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Sunday, December 31
“The Best of 2006”

Mozart: I from Violin Concerto #4 in D, K. 218
English Concert/Andre Manze, v.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907385 (8:26)

Mozart: Act I Finale from The Magic Flute
Soloists, Arnold Schoenberg Cho, Mahler Chamber Orch/Claudio Abbado.
DG 00289 477 5789 (2 CDs) (11:01)

Beethoven: Finale from Symphony #3 in Eb, Op. 55, Eroica
London Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink. LSO Live 0598 (6 CDs) (11:06)

Prokofiev: I from Symphony #7 in c#, Op. 131
London Sym Orch/Valery Gergiev. Philips 475 7655 (4 CDs) (9:52)

Golijov: Mariana, tus ojos from Ainadamar
Dawn Upshaw, s; Jessica Rivera, ms; Atlanta Sym Orch & Cho/Robert Spano.
DG B0006429-02 (8:16)

Whitacre: hope, faith, life, love
Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
Hyperion CDA-67543 “Cloudburst” (3:50)

Brahms: I from Piano Concerto #2 in Bb, Op. 83
Nelson Freire, p; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca B0006588-02 (2 CDs) (18:18)

Mozart: I from Horn Quintet in Eb, K. 407
Chicago Chamber Musicians. Summit DCD-461 (6:17)

Sibelius: II, V from String Quartet in d, Op. 56, Intimate Voices
Emerson String Quartet. DG B0006340-02 “Intimate Voices” (7:48)

Lieberson: Amor mío, si muero y tú no muere from Neruda Songs
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, ms; Boston Sym Orch/James Levine.
Nonesuch 79954-2 (7:10)



Sunday, December 24

Georgiy Izvekov: Ode 1 from Christ Is Born (2:59)
Trad. Russian, arr. Kastalsky: Shepherds of Bethlehem (1:31)
Trad. Ukrainian, arr. Barvinskyi: Oh, What a Wonder! (2:27)
Trad. Ukrainian, arr. Leontovych: Carol of the Bells (1:44)
Tchaikovsky: The Legend (2:46)
Pärt: Rejoice, O Virgin (1:27)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907410 “A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas”

Jolivet: Pastorales de Noël
Linos Harp Quintet. Hänssler Classic CD 93.175 “Impressions” (11:17)

Trad., arr. Healey: Sing with Us of Christmas (Carol Medley) (8:23)
w/ Indiana University Singing Hoosiers
Trad. Austrian: Silent Night (3:20)
w/ King’s Singers
Davis, arr. Wendel: The Little Drummer Boy (3:59)
Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel.
Telarc CD-80538 “Christmastime Is Here”

Schubert, arr. Wilhelmj: Ave Maria
Nicola Benedetti, v; Skaila Kanga, h.
Deutsche Grammophon B0007682-02 (5:01)


Sunday, December 17

Beethoven: I from Symphony #9 in d, Op. 125, Choral
West-Eastern Divan Orch/Daniel Barenboim.
Warner Classics 63927-2 (17:16)

Handel: Nos. 1-12 from Messiah, Part 1 –
Patricia Bardon, ms; Lawrence Zazzo, ct; Kobie van Rensburg, t; Neal Davies, b;
Clare College Choir, Freiburg Baroque Orch/René Jacobs.
Harmonia Mundi HMC-901928.29 (2 CDs) (34:34)

Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale
Flemish Radio Orch/Yoel Levi. Glossa GCDSA-922201 (22:52)

Mozart: Piano Sonata in C, K. 545 –
Angela Jia Kim, p. Miro Classical MC-AJK 1003 (10:34)

Anon: La lavandra (Gagliarda) (2:01)
Palestrina: Fuit homo missus a Deo (4:47)
Guerrero: A un niño llorando (3:17)
Gabrieli: Angelus ad pastores ait (4:21)
Music of the Baroque Cho & Brass Ensemble/Edward Zelnis.
MOB CD (available through www.baroque.org)


Sunday, December 10

R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 – New York Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel. DG B0007890-02 (18:08)

Handel: Excerpts from Messiah – Maria Jette, s; Patrice Djerejian, c; William Hite, t; Jeffrey Strauss, br; Apollo Chorus of Chicago & Orch/Stephen Alltop. Clarion CLR-919 (2 CDs) (24:01)

Szymanowski: Ballet, Harnasie, Op. 55 – Timothy Robinson, t; City of Birmingham Sym Cho & Orch/Sir Simon Rattle. EMI Classics 64435-2 (33:49)

Trad. Moroccan: Danse de l'âme (4:33)
Trad. Italian: Istampitta, La Manfredina (2:34)
Trad. Afghan: Laïli Djân (4:04)
Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall. Alia Vox AV-9848 "Orient-Occident"

Clemens non Papa: Vox in Rama (3:28)
Anon: Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely sight (2:38)
Antoine Busnois: Noel, noel, noel (0:48)
Antoine Brumel: Noe, noe, noe (1:17)
Anon: Annus renascitur (1:20)
Orlando Consort. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907418 "Medieval Christmas"


Sunday, December 3

Monteverdi: Excerpts from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin – Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh. Archiv 00289 477 6147 (15:25)

Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in a, D. 804, Rosamunde – Takács Quartet. Hyperion CDA 67585 (33:09)

Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 – Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p. Warner Classics 2564 63426-2 (29:54)

Trad: In dulci jubilo (3:17)
Rameau: Rigaudons from Les Fêtes d'hébé (3:27)
Trad French: Chrétiens qui suivez l'église (3:54)
Couperin: Musette from Troisième Concert Royal (2:20)
Julianne Baird, s; Aulos Ensemble. Centaur CRC 2831 "In dulci jubilo"

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F – Jacques Loussier Trio. Telarc CD-83644 (8:53)


Sunday, November 26

Sheppard: Libera nos, salva nos (3:49)
Victoria: Alma Redemptoris Mater (6:52)
Rheinberger: Abendlied (3:23)
Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria) (2:38)
The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
Collegium COLCD-131 “Lighten Our Darkness: Music for the Close of Day”

Dvořák: Symphony #6 in D, Op. 60 –
BBC Sym Orch/Jiří Bělohlávek. Warner Classics 63235-2 (2 CDs) (42:27)

Bach, arr. Neumann: Two-Part Invention #2 in F (0:56);
Aria from French Suite #2 in c (2:38); Prelude in D from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (1:31)
Bartók: Popular Hungarian Melodies (5:53)
Kreisler: Marche miniature viennoise (3:19) w/Aude Capuçon, p
Renaud Capuçon, v; Gautier Capuçon, vc.
Virgin Classics 332626-2 “Inventions”

