Wednesday, July 28

11 AM

  • Glazunov: Les Ruses d'amour: Conclusion. Romanian State Orch, Andreescu. Naxos 8.572447.
  • Bargiel, Woldemar (half-brother of Clara Wieck Schumann and brother-in-law of Robert Schumann): Violin Sonata in F minor. Gudrun Schaumann, Christoph Hammer. Capriccio 5041 (pictured at right).
  • Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile, Op. 11. Yo-Yo Ma, Pittsburgh Sym, Maazel. Sony 93927.
12 N
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, RV 503. Sergio Azzolini, L'Aura Soava Cremona, Cantalupi. Naive 30496.
  • Martinu: Piano Concerto No. 2. Robert Kolinsky, Basel Sym, Ashkenazy. Ondine 1158.
  • Thuille: Piano Quintet in G minor. Falk Quartet, Tomer Lev. Champs Hill 001.
1 PM
  • Telemann: Sonata in F minor for strings and continuo. Capriccio Baroque Orch, Kiefer. Tudor 7177.
  • Grieg: Norwegian Dance Op. 35/2; Last Spring, Op 34/2. Iceland Sym, Engeset. Naxos 8.557017.
  • Bach, C.P.E.: Keyboard Sonata in C minor, H. 27, Wq. 48/4. Danny Driver. Hyperion 67786.
  • Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements. Chicago Sym, Boulez. CSO Resound 901 918.

Tuesday, July 27

11 AM

  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Estio (Summer Concerto) for violin and orchesta. Agustin Leon Ara, London Sym, Batiz. EMI 37681.
  • Joachim: Romance for violin and piano in C major. Gudrun Schuamann, Christoph Hammer. Capriccio 5040.
  • Bruch: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat. Staatskapelle Weimar, Halasz. Naxos 8.570994.
12 N
  • Weelkes: Five songs arr. instruments. Piffaro. Navona 823.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90. Angela Hewitt. Hyperion 67797.
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto in E major for Two Pianos and Orchestra. Silver Garburg Piano Duo, Bavarian Chamber Phil, Hogwood. Oehms 739.
1 PM
  • Glass: The Hours: morning Passages. Ryan Brown (The 5 Browns). E1 Entertainment 2041.
  • Freitas Branco: Symphony No. 3: mvts 2-4. RTE National Sym, Cassuto. Naxos 8.572370.

Monday, July 26

11 AM
  • Vaughan Williams/Jacob: English Folk Song Suite. Royal Liverpool Phil, Judd. Naxos 8.572304.
  • Corelli: Recorder Concerto No. 4 in F major. Maurice Steger, English Concert, Cummings. Harmonia Mundi 907523.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat, Op. 26. Angela Hewitt. Hyperion 67797.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 75. Stephen Hough, Minnesota Orch, Vanska.

12 N
  • Bach: Fugue in C major, BWV 870. Richard Egarr. Harmonia Mundi 907433.34.
  • Beck: Symphony in E-flat, Op. 3/4. Toronto Chamber Orch, Mallon. Naxos 8.570799.
  • Korngold: Piano Quintet in E major, Op. 15. Aron Quartet, Henri Sigfridsson. CPO 777 436.
  • Whitacre: Sleep. Elora Festival Singers, Edison. Naxos 8.559677.
1 PM
  • Mozart: Church Sonata No. 10 in F major, K. 244. German Bach Soloists, Daniel Chorzempa, Winschermann. PentaTone 5186 150.
  • Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 4 in D major. Stephen Kovacevich. Onyx 4035.
  • Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37. Vivane Hagner, Royal Flemish Phil, Brabbins. Hyperion 67798.

Wednesday, July 21

Yet more new releases, starting with an hour of 18th-century wind concertos. Featured performers today include clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Angela Hewitt.

11 AM
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in G in minor, TV 495. Sergio Azzolini, L'Aura Soava Cremona, Cantalupi. Naive 30496.
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622. Jon Manasse, Seattle Sym, Schwarz. Harmonia Mundi 907516.
  • Corelli: Recorder Concerto No. 10 in F major. Maurice Steger, English Concert, Laurence Cummings. Harmonia Mundi 907523.
12 N
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10/2. Angela Hewitt. Hyperion 67797.
  • Freitas Branco: Suite Alentejano No. 2. RTE National Sym, Cassuto. Naxos 8.572370.
  • Telemann: Suite in B major, "The Nations." Capriccio Baroque Orch, Kiefer. Tudor 7177.
1 PM
  • Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 64/2. Nikolai Lugansky. Onyx 4049.
  • Thuille: Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano in E-flat. London Conchord Ensemble. Champs Hill 001.
  • Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 (orch. S. Cohen). Jerusalem Sym, Ben-Dor. Naxos 8.570999.

Tuesday, July 20

More new releases.

11 AM
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Violin Concerto in D major, arr. Dejan Lazic). Dejan Lazic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano. Channel 29410. Recorded October 2009 in Atlanta during its world premiere weekend.
  • Brahms: Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 (B minor and G minor). Dejan Lazic. Channel 29410.
12 N
  • Hovhaness: Symphony No. 23, "Ani": Allegro grazioso. Trinity College of Music Wind Orch, Brion. Naxos 8.559385.
  • Schumann, Clara: Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22. Gudrun Schaumann, Christoph Hammer. Capriccio 5040.
  • Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat. Jon Manasse, Seattle Sym, Schwarz. Harmonia Mundi 907516.
  • Schuller, G.: Duo Sonata for clarinet and bass clarinet (1949): third movement. Laura Ardan, Theodore Schoen. Naxos 8.572264.
  • Bassano: Diminutions sur "Anchor che chol partire" de Cipriano de Rore. Bande Montreal Baroque. Atma 2598.
1 PM
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major. Baltimore Sym, Alsop. Naxos 8.572112.
  • Webern: Im Sommerwind. Chicago Sym, Haitink. CSO 901 1002.

