajenko. Chandos 9422.
  • Veracini: Violin Sonata Op. 1, No. 1 in G minor. Enrico Casazza, La Magnifica Comunita. Brilliant 93809.

Wednesday, June 23

11 AM

  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat. Nicholas Angelich, Frankfurt Radio Sym, Jarvi. Virgin 266349.
  • Glinka: The Lark. Evgeny Kissin. RCA 09026 63884.
12 N
  • Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg et al. EMI 56481.
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 468. Georg Solti, Melos Quartet (members). London 417 190.
  • Halvorsen: Entry March of the Boyars. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel.
  • Wiren: Serenade in G major, Op. 11. Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Studt. Naxos 8.553106.
1 PM
  • Schubert: Piano Pieces, D. 946: No. 3 in C major. Nikolai Demidenko. Hyperion 67091/2.
  • Beethoven: Op. 130 String Quartet (No. 13 in B-flat). Cypress String Quartet. Cypress Volume 2.

Tuesday, June 22

11 AM

  • Haydn: Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major. Hermann Baumann, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Brown. Philips 422 346.
  • Eccles: Sonata in G minor for cello and piano. Amit Peled, Eliza Ching. Centaur 3047.
  • Stanford: Symphony No. 7 in D minor. Bournemouth Sym, Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.570285.
12 N
  • Foscarini: Tasteggiata; Corrente; Volta francese. Ensemble Kapsberger, Lislevand. Naive 8852.
  • Ravel: Miroirs: Une barque sur l'ocean; Alborada del gracioso. Tzimon Barto. Ondine 1095.
  • Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra. Arthur Grumiaux, New Philharmonia Orch, Wallberg. PentaTone 5186 117.
  • Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song (Auf Flugeln des Gesanges). Amit Peled, Eliza Ching. Centaur 3047.
1 PM
  • Farrenc: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in E-flat, Op. 44. Engerer, Guyot, Salque. Naive 5033.
  • Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, "Midsummer Vigil." Iceland Sym, Sakari. Chandos 9313.
  • Tansman: Sonatine for bassoon and piano (1952). Dag Jensen, Midori Kitagawa. MDG 603 0585.

Monday, June 21

11 AM

  • Dvorak: "American" Quartet (String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96). Emerson String Quartet.
  • Merula: Chiaccona Canzone. Maurice Steger et al. Harmonia Mundi 902024.
  • Krommer: Concerto for Two Clarinets and Orchestra, Op. 35. Stanley Drucker, Naomi Drucker, Bohuslav Martinu Phil, Tiboris. Elysium 714.
  • Uccellini: Symphonia 14, La Foschina. Maurice Steger et al. Harmonia Mundi 902024.
12 N
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina Canonica. Brasil Guitar Duo. Naxos 8.570778.
  • Bach: Oboe d'Amore Concerto in A major, reconstr. after Keyboard Concerto BWV 1055. Thomas Stacy, Toronto Chamber Orch, Mallon. Naxos 8.570735.
  • Bozza: Andantino for trombone trio. Chicago Trombone Consort. Albany 1183.
  • Debussy: La Mer. Cleveland Orch, Boulez. DG 439 896.
1 PM
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6/4. Mercury Baroque, Plante. HPR 00521.
  • Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 76. Nicholas Angelich. Virgin 50999 266349.
  • Rota: The Leopard, Dances. Scala Phil Orch, Muti. Sony 66279.