Persichetti: Symphony for Band, Op. 69 –
United States Marine Band/Lt. Col. Michael J. Colburn. Naxos 8.570243 (15:46)

Edgar Meyer: Degree of Separation (3:37); Roundabout (6:17)
Edgar Meyer, various instruments. Sony Classical 96505-2 “Edgar Meyer”



Sunday, November 19

Schubert: Symphony #4 in c, D. 417, Tragic –
Saint Paul Chamber Orch/Douglas Boyd. SPCO CD-001 (28:37)

Mendelssohn: Capriccio in e-flat (10:53);
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (4:15) –
Roberto Prosseda, p. Decca 476 3038 “Mendelssohn Discoveries”

Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 –
James Ehnes, v; Vancouver Sym Orch/Bramwell Tovey.
CBC Records SMCD-5241 (25:02)

Britten: Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 –
Alex Klein, ob; Vermeer Quartet. Cedille CDR 90000 093 (13:16)

Paul McCartney: Finale from Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart) –
Kate Royal, s; Colm Carey, o; London Voices; Boys of Magdalen College Choir;
Boys of King’s College Choir; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Gavin Greenaway.
EMI Classics 70424-2 (14:50)



Sunday, November 12

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #9 in E, Op. 14/1 –
András Schiff, p. ECM New Series 1943 (14:40)

Mozart: Concert Aria, Io ti lascio, oh cara, addio (4:26);
Madamina, il catalogo è questo from Don Giovanni (5:48);
Duet, Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from The Magic Flute (3:04) –
Miah Persson, s; Bryn Terfel, b-br;
Scottish Chamber Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
DG 00289 477 5886 “Tutto Mozart”

Mozart: Concert Aria, Ch’io mi scordi di te?...Non temer, amato bene, K. 505 –
Magdalena Kožena, ms; Orchestra of the Age of Enlighenment/Sir Simon Rattle.
DG 00289 477 6272 “Mozart Arias” (10:33)

Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives
BBC Sym Orch/John Adams. Nonesuch 79857-2 (26:37)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #10 in G, Op. 14/2 –
Garrick Ohlsson, p. Bridge 9207 (18:11)

Mozart: Aria, Per pieta, ben mio, perdona from Così fan tutte
Magdalena Kožena, ms; Orchestra of the Age of Enlighenment/Sir Simon Rattle.
DG 00289 477 6272 “Mozart Arias” (9:33)

Mozart: Aria, Aprite un po’ quegli occhi from The Marriage of Figaro
Bryn Terfel, b-br; Scottish Chamber Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
DG 00289 477 5886 “Tutto Mozart” (4:16)



Sunday, November 5

Bach: Grosser Herr, o starker König from Christmas Oratorio (4:45)
Haydn: Schon eilet froh der Ackermann from The Seasons (4:25)
Mendelssohn: Es ist genug! from Elijah (5:15)
Thomas Quasthoff, b-br; Dresden Staatskapelle/Sebastian Weigle.
DG B0007103-02 “Consider, my soul”

Bach: Solo Violin Sonata #3 in C, BWV 1005 – John Holloway, v.
ECM New Series 1909/10 (2 CDs) (22:49)

Copland: Suite from The Red Pony –
Buffalo Philharmonic Orch/JoAnn Falletta. Naxos 8.559240 (23:42)

Ives: String Quartet #1, From the Salvation Army
Blair String Quartet. Naxos 8.559178 (21:46)

Trad: Parting Friends/Wayfaring Stranger (2:42);
The Shining Shore (4:42); Saint’s Delight (3:59);
Ecstasy (3:23); Just Over in the Gloryland (2:55)—
Anonymous 4; Darol Anger, fiddle; Mike Marshall, mandolin & guitar.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907400 “Gloryland”



Sunday, October 31

Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer (Love Song Waltzes), Op. 52 –
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner; Robert Levin & John Perry, p’s.
Phillips 475 7558 (22:55)

Various: Medley of Concert Waltzes –
Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel.
Telarc CD-80668 “The Never-Ending Waltz” (7:29)

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Los Angeles Phil/Esa-Pekka Salonen. DG 00289 477 6198 (33:00)

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d, BWV 903 (12:26)
Chopin: Berceuse in Db, Op. 57 (4:53)
Leon Fleisher, p. Vanguard Classics ATM CD 1796 “The Journey”

Giuliani: Finale from Guitar Sonatine, Op. 71/3 (3:32);
I from Guitar Concerto in A, Op. 30 (15:47) –
Richard Savino, g; Portland Baroque Orch/Monica Huggett.
Koch KIC-CD-7591 (2 CDs) “The Essential Giuliani, Vol. 1”



Sunday, October 22

Spohr: Violin Concerto # 8 in a, Op. 47
Hilary Hahn, v; Swedish Radio Sym Orch/Eiji Oue.
DG B0007188-02 (19:52)

Massenet: J’ai versé le poison dans cette coupe d’or from Cléopâtre (4:37)
Verdi: Tacea la notte…Di tale amor from Il trovatore (6:12)
Korngold: Ich soll ihn niemals, niemals mehr sehn from Die Kathrin (4:43)
Renée Fleming, s; Mariinsky Theater Orch/Valery Gergiev.
Decca B0007405-02 “Homage: The Age of the Diva”

Janáček: String Quartet #2, Intimate Letters
Pacifica Quartet. Cedille CDR 90000 092 (26:01)

Glass: III (Symphony for Eight) from Symphony #3 (9:46);
I, II from String Quartet #2, Company (4:07)
Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico/Elias Arizcuren.
Orange Mountain Music 0032 “Glass Reflections”

Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Cincinnati Sym Orch/Paavo Järvi. Telarc CD-80660 (17:09)

Korngold: Ich ging zu ihm from Das Wunder der Heliane
Renée Fleming, s; Mariinsky Theater Orch/Valery Gergiev.
Decca B0007405-02 “Homage: The Age of the Diva” (6:40)



Sunday, October 15

Beethoven: Symphony #9 in d, Op. 125, Choral
Twyla Robinson, s; Karen Cargill, ms; John MacMaster, t; Gerald Finley, b.
London Sym Cho & Orch/Bernard Haitink. LSO Live 0092 (68:10)

Mark-Anthony Turnage: From the Wreckage
Håkan Hardenberger, tpt. Gothenburg Sym Orch/Peter Eötvös. DG 00289 477 6150 (14:59)