Monday, July 19

New releases

11 AM
  • Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata (Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major). Viktoria Mullova, Kristian Bezuidenhout. Onyx 4050.
  • Telemann: Ouverture in G minor for three oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo, TWV 55:g4. Capriccio Baroque Orchestra. Tudor 7177.
12 N
  • Guarnieri: Piano Concerto No. 5: Jocoso. Max Barros, Warsaw Phil, Conlin. Naxos 8.557667.
  • Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango (arr. B. Edwards for clarinet quartet). Ricardo Morales, Laura Ardan, James Ognibene, Theodore Schoen. Naxos 8.572264, Clarinet Hive.
  • Rossi: Sonata a quattro; Sonata sopra la Bergamasca. Bande Montreal Baroque, Milnes. Atma Classique 2598, I Mercanti di Venezia.
  • Menotti: Cantilena e Scherzo for harp and string quartet. Gillian Tingay, RTE Vanbrugh Quartet. Champs Hill 006.
  • Corelli: Ground upon the Sarabanda theme from Recorder Sonata No. 7. Maurice Steger, English Concert, Cummings. Harmonia Mundi 907523, Mr. Corelli in London.
1 PM
  • Ranjbaran: Moto Perpetuo. Chen Xi, Sejong Soloists. Naxos 8.570353.
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben. Chicago Sym Orch, Haitink. CSO Resound 901 1002.

Wednesday, July 7

Wrapping up this week's tenth anniversary requests bash, today's Midday Music answers pressing, pent-up listener demand for Chopin, Reznicek, Dvorak, Grieg and more. Thanks to all who communicated your musical wishes and other well wishes. It's been an honor and a pleasure to bring you great music for lo these ten years of hosting the midday show at GPB. Onward!

Speaking of hosting, from July 8 to July 16 I'll be away and Midday Music will come to you from GPB's Savannah station WSVH, hosted by my excellent colleagues Eric Nauert and Russell Wells. Their playlists, as always, live here:

See you on the 19th! - Sarah

11 AM
  • Honegger: Pastorale d'ete (Summer Pastorale). New Zealand Sym, Yuasa. Naxos 8.555974.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major. London Sym, Davis. LSO 0059.
12 N
  • Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G major, K. 525. Saint Paul Chamber Orch, McFerrin. Sony 64600.
  • Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat, Op. 61. Vladimir Horowitz. RCA 4572.
  • Meyer: Double Bass Concerto in D. Edgar Meyer, Saint Paul Chamber Orch, Wolff. Sony 60956.
  • Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture. Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel. Telarc 80116.
1 PM
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. BBC Scottish Sym, Maksymiuk. Naxos 8.550864.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. SDG 707.
  • Balakirev: Octet, Op. 3. London Conchord Ensemble. Orchid 100007.
  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor. Atlanta Sym, Levi. Telarc 80394.

Tuesday, July 6

11 AM

  • Marquez, A.: Danzon No. 5, Portales de madrugada. Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Caracas. Cacao Musica 008.
  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole. Joshua Bell, Montreal Sym, Dutoit. London 425 501.
  • Dorman, A.: Piccolo Concerto (2001). Mindy Kaufman, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr. Naxos 8.559620.
12 N
  • Faure: Pavane, Op. 50. Ophelie Gaillard, Royal Phil, Redmond. Atlas Realisations 001.
  • Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor, BWV 1060. Xenia Loeffler, Stephan Mai, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin.
  • Glinka: Grand Sextet in E-flat for piano and strings. Alexander Mogilevsky, Lucia Hall et al. EMI 18333.
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra. Misha Maisky, Orpheus Chamber Orch. DG 453 460.
1 PM
  • Chen & He: Butterfly Lovers: Falling in Love, arr. guitar. Xuefei Yang. EMI 06322.
  • Bax: Overture to a Picaresque Comedy. Royal Scottish National Orch, Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.555343.
  • Anonymous (Renaissance, English): Goddesses; La Bounette. Piffaro. Navona 5823.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C. New York Phil, Bernstein. Sony 61830.
  • Anonymous (early 17th c., English): French King's Masque. Piffaro. Navona 5823.

Monday, July 5

Celebrating two anniversaries today, one small, one large.
  • First, ten years of my hosting this show. In honor of a decade of happy collaboration with the listeners of Georgia, I'm soliciting requests this week. Email yours to or become a fan of Midday Music on Facebook and make your wishes known there. Thanks for your input, your support and your ears!
  • And second, of course, Independence Day. For those of us who didn't catch a pops concert with our fireworks, a few American orchestral classics. (Over time a Russian composer's piece commemorating a European war has earned honorary membership in this group, basically because boom-boom fireworks in the sky go well with the boom-boom cannons in the score.)

11 AM
  • Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. Buffalo Phil, Falletta. Naxos 8.559240.
  • Dvorak: Humoresque, Op. 101/7. Rachel Barton Pine, Matthew Hagle. Cedille 097.
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20. Daniel Hope, Chamber Orch of Europe Soloists. DG 477 6634.
12 N
  • Schumann: Konzertstuck for Four Horns. Cologne Radio Sym, Vonk. EMI 09037.
  • Debussy: Clair de Lune. Yolanda Kondonassis. Telarc 80622.
  • Zipoli: In hoc Mundo. Florilegium, Henry Villca. Channel 22105.
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, original version with chorus. Orch of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano.
1 PM
  • Schubert: "Unfinished" Symphony (No. 8 in B minor). San Francisco Sym, Blomstedt. London 433 072.
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches. Baltimore Sym, Zinman. Telarc 80378.
  • Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Serebrier. Naxos 8.570727.