Wednesday, June 16

11 AM

  • Boismortier: Sonata in D minor for three flutes. Sibelius Academy Baroque Ensemble. Ondine 736.
  • Dohnanyi: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D minor. Michael Ludwig, Royal Scottish National Orch, Falletta. Naxos 8.570833.
12 N
  • Nelhybel: Tower Music. Rhineberger: Abendlied. Chicago Trombone Consort. Albany 1183.
  • Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances for four cellos. Matt Haimovitz, Uccello. Oxingale 2007.
  • Strauss: Aus Italien. Scottish National Orch, Jarvi. Chandos 10218.
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Prelude. New Jersey Sym, Macal. Delos 3217.
1 PM
  • Part: Spiegel im Spiegel. Angele Dubeau, La Pieta. Analekta 8731.
  • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat for violin and viola, K. 364. Rafael Durian, Abraham Skernick, Cleveland Orch, Szell. CBS 37810.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor. Maurizio Pollini. DG B0000059-02.

Tuesday, June 15

Czech it out.

11 AM
  • Smetana: Prague Carnival. BBC Phil, Noseda. Chandos 10413.
  • Mozart: "Prague" Symphony (No. 38 in D major, K. 504). English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Philips 426 283.
  • Dvorak: Five Prague Waltzes. Russian Phil, Yablonsky. Naxos 8.501701.
12 N
  • Smetana: The Moldau (Vltava). London Sym, Davis. LSO 0061.
  • Friml: From Bohemian Woods. Stephanie Chase, Sara Davis Buechner. Koch 7662.
  • Brubeck, C.: Prague Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. Chris Brubeck, Czech National Sym, Freeman. Koch 7653.
  • Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslas." Virtuosi di Praga, Vlcek. Discover 920234.
  • Dvorak: From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68: In the Spinning-room; Witches' Sabbath. Silke-Thora Matthies, Christian Kohn. Naxos 8.553137.
1 PM
  • Fibich: Quintet in D for piano, clarinet, horn, violin and cello, Op. 42. Endymion Ensemble. ASV 943.
  • Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen, Suite. Czech State Phil Brno, Serebrier. Reference 75.

Monday, June 14

11 AM

  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Three Dances. Janacek Phil, Kuchar. Brilliant 93634.
  • Rubinstein: Six Characteristic Pieces, Op. 50. Yaara Tal, Andreas Groethuysen. Sony 47199.
  • Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 4 in G major. Gil Shaham, Sejong Soloists. Canary 08.
12 N
  • Piazzolla: Oblivion. Santa Barbara Sym, Ben-Dor. Delos 3345.
  • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581. Dieter Kloecker, Consortium Classicum. CPO 999 802.
  • Rodrigo: Sounds of the Giralda (Seville Fantasia). Gwyneth Wentink, Asturas Sym, Valdes. Naxos 8.555843.
  • Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Overture. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80334.
1 PM
  • Saint-Saens: Aimons-nous; Oboe Sonata, Op. 166. Bart Schneeman, Paolo Giacometti. Brilliant 93688.
  • Graupner: Overture in F for Recorder and Strings. Les Idees Heureuse, Soly. Analekta 9115.
  • Wagner: Good Friday Music, from Parsifal. Philadelphia Orch, Thielemann. DG 289 453 485.

Wednesday, June 9

11 AM

  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6/5. Mercury Baroque, Plante. HPR 00621.
  • Svendsen: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat. Oslo Phil, Jansons. EMI 49769.
  • Buchner: Sonata No. 9 in C major from Plectrum musicum. Parnassi Musici. CPO 777 132.
12 N
  • Dunne, M.: Eleno, Kerko Eleno (Macedonian song). Assad, C.: Kalajdzisko Oro (Macedonian dance). Cavatina Duo. Cedille 90000 117.
  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole for violin and orchestra. Isaac Stern, Philadelphia Orch, Ormandy. CBS 37811.
  • Bacalov, L.: Triple Concerto for Bandoneon, Piano and Soprano: 1st mvmt. Bacalov, Mosalini, Santa Barbara Sym, Ben-Dor. Delos 3345.
  • Bacalov, L.: Theme from Il Postino. Santa Barbara Sym, Ben-Dor. Delos 3345.
1 PM
  • Albeniz: Iberia, Book 2. Marc-Andre Hamelin. Hyperion 67476/7.
  • Mendelssohn: Sextet in D major for violin, two violas, cello, bass and piano, Op. 110. Bartholdy Pian Quartet, Darzins, Wagner. Naxosu 8.550966.