Augusta Read Thomas: III (Like Pierre Boulez crossed with Oscar Peterson), IV (Like Béla Bartók crossed with Art Tatum) from Silhouettes – Nathaniel Bartlett, mar. Albany TROY-855 “Precipice” (6:20)
Dvořák: Song to the Moon from Rusalka (5:25)
Mendelssohn: May Breezes from Songs without Words (2:14)
Debussy: Beau soir (2:27)
Falla: Nana from Seven Popular Spanish Songs (2:12)
Joshua Bell, v; Frederic Chiu, p; Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Michael Stern.
Sony 97779-2 “Voice of the Violin”



Sunday, October 8

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172 (20:01)
Alison McGillivray, vc; English Concert/Andrew Manze.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907403

Schumann: Piano Concerto in a, Op. 54 (31:06)
Hélène Grimaud, p; Dresden Staatskapelle/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
DG B0006904-02 “Reflection”


C. Schumann: Two Lieder to poems from Friedrich Rückert’s Liebesfrühling (4:30); Am Strande (2:16)
Anne Sofie von Otter, ms; Hélène Grimaud, p. DG B0006904-02 “Reflection”

Shostakovich: String Quartet #8 in c, Op. 110 (22:51)
St. Lawrence String Quartet. EMI Classics 59956-2

Juan del Encina: Pues que tú (4:44)
Anon, 15th-century Spanish: Ay Santa Maria (1:12)
Cantigas de Santa Maria: Cantiga #252 (5:07); Cantiga #353 (3:57)
Juan de Anchieta: Rex Virginum (4:25)
Rose Ensemble. Rose 00007 “Rosa das Rosas”



Sunday, October 1

Elgar: Violin Concerto in b, Op. 61 (47:08)
Philippe Graffin, v; Royal Liverpool Phil Orch/Vernon Handley.
Avie AV-2091

Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (5:45); Littlemore Tractus (5:27)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier; Christopher Bowers Broadbent, o.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907401

C.P.E. Bach: Symphony #1 in D (11:13)
English Concert/Andrew Manze. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907403

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G, K. 301 (13:19)
Anne-Sophie Mutter, v; Lambert Orkis, p. DG B0007102-02 (4 CDs)

Smetana: Concert Study in g#, At the Sea (4:56)
Scott: Lotus Land (3:40)
Ibert: Le petit âne blanc (1:59)
Debussy: Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque (4:36)
Grieg: Folketone from Stemninger, Op. 73 (2:35)
Leif Ove Andsnes, p. EMI Classics 41682-2 “Horizons”




Sunday, September 24

Handel: Splenda l’alba in oriente
from Splenda l’alba in oriente (5:43)
Hasse: Placati, o pastorella…Torna in quell’onda chiara
from La Scusa (8:29)
Vivica Genaux, ms; Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie. Virgin 45737-2

Paganini: Nos. 21-24 from 24 Caprices, Op. 1
Soovin Kim, v. Azica ACD-71235 (14:17)
Alberto Ginastera: Tres Piezas, Op. 6 (12:15)
Juan Jose Ramos: Milonga Sureña (3:56)
Julian Aguirre: Gato (2:35)
Mirian Conti, p. Albany TROY-837 “Looking South”
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé –
Radio France Philharmonic Orch & Chorus/Myung-Whun Chung.
DG B0005075-02
(55:25)



Sunday, September 17

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 –
János Starker, vc; London Sym Orch/Antal Dorati.
Philips B0007482-02 (2 CDs) (15:46)

Mozart: Excerpts from Les Petits Riens –
Concerto Köln. Archiv 00289 477 5800 (11:08)

Schubert: Rondo in A, D. 438 –
Baiba Skride, v; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orch/Hartmut Haenchen.
Sony SK-97749 (13:44)
Shostakovich: Symphony #14, Op. 135 –
Larissa Gogolewskaya, s; Sergei Aleksashkin, b;
Bavarian Radio Sym Orch/Mariss Jansons.
EMI 65300-2 “Shostakovich: The Complete Symphonies” (10 CDs) (48:00) Debussy: Cello Sonata in d –
János Starker, vc; György Sebok, p. Philips B0007482-02 (2 CDs) (10:47)



Sunday, September 10

Liszt: Concert Paraphrase of Verdi’s Rigoletto (6:37)
Qigang Chen: Instants d’un opéra de Pékin (6:51)
Joel Fan, p. Reference Recordings RR-106 “World Keys”

Bach: Fantasy & Fugue in g, BWV 542 – Virgil Fox, o.
Reference Recordings RR-107 “The Bach Gamut” (11:20)

Bach: Viola da gamba & Harpsichord Sonata in G, BWV 1027 –
Jonathan Manson, viga; Trevor Pinnock, hc. Avie AV-2093 (13:02)

Handel: Ah! Stigie larve…Gia latra cerbero…Vaghe pupille from
Orlando – Vivica Genaux, ms; Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie.
Virgin Classics 45737-2 (7:17)

Holst: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune from The Planets, Op. 32 –
Berlin Phil, Women of Berlin Radio Cho/Sir Simon Rattle.
EMI Classics 69690-2 (2 CDs) (30:43)

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Ceres – Berlin Phil/Sir Simon Rattle.
EMI Classics 69690-2 (2 CDs) (6:40)

Dia Succari: La Nuit du Destin (10:53)
William Bolcom: …la belle rouqine from Nine Bagatelles (1:43)
Joel Fan, p. Reference Recordings RR-106 “World Keys”




Sunday, September 3

Orff, arr. John Krance: Carmina Burana Suite -
Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble/Harlan D. Parker. 
Naxos 8.570242  (27:23)
Mozart: Violin Concerto #5 in A, K. 219, Turkish -
Shmuel Ashkenasi, v; Camerata Chicag/Drostan Hall. 
DMD Classics  (28:13)

Mozart
: Deh vieni, non tardar from The Marriage of Figaro -
Anna Netrebko, s; Mozart Orch/Claudio Abbado. (3:32)
Mozart: Là di darem la mano from Don Giovanni - Anna Netrebko, s; Thomas Quasthoff, br; Dresden Staatskapelle/Sebastian Weigle. (3:27)
Mozart: Ah, perdona al primo affetto from La clemenza di Tito - Anna Netrebko, s; Elina Garan?a, ms; Dresden Staatskapelle/Sebastian Weigle. (3:04)
Mozart: Soave sia il vento from Così fan tutte -
Miah Persson, s; Christine Rice, ms; Bryn Terfel, br;
Scottish Chamber Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras. (2:51)
DG B0006730-02 "The Mozart Album"

