Wednesday, September 8

Two of the great monotheisms that originated in the Middle East celebrate major holidays within the next day: Islam (Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan) and Judaism (Rosh Hashanah, celebrating the new year).

At noon on GPB it's an hour of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean connections and sounds and cross-pollinations, from Spain to Persia. Especially listen for music from Maya Beiser's new CD, Provenance, which takes its inspiration from the harmony Muslims, Jews and Christians shared in medieval Spain during the Golden Age.

11 AM
  • Strauss: Capriccio: Moonlight Serenade. Atlanta Sym, Runnicles. Telarc 31755.
  • Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94b. Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman. DG 423 575.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 20/1. Daedalus Quartet. Bridge 9326A/B.
  • Holborne: Elizabethan Dance Suite. Empire Brass. Telarc 80257.
12 N
  • Traditional Sephardic Jewish: Adon Haselichot. Brad Davidorf, members of Atlanta's Congregation Bet Haverim. The Threshing Floor,
  • Kalhor, K.: I Was There. Maya Beiser, Bassam Saba, Shane Shanahan, Jamey Haddad. Provenance, Innova 778.
  • Danielpour: In the Arms of the Beloved, double concerto for violin and cello (2001), inspired by the Persian love poetry of Rumi. Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Iris Chamber Orch, Stern. Arabesque 6767.
  • Assad, S.: Tahhiyya li Oussoulina. Sergio & Odair Assad, guitars. Nonesuch 278140.
1 PM
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A major. Sergey Khachatryan, Lusine Khachatryan. Naive 5122.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. SDG 707.
  • Traditional Jewish from Iraq by way of India, arr. Robertson: Hon Tahon. Gayanne Geurin Weiss, members of Atlanta's Congregation Bet Haverim. The Threshing Floor,