Tuesday, June 8

It's the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann, born June 8, 1810 in Zwickau, Germany. Here's a soul-feeding bicentennial spread of pure, healthful, 100% all-natural Schumann (well, except for a slight Liszt additive in hour 2 to preserve taste).

11 AM
  • Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63. Nicholas Angelich, Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon. EMI 89241.
  • Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52. Philharmonia Orch, Thielemann. DG 289 459 680.
12 N
  • Schumann: Concert Piece in G, Op. 92, "Introduction and Allegro Appassionato" for piano and orchestra. Murray Perahia, Berlin Phil, Abbado. Sony 64577.
  • Schumann/Liszt: Widmung (Dedication). Geoffrey Tozer. Chandos 9471.
  • Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Helene Grimaud, Staatskapelle Dresden, Salonen. DG 389 477 5719.
  • Schumann: Romance in A major, Op. 94/2. Gil Shaham, Rohan de Silva. DG 427 659.
1 PM
  • Schumann: Arabesque in C major, Op. 18. Jonathan Biss. EMI 65391.
  • Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44. Argerich, Schwartzberg, Hall, Imai, Maisky. EMI 55484.

Monday, June 7

We're off to southeastern Europe for a Balkan first hour, sparked by the Cavatina Duo's new recording of Balkan-inspired music for flute and guitar, The Balkan Project. In the second hour it's Mozart with Columbus, Ga. native Gabriela Diaz, violin, and then off to the fairy-filled Shakespearean woods for midsummer Mendelssohn.

11 AM
  • Rivera, C. R.: Raven Dance, a Serbian song. & Ivanovic, V.: Kad ja podjoh na Bembasu, a Bosnian song. Cavatina Duo. Cedille 90000 117, The Balkan Project.
  • Beach: Variations on Balkan Themes, Op. 60. Joanne Polk. Arabesque 6693.
  • Nilovic: Suite Balkanique: Oriental. L'Ensemble de Trombones de Paris. Crystal 223.
  • Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11/1. Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel. Telarc 80606.
12 N
  • Gabrieli: Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2. Chicago Trombone Consort. Albany 1183.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 254. Byron Schenkman, Gabriela Diaz, Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales. Centaur 3031.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture and Incidental Music. Montreal Sym Orch, Dutoit. London 417 541.
1 PM
  • Fasch: Bassoon Concerto in C major. Sergio Azzolini, La Stravaganza Cologne. CPO 777 015.
  • Stenhammar: Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 31. Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi. DG 445 857.
  • Haydn: Baryton Trio No. 35 in A major. The Esterhazy Machine. Friends of Music 36-811.

Wednesday, June 2

Can't find a Midday Music playlist you're looking for on this page? Shows hosted by Russell Wells and Eric Nauert are listed here.

11 AM
  • Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94b. Mikhail Simonyan, Alexei Podkorytov. Delos 3385.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. Malcolm Bilson, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Archiv 419 609.
12 N
  • Dibb, J.: Provence. Chicago Trombone Consort. Albany 1182.
  • Revueltas: Night of the Maya: Night of Revelry. Simon Bolivar Orch, Dudamel. DG 14281.
  • Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy in C major. Alfred Brendel. Philips 422 062.
  • Haydn: Baryton Trio No. 124 in G major. The Esterhazy Machine. Friends of Music 36-811.
  • Piazzolla: Tango Suite. Yo-Yo Ma, Sergio & Odair Assad. Sony 63122.
1 PM
  • Sung, S.: Dance of the White Lotus under the Silver Moon (1998). Jonathan Keeble, Ann Yeung. Albany 1185.
  • Dukas: Symphony in C major. BBC Phil, Tortelier. Chandos 9225.