Jay Greenberg
: Quintet for Strings - Juilliard String Quartet, w/Darrett Adkins, vc. 
Sony Classical 81804-2  (18:40)
Vivaldi: String Concerto in Bb, R. 163, Conca (3:38); 
String Concerto in c, R. 119 (5:34); 
String Concerto in D, R. 121 (5:46) - 
Venice Baroque Orch/Andrea Marcon.  Archiv B0006728-02



Sunday, August 27

Beethoven: Symphony #3 in Eb, Op. 55, Eroica -
London Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink.  LSO Live 0080  (49:11)

Rossini
: Anzoleta avanti la regata from La regata veneziana (3:22)
Head: The Gondolier from Songs of Venice (5:10)
Fauré: Mandoline (1:51)
Hahn: La primavera (2:12)
Joyce DiDonato, ms; Julius Drake, p.  Wigmore Hall Live 0009

Herbert Owen Reed: Prelude & Aztec Dance from La Fiesta Mexicana - Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble/Harlan D. Parker.  Naxos 8.570242  (9:05)

Chávez: Three Pieces for Guitar - John Schneider, g (Southwest Chamber Music).  Cambria 8853 A/B "Carlos Chávez: Complete Chamber Music, Volume 4" (8:01)
Chávez: String Quartet #3 - Southwest Chamber Music. 
Cambria 8853 A/B "Carlos Chávez: Complete Chamber Music, Volume 4"  (20:58)



Sunday, August 20

Wagner
: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde-
Christine Brewer, s; Atlanta Sym Orch/Donald Runnicles. 
Telarc CD-80661  (17:13)

Mozart: Piano Concerto #14 in Eb, K. 449 -
Mozartean Players/Steven Lubin, fp. 
Classical Soundings CS-1001  (20:58)

Shostakovich: Symphony #1 in f, Op. 10 -
Berlin Phil/Sir Simon Rattle. 
EMI Classics 58077-2  (32:09)

Mendelssohn, arr. Kaiser-Lindemann: Trio & Double Quartet from Elijah (5:04)
Debussy, arr. Leopold: La cathédrale engloutie (6:05)
Piazzolla, arr. Carli: La muerte del Ángel (3:43)
Berlin Philharmonic Cellists.  EMI Classics 57030-2  "Angel Dances"

Mozart: Fantasie in d, K. 397 (6:03); Eine kleine Gigue in G, K. 574 (1:53);
Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C, K. 356 (4:47) -
Richard Egarr, fp. 
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907387 "Mozart: Fantasias & Rondos"



Sunday, August 13

Bach
: Partita #1 in Bb, BWV 825 - Anne-Marie McDermott, p. 
NSS Music (14:44)

Bach/Montero: Improvisations on Air from Orchestral Suite #3 (3:29);
Aria from Goldberg Variations (7:36) - Gabriela Montero, p. 
EMI Classics 64647-2 "Bach and Beyond"

Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A, Op. 92 -
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel. 
DG B0006899-02  (36:10)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata #4 in C, Op. 102/1 -
Pierre Fournier, vc; Friedrich Gulda, p.
DG 00289 477 6266 (2 CDs)  (15:29)

Palestrina: Super flumina Babylonis (3:23)

Vinci: Mirabile mysterium (2:32)

Thompson: The Best of Rooms (4:30)

Sviridov: Bogoroditse Devo (3:53)

Mathias: Angelus (6:53)
Gloriae Dei Cantores/Elizabeth Patterson.  GDCD 116 "Paths of Grace"



Sunday, August 6

Louis Stewart: Folk Music (4:06)
Eric Ewazen: Colores from Danzante (7:23)
James Thompson, tpt; Eastman Wind Ensemble/Mark Davis Scatterday. 
Summit DCD-459 "Danzante"

Mozart: Act I from The Magic Flute - René Pape, b (Sarastro); Erika Milklosa, s (Queen of the Night); Dorothea Röschmann, s (Pamina); Christoph Strehl, t (Tamino); Hanno Müller-Brachmann, br (Papageno); Julia Kleiter, s (Papagena); Kurt Azesberger, t (Monostatos); Kurt Azesberger (Speaker); Arnold Schoenberg Cho, Mahler Chamber Orch/Claudio Abbado. DG 00289 477 5789 (2 CDs)  (64:10)


Aaron Jay Kernis: Sarabanda in Memoriam - Grant Park Orch/Carlos Kalmar.  Cedille "American Orchestral Works"  CDR 90000 090 (17:34)

Bach, arr. Montero: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (5:25); Presto from Italian Concerto (2:34) - Gabriela Montero, p.  EMI Classics 64647-2 "Bach and Beyond"



Sunday, July 30

Barbara Kolb: All in Good Time (1994) (10:36)
John Corigliano: Midsummer Fanfare (2004) (5:49)
Grant Park Orchestra/Carlos Kalmar.  Cedille CDR 90000 090
"American Orchestral Works"

Verdi: La mia letizia infondere vorrei from I Lombardi (2:12)
Bizet: Je crois entendre encore from Les Pêcheurs de perles (3:18)
Massenet: Pourquoi me réveiller from Werther (2:50)
Bellini: Elvino! E me tu lasci…Son geloso del zefiro errante from La Sonnambula 
(w/Anna Netrebko, s) (8:47) Joseph Calleja, t; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Carlo Rizzi. 
Decca B0005417-02 "The Golden Voice"

Shostakovich: Symphonic Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Thomas Sanderling.  
DG B0006507-02   (6:41)

Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op. 134 - Leila Josefowicz, v; John Novacek, p. 
Warner Classics 62997-2   (30:19)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #4 in g, Op. 40 - Vladimir Ashkenazy, p;
Concertgebouw Orch/Bernard Haitink.  Decca 475 7550  (27:50)



Sunday, July 23

Bach
: (Oboe) Concerto in Eb, after BWV 1053-
Four Centuries of Bach/John Abberger, ob. 
Analekta AN 2 9910   (17:51)

Ligeti: Étude 16, Pour Irina (3:26); Étude 17, A Bout de Souffle (2:27);
Étude 18, Canon (1:49)  Jenny Lin, p. 
Koch 3-7670-2 "The Eleventh Finger"  

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 - Chicago Chamber Musicians. 
Summit DCD-461   (32:36)

