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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050
European Brandenburg Ensemble/Trevor Pinnock.
Avie AV-2119  (2 CDs)  (20:44)

Bach: Cantata # 82, Ich habe genug
Johannette Zomer, s; Florilegium.
Channel Classics CCS SA 23807   (21:53)

Barber, arr. Sheppard: Nocturne (3:35)
Rodgers, arr. Hough: My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music (2:40)
Bolcom: Graceful Ghost (4:18)
Crumb: Dream Images (5:04)
Michael Sheppard, p.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907475

Prokofiev: Symphony #5 in Bb, Op. 100
Cincinnati Sym Orch/Paavo Järvi.
Telarc CD-80683   (43:22)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Vivaldi: Four-Violin Concerto in b, Op. 3/10
La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler.
Avie AV-2106  "The Rise of the Northern Italian Violin Concerto: Volume I"  (9:00)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64 (Original 1844 version)
Daniel Hope, v; Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Thomas Hengelbrock.
DG 477 6634   (25:57)

Shostakovich: Symphony #5 in d, Op. 47
Chicago Sym Orch/Myung-Whun Chung.
CSO Resound 2007-9-12  (52:07) (Download only)

Tchaikovsky: February: Carnival (3:07); March: Song of the Lark (1:54) from
The Seasons, Op. 37
Scriabin: Piano Sonata #4 in F#, Op. 30 (8:15)
Wu Han, p.
Artist Led 10701-2 "Russian Recital"

Sunday, February 17, 2008

J. Strauss, Sr: Paris Waltz, Op. 101 (6:57)
J. Strauss, Jr: Orpheus Quadrille, Op. 236 (5:23)
Vienna Philharmonic/Georges Prêtre.
Decca B0010611-02  "New Year's Concert 2008"

Donizetti: Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor
Natalie Dessay, s; Franck Ferrari, br; Matthew Rose, b; European Chamber Cho, Concerto Cologne/Evelino Pidò.
Virgin 14365-2  "Italian Opera Arias"  (18:47)

Schumann, ed. Mahler: Symphony #4 in d, Op. 120
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca 478 0037   (25:34)

Bloch: Schelomo (Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello & Orchestra)
Yo-Yo Ma, vc; Chicago Sym Orch/Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
CSO Resound 901 801  "Traditions and Transformations)  (22:39)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #1 in f, Op. 2/1
Maurizio Pollini, p.
DG B0010399-02   (19:34)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Brahms: Clarinet Sonata #2 in Eb, Op. 120/2
Jon Manasse, cl; Jon Nakamatsu, p.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907430   (21:11)

Schumann: Excerpts from Liederkreis, Op. 39
Kate Royal, s; Graham Johnson, p.
Hyperion CDJ-33110   (12:40)

Haydn: Introduction; Sonata I from The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross
Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
Alia Vox AV-9854   (13:19)

Liszt: St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds from Two Legends (10:44); Dante Sonata from Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième Année-Italie (17:14)
Daniel Barenboim, p.
Warner 69785-2  "Barenboim: Live at La Scala"

Mahler: Part I, Veni, creator spiritus from Symphony #8
Soloists; Berlin Deutsche Staatsoper Cho, Berlin Radio Cho, Aurelius Boys' Cho, Berlin Staatskapelle/Pierre Boulez
DG 477 6597  (2 CDs)  (23:44)

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