Bach: Sanctus from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 
             Chicago Sym Cho & Orch/Sir Georg Solti.  (5:10)
Fauré: Sanctus from Requiem, Op. 48 - St. John's College Cho;
             Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/George Guest.  (3:34)
Handel:Coronation Anthem, Zadok the Priest - King's College Cho,
             English Chamber Orch/David Willcocks.  (5:54)
Trad. Shaker: Simple Gifts - Mormon Tabernacle Cho/Jerold Ottley.  (3:08)
Decca B0006918-02 "Essential Choral Classics" 2 CDs

Dohnányi: Ruralia hungarica, Op. 32/b - Danubia Sym Orch/Domonkos Héja. 
Warner Classics 62409-2




Sunday, July 16

Respighi
: The Fountains of Rome (arr. by composer for piano, four hands)
Claire Aebersold & Ralph Neiweem, p.  Summit DCD-456   (15:40)

Shostakovich: Symphony #6 in b, Op. 54 - St. Petersburg Phil/Yuri Temirkanov. 
Warner Classics 62354-2   (29:46)

From: "The Renaissance Album", DG B0006497-02
Göran Söllscher, g
Alonso Mudarra: Fantasía (1:50)
Francesco da Milano: Fantasia in c (0:44); Fantasia in F (1:26)
Hans Neusidler: In Liebes brunst (0:54); Ein welscher tantz (1:31)
John Dowland: Semper Dowland semper dolens (3:40)
Robert Ballard: Branles de village (4:26)

Brad Mehldau: The hour is striking so close above me
from The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (5:09)
Tears in Sleep from The Blue Estuaries (2:31)
Love Sublime (4:20) Renée Fleming, s; Brad Mehldau, p.  Nonesuch 79952-2 "Love Sublime"

Adolphe Adam: Act I from Giselle - Vienna Phil/Herbert von Karajan. 
Decca 475 7507  (28:17)



Sunday, July 9

Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 in A, Op. 90 (28:44)
Italian-Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.  Warner Classics 62769-2 (5 CDs) 

Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna - Anna Caterina Antonacci, s; (9:19)
Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli.  Naïve V-5050 "Era la notte" 

MacDowell: To a Wild Rose from Woodland Sketches (2:15)
Chopin: Prelude in e minor (2:18)
Trad: African Crib Carol (2:30)
Trad, Scottish: The Lea Rig (2:27)
Julian Lloyd Webber, vc; Ensemble.  EMI Classics 59488-2 "Unexpected Songs"

Foulds: Dynamic Triptych, Op. 88 - Peter Donohoe, p; (25:38)
City of Birmingham Sym Orch/Sakari Oramo.  Warner Classics 62999-2 

Mendelssohn: Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (27:39)
Edith Wiens, s; Christiane Oertel, ms; Friedhelm Eberle, narr;
Leipzig Radio Cho, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.  Warner Classics 62769-2 (5 CDs) 


Sunday, July 2

John Foulds
: Music-Pictures Group III, Op. 33 (19:06)
City of Birmingham Sym Orch/Sakari Oramo.  Warner 62999-2 

Trebor: Passerose de beauté (2:43)
Walter Frye: Agnus Dei from Flos regalis Mass (5:04)
Anon: Dindiridin (0:33)
Juan Vásquez: En la fuente del rosel (1:21)
Cipriano de Rore: Da le belle contrade d'oriente (2:32)
Thomas Crecquillon: Des herbes ai assés (1:24)
The Orlando Consort, from The Rose, the Lily and the Whortleberry, Harmonia Mundi HMU-907398

Mahler: III, IV, V from Symphony #2, Resurrection - Christine Schäfer, s; Michelle DeYoung, ms; Vienna Singverein, Vienna Phil/Pierre Boulez. DG B0006684-02

Chopin: Nocturne in Db, Op. 27/2 (5:34); Ballade #4 in f, Op. 52 (10:54); Waltz in Ab, Op. 42 (3:34)
Ingrid Fliter, p.  VAI Audio 1251 


Sunday, June 25

A. Marcello
: Oboe Concerto in d - Heinz Holliger, ob; I Musici. 
DG B0006610-02 (2 CDs) "Masters of the Oboe"  (11:32)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #18 in Eb, Op. 31/3
Ingrid Fliter, p.  VAI Audio 1250  (21:27)

Bartok: Violin Concerto #2 - Laurent Korcia, v;
City of Birmingham Sym Orch/Sakari Oramo.  Naïve V-4991 (2 CDs)  (38:03)

Wagner: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut; Siegfried's Funeral March from Götterdämmerung - Ben Heppner, t; Dresden Staatskapelle/Peter Schneider.  DG B0006417-02  (11:47)

Bach: Finale from Flute (Oboe) Sonata #1 in g, BWV 1020 - Hansjörg Schellenberger, ob; Rolf Koenen, hc.  (4:52)
Ravel: Prelude from Le tombeau de Couperin - Ray Still, ob; Chicago Sym Orch/Sir Georg Solti.  (2:47)
R. Strauss: Finale from Oboe Concerto - Lothar Koch, ob; Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan.  (7:29)
DG B0006610-02 (2 CDs) "Masters of the Oboe"


Sunday, June 18

Mozart:
Piano Concerto #17 in G, K. 453--Alfred Brendel, p; (30:00)
Scottish Chamber Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.  Philips B0006594-02

Prokofiev:
Symphony #2 in d, Op. 40  (34:33)
London Sym Prch/ Valery Gergiev. Philips 475 7655 [4 CDs]

Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, R. 807.  Soloists: Dresden Körnerscher; Sing-Verin. (23:34)
Dresden instrumental-Concert/Peter Kopp.  Archiv 00289 477 6145 (23:34)

Ives, arr Elkus: The Alcotts from Concord Sonata (5:47)
Michael Mower: Finale from Concerto for Flute & Wind band (8:01)
David Fedele, f; University of Kansas Wind Ensemble/Lohn P. Lynch.
Naxos 8.570074 "Redline Tango"



Sunday, June 11

Beethoven
: Symphony #6 in F, Op. 68, Pastoral - London Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink.  LSO Live 0082   (41:35)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #30 in E, Op. 109 - Mitsuko Uchida, p.  Philips B0006379-02   (18:00)

Wagner: Forging Scene (Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert!) from Siegfried - Ben Heppner, t (Siegfried); Burkhard Ulrich, t (Mime); Dresden Staatskapelle/Peter Schneider.  DG B0006417-02   (13:37)

Rorem: III-VI from Flute Concerto (2002) - Jeffrey Khaner, f; Royal Liverpool Phil/José Serebrier.  Naxos 8.559278  (15:36)

Peter Lieberson: #'s 1-3 from Rilke Songs (1997-2001) - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, ms; Peter Serkin, p.  Bridge 9178  (9:58)



Sunday, June 4

Hummel, arr. Dondeyne
: Trumpet Concerto in Eb - John Hagstrom, tpt; DePaul University Wind Ensemble/Donald DeRoche.  Albany TROY-848 "Music for Trumpet & Winds"  (18:42)

Bartok: Contrasts - Laurent Korcia, v; Michel Portal, cl; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, p.  Naïve V-4991 (2 CDs)  (16:18)

Walton: III, IV from Symphony #1 - London Sym Orch/Sir Colin Davis.  LSO Live 0076   (24:32)

Satie: Three Gymnopédies (8:09); Je te veux (5:10); Nocturne #4 (2:55); Gnossienne #5 (4:02); Le Picadilly (1:36) - Pascal Rogé, p.  Decca B0006393-02 

Orlande de Lassus: Psalm #1 from Penitential Psalms of David - Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe.  Harmonia Mundi HMC-901831 (2 CDs)  (16:17)



Sunday, May 28

Chopin
: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66 (5:21); Polonaise in Ab, Op. 53 (6:51) - Olga Kern, p.  Harmonia Mundi HMU-907402

Mozart: Act I from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621 - Rainer Trost, t (Tito); Magdalena Kožená, ms (Sesto); Hillevi Martinpelto, s (Vitellia); Lisa Milne, s (Servilia); Christine Rice, ms (Annio); John Relyea, b-br (Publio); Scottish Chamber Orch & Cho/Sir Charles Mackerras.  DG B0006341-02 (2 CDs)  (62:17)

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d, BWV 903 - Christophe Rousset, hc.  Decca 475 7079 (4 CDs)  (10:13)

Jan Bach: Fugue from French Suite for Unaccompanied Horn (2:29); Finale from Concerto for Horn & Orchestra (12:35) - Jon Boen, fh; Chicago Philharmonic/Larry Rachleff.  Equilibrium EQ-79



Sunday, May 21

Sibelius: String Quartet in d, Op. 56, Voces Intimae (Intimate Voices)
Emerson String Quartet.  DG B0006340-02 "Intimate Voices" (27:56)

Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 in Bb, Op. 83
Nelson Freire, p; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca B0006588-02 (2)  (48:53)

Paul Moravec: Time Machine from The Time Gallery
Eighth Blackbird.  Naxos 8.559267   (12:56)

Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas brasileiras #5 (5:04)
Trad. Spiritual: Give me Jesus (3:54)
Trad. Welsh: The Ash Grove (3:02)
Nathan Granner, t; Beau Bledsoe, g.--Tzigane CDNB-202 "Departure" 


Sunday, May 14

Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Op. 62 - Maurizio Pollini, p.  DG 00289 477 5718 (2 CDs)  (11:15)

Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A, Op. 92 - London Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink.  LSO Live 0578   (38:40)

Lorenzo Palomo: V,VI from Nocturnos de Andalucía - Pepe Romero, g; Seville Royal Sym Orch/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.  (12:33)
Lorenzo Palomo: Two Spanish Songs - María Bayo, s; Seville Royal Sym Orch/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.  (5:51)
Naxos 8.557135

Andrew York: Night Furniture - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Colin Currie, per.  Telarc CD-80647 "Spin"  (6:09)

Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 117/1 - Andrea Bonatta, p.  (4:48)
Schoenberg: Sehr ruhig from Verklärte Nacht - Arditti Quartet; Thomas Kakuska, vi; Valentin Erben, vc.  (4:02)
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony #5 - French National Orch/Bernard Haitink.  (10:26)
Zemlinsky: Overture to Une Tragédie florentine - Radio France Phil Orch/Armin Jordan.  (4:44)
Naïve V-5039 "Vienna 1900"


Sunday, May 7

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D, R. 208, Grosso Mogul – Academia Montis Regalis/Enrico Onofri, v. Naïve OP-30417 “La caccia” (15:07)

Chopin: Three Nocturnes, Op. 15 – Maurizio Pollini, p. DG 00289 477 5718 (2 CDs) (11:16)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in c, Op. 8 – Beaux Arts Trio. Warner Classics 62514-2 (13:32)

Purcell: Come, ye sons of Art (Birthday Song for Queen Mary) – Kate Royal, s; David Hansen, Tim Mead, ct’s; Jacques Imbrailo, b; King’s College Cho, Academy of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury. EMI Classics 44438-2 “Music for Queen Mary” (22:18)

Dowland: The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard (1:30)
Anon: Lost Is My Liberty (1:58)
Mudarra: Fantasia X (1:47)
Borrono: The Fisherman’s Song (1:28); Saltarello (1:02)
David Russell, g. Telarc CD-80659 "Renaissance Favorites"

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 – Jennifer Koh, v; Grant Park Orch/Carlos Kalmar. Cedille CDR 90000 089 (25:35)


Sunday, April 23

Tchaikovsky
: Finale from Orchestra Suite #3 in G, Op. 55 – Russian National Orch/Vladimir Jurowski. Pentatone Classics PTC 5186 061 (19:21)

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto #2 in c#, Op. 129 – Daniel Hope, v; BBC Sym Orch/Maxim Shostakovich. Warner Classics 2564 62546-2 (33:08)

Anon: Hail Mary (1:40); Credo (2:10); Cheroubikon (3:11) – Melodi Choir/Divna Ljubojevic, s.
Anon: Sticheron of the Vespers of the Dormition of the Mother of God (2:49) – Byzantine Choir of Greece/Lycourgos Angelopoulos.
Jade M2-36161 “The Glory of Byzantium”

Glass: II from A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close (7:48)
Messiaen: L’échange from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (4:41)
Bruce Levingston, p. Orange Mountain Music OMM-0025 “Portraits”

Mozart: Violin Concerto # 4 in D, K. 218 – Mozart Anniversary Orch/James Ehnes, v. CBC Records SMCD 5238-2 (2 CDs) (23:51)


Sunday, April 16

Mozart: Finale from Horn Concerto #4 in Eb, K. 495 – Barry Tuckwell, fh; London Sym Orch/Peter Maag. (3:58)
Strauss: Introduction to the Final Scene of Capriccio – Barry Tuckwell, fh; Royal Phil Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy. (4:05)
Alun Hoddinott: Scherzo from Horn Concerto, Op. 6 – Barry Tuckwell, fh; Royal Phil Orch/Sir Andrew Davis. (3:25)
Decca B0006249-02 (2 CDs) "The Art of Barry Tuckwell"

Mahler: Symphony #7 – Berlin Staatskapelle/Daniel Barenboim. Warner Classics 62963-2 (1:14:37)

Grayston Ives: A Song of Christ's Glory (2:16); Lullaby (2:48); Psalm 23 (2:45); Processional (1:29); Listen sweet Dove (2:59) – Magdalen College Cho, Oxford/Grayston Ives. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907420


Sunday,  April 9

Ravel, arr. Jones
: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Imani Winds. Koch Classics CD-7661 “Imani Winds” (13:49)

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra – Cincinnati Sym Orch/Paavo Järvi. Telarc CD-80618 (29:45)

Augustinus Kertzinger: Viola da gamba Sonatina (4:47)
Biber: Sonata IX in Bb from Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes (5:43)
Masques. Analekta AN 2 9909 “Mensa Sonora”

Nicolas Gombert: Kyrie (4:33); Credo (10:15) from Missa Media vita in morte sumus – Hilliard Ensemble. ECM New Series 1884

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 – Lang Lang, p. DG B0005827-72 (21:32)

Piazzolla: Fuga e misterio – Imani Winds. Koch Classics CD-7661 “Imani Winds” (4:55)


Sunday,  April 2

Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 in G, Op. 58 – Yefim Bronfman, p; Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman. Arte Nova ANO-640100 ( 32:38)

Bach: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (0:55); Christe, Aller Welt Trost (1:32); Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (4:41); Prelude & Fugue XI in F from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (5:36) – Fretwork. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907395Bach: Alio Modo”

Bach: Rejoice Beloved Christians (1:50)
Mozart: Fantasy in f, K. 608 (12:25)
Virgil Fox, o. Organ Arts B0004135-02 “The Legacy Series, Volume IV, Command Performances”

Vaughan Williams: Mass in g minor – Atlanta Sym Chamber Chorus/Norman Mackenzie. Telarc CD-80654 (23:22)

J. Strauss, Jr: An Artist’s Life Waltz, Op. 316 (8:43)
Josef Strauss: Ohne Sorgen! Polka, Op. 271 (1:54)
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture (4:26)
Vienna Phil/Mariss Jansons. DG 00289 477 5566 “2006 New Year’s Day Concert”


Sunday, March 26

Mozart: Piano Trio in E, K. 542 – Gryphon Trio. Analekta AN 2 9827-8 (2 CDs) “Mozart: Complete Piano Trios” (19:39)

Mozart: I from Symphony #25 in g, K. 183 – Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 75736-2 (2 CDs) “Mozart: Early Symphonies, Volume 2” (10:45)

Bach: Domine Deus from Mass in b minor – Gundula Janowitz, s; Peter Schreier, t; James Galway, f; Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (6:13)
Danzi: IV from Wind Quintet in Bb, Op. 56/1 – Principal Wind Players of Berlin Phil (2:56)
Verdi: Dance of the Young Moorish Slaves from Aida – Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (1:34)
DG B0006089-02 “Ich war ein Berliner: James Galway & Berlin Philharmoniker”

Introduction by Roger Norrington to Scottish Symphony (5:35)
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3 in a minor, Op. 56, Scottish – Stuttgart Radio Sym Orch/Roger Norrington (42:14)
Hänssler Classic CD 93.133

Trad Chinese: Fishing boats return at sunset (3:00); Brother, catch up with me (6:10) – Chinese Folk Ensemble. Milan Records M2-36159 “The Year of the Dog”


Sunday, March 19

Mozart: Symphony in D, K. 97 – Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 75736-2 (2) “Mozart: Early Symphonies, Volume 2” (9:33)

Mozart: Credo – Agnus Dei from Mass in c minor, K. 427 (completed by Robert Levin) – Diana Damrau, s; Juliane Banse, s; Lothar Odinius, t; Markus Marquardt, b; Stuttgart Gächinger Kantorei, Stuttgart Bach Collegium/Helmuth Rilling. Hänssler Classic 98.227 (45:12)

Szymanowski: Nos. 15-20 from Mazurkas, Op. 50 – Anna Kijanowska, p. Dux 0417 (15:10)

Bernstein: Facsimile – Bournemouth Sym Orch/Marin Alsop. Naxos 8.559245 (18:38)

Milhaud: Études sur des themes liturgiques du Comtat Venaissin – Juilliard String Quartet. Naxos 8.559451 (9:53)


Sunday, March 12

Offenbach: Il était une fois à la cour d’Eisenach from The Tales of Hoffman (5:07)
Flotow: Ach so fromm from Martha (2:59)
R. Strauss: Di rigori armato il seno from Der Rosenkavalier (2:24)
Donizetti: Favorita del re…Spirto gentil from La favorita (4:25)
Rolando Villazón, t; Bavarian Radio Cho, Munich Radio Orch/Michel Plasson. Virgin 44701-2 “Opera Recital”

Schubert: Fantasie in f, D. 940 – Evgeny Kissin & James Levine, p’s. RCA 69282-2 “Schubert: The Carnegie Hall Concert” (18:45)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 in b, Op. 74, Pathétique – Royal Phil Orch/Daniele Gatti. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907394 (44:27)

Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) – Denise Djokic, vc; David Jalbert, p. Endeavour Classics END-1013 (12:09)

Giordano: Amor ti vieta from Fedora (1:50)
Verdi: Odi il voto…Sprezzo la vita from Ernani (7:34)
Rolando Villazón, t; Bavarian Radio Cho, Munich Radio Orch/Michel Plasson. Virgin 44701-2 “Opera Recital”


Sunday, March 5

Gershwin: Prelude #2 (6:39); I from Piano Concerto in F (13:09) – Michel Camilo, p; Barcelona Sym Orch/Ernest Martinez Izquierdo. Telarc CD-83611 “Rhapsody in Blue”

John Cage: The Seasons – Herbert Henck, p. ECM New Series 1844 (16:35)

Eric Whitacre: When David heard (12:57); hope, faith, life, love (3:50) – Polyphony/Stephen Layton. Hyperion CDA-67543 “Cloudburst”

Bruckner: III (Adagio) from Symphony #8 in c – Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Bernard Haitink. RCO Live 05003 (28:01)

Schubert: V, VI from Octet in F, D. 803 – Mullova Ensemble. Onyx Classics 4006 (17:15)


Sunday, February 26

Mozart
: Horn Concerto #1 in D, K. 386b – Jacob Slagter, fh; Concertgebouw Chamber Orch. Pentatone PTC 5186 079 (8:26)

Tchaikovsky: String Serenade in C, Op. 48 – Royal Phil Orch/Daniele Gatti. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907394 (31:42)

Ariel Ramírez: Missa Criolla – Manuel Melendez, t; José Sacin, t; Pablo Talamante, t; Instrumental & Percussion Ensembles; Choral Arts Society of Washington/Joseph Holt. Naxos 8.557542 (22:15)

Joseph Schwantner: September Canticle – James Diaz, o; Dallas Sym Orch/Andrew Litton. Hyperion CDA-67493 (17:12)

Telemann: Concerto ripieno in Eb – Berlin Baroque Soloists/Rainer Kussmaul. DG B0005761-02 (7:56)

Mozart: II, III from Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191 – Gustavo Nuñez, bs; Concertgebouw Chamber Orch. Pentatone PTC 5186 079 (10:30)


Sunday, February 19

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto #1 in Eb, Op. 107 – Han-Na Chang, vc; London Sym Orch/Antonio Pappano. EMI Classics 32422-2 (28:43)

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 – Nicholas Angelich, p. Virgin Classics 332628-2 (25:35)

Handel: Water Music Suite #2 in D – Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 6.110115 (10:29)

Monteverdi: Fugge ‘l verno de’ dolori (3:26); Si dolce e ‘l tormento (3:21) from Scherzi Musicali
Anon: Toccata arpeggiata (2:48)
Monteverdi: Quando ‘Alba in Oriente (4:09) from Scherzi Musicali
Maria Cristina Kiehr, s; Stephan MacLeod, b-br; Concerto Soave/Jean-Marc Aymes. Harmonia Mundi HMC-901855 “Scherzi Musicali”

Rudi Stephan: Music for Orchestra (1912) – Melbourne Sym Orch/Oleg Caetani. Chandos CHSA-5040 (18:34)


Sunday, February 12

Brahms
: Piano Quartet #3 in c, Op. 60 – Beaux Arts Trio; Walter Trampler, vi. PentaTone Classics 5186 151 (2 CDs) (34:22)

Vaclovas Augustinas: The stomping bride (4:19)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Statements (5:50)
Erik Bergman: Unter Zeiten from Four Gallows' Songs (1:43)
Henryk Górecki: Hej, z gory, z gory from Five Kurpian Songs (3:54)
Algirdas Martinaitis: Alleluia (3:56)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi HMU-907391 “Baltic Voices 3”

Mozart: I from Piano Concerto #25 in C, K. 503 – Jorge Federico Osorio, p; Mozart-Haydn Festival Orch/Carlos Miguel Prieto. Artek AR-0024-2 (13:51)

Mozart: VI, VII from Serenade in Bb, K. 361, Gran Partita – Orpheus Chamber Orch. DG B0005735-02 (13:56)

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute (7:13)
Mozart: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön from The Magic Flute (3:55)
Mozart: Champagne Aria from Don Giovanni (1:24)
Mozart: Deh vieni, non tardar from The Marriage of Figaro (4:46)
Isabel Bayrakdarian, s; Michael Schade, t; Russell Braun, br; Canadian Opera Company Orch/Richard Bradshaw. CBC Records SMCD-5239 "Mozart: Arie & Duetti"


Sunday, January 22

Mozart: Piano Sonata in C, K. 330 – Zeynep Ucbasaran, p. Eroica Classical Recordings JDT-3222 (18:41)

Mozart: Concert Aria, Ch’io mi scordi di te?...Non temer, amato bene, K. 505 – Elina Garanča, ms; Frank Braley, p; Camerata Salzburg/Louis Langrée. Virgin Classics 332631-2 (10:04)

R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op. 40 – Berlin Phil/Sir Simon Rattle. EMI Classics 39339-2 (47:24)

Francisco Tárrega: Variations on Carnival of Venice (9:50)
Sylwester Laskowski: Reminiscencje (2002) (6:30)
Grzegorz Krawiec, g. MA Recordings M068A “Journey”

Vivaldi/Bach, arr. Balsom: Trumpet Concerto in D – Alison Balsom, tpt; Colm Carey, o. EMI Classics 58047-2 (8:02) “Bach: Works for Trumpet”


Sunday, January 15

Beethoven
: String Quartet #8 in e, Op. 59/2, Razumovsky – Tokyo String Quartet. Harmonia Mundi HMU-807423.24 (2) (36:19)

A. Scarlatti: Del ciel sui giri from Carlo re d’Allemagna (5:07)
Handel: Pompe vane di morte!...Dove sei from Rodelinda (7:11)
Albinoni: Stelle ingrate from Astarto (3:15)
Andreas Scholl, ct; Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone. “Arias for Senesino”

D. Scarlatti: Sonata in d, K. 1 (2:07); Sonata in G, K. 146 (2:40)
Ahmet Adnan Saygun: Inci’s Book, Op. 10 (8:48)
Zeynep Ucbasaran, p. Eroica Classical Recordings JDT-3223

Schubert, orch. Kissine: I from String Quartet in G, D. 887 – Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer. ECM New Series 1883 (22:46)

Gherardello da Firenze: Ballata, I’vo bene (3:35)
Lorenzo da Firenze: Ballata, Donna e fu (2:17)
Matteo da Perugia: Ballade, Se je me plaing (4:55)
Newberry Consort. Noyse Productions 57882 “Puzzles and Perfect Beauty”


Sunday, January 8

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 – Nashville Sym Orch/Kenneth Schermerhorn. Naxos 8.557460-62 (3 CDs) (10:08)

Ravel: I from String Quartet – Belcea Quartet. EMI Classics 74020-2 (7:49)

Butterworth: Love blows as the wind blows – Jonathan Lemalu, b-br; Belcea Quartet. EMI Classics 58050-2 (11:41)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 in Bb, Op. 52, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) – Anne Schwanewilms, s; Petra-Maria Schnitzer, s; Peter Seiffert, t; Gewandhaus Cho, Leipzig Opera Cho, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 475 6939 (57:25)

John Williams: Excerpts from Memoirs of a Geisha – Yo-Yo Ma, vc; Itzhak Perlman, v; Orch/Williams. Sony Classical 828767 747082 (13:15)


 
       
 
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