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February 22, 2009

Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion & Orchestra (25:33)
Soloists; London Sym Orch/Pierre Boulez
Deutsche Grammophon 477 7440 "Bartók: Concertos"

Bach, arr. Steinke: Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (12:40)
Corona Guitar Quartet
Albany Records TROY-1084

Haydn: Aria, Che mondo amabile (5:12); Duet, Non aver di me sospetto (3:11) from Il mondo della luna
Thomas Quasthoff, b-br; Genia Kühmeier, s; Freiburg Baroque Orch/Gottfried von der Goltz
Deutsche Grammophon 477 7469 "Haydn: Italian Arias"

Vittorio Giannini: Symphony #4 (23:22)
Bournemouth Sym Orch/Daniel Spalding
Naxos 8.559352

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata #2 in D, Op. 94a (23:17)
Mikhail Simonyan, v; Alexei Podkorytov, p
Delos DE-3385

Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio (4:05)
Corona Guitar Quartet
Albany Records TROY-1084

February 15, 2009

J. Strauss, Jr.: Schnellpost Polka (2:18); Roses from the South Waltz (8:42); Freikugeln Polka (2:51)
Vienna Phil/Daniel Barenboim
Decca B0012569-02 (2 CDs) "2009 New Year's Concert"

Haydn: String Quartet in Bb, Op. 71/1 (22:13)
Kodály Quartet
Naxos 8.502400 (25 CDs) "Haydn: Complete String Quartets"

Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, K. 311 (16:59)
Rafał Blechacz, p
Deutsche Grammophon B0011952-02

Elgar: Finale from Violin Concerto in b, Op. 61 (18:23)
Gil Shaham, v; Chicago Sym Orch/David Zinman
Canary Classics CC-06

Puccini: Duet, Viene la sera from Madama Butterfly(14:27)
Angela Gheorghiu, s; Jonas Kaufmann, t; Santa Cecilia Orch/Antonio Pappano
EMI 50999-26418728 (2 CDs)

Steiner: Main Title & Entrance of Kong from King Kong (3:05), Rózsa: Suite from Spellbound (7:16), Copland: Selections from The Red Pony (3:39)
Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel
Telarc CD-80708 "Vintage Cinema"

February 8, 2009

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in e, R 273 (14:55)
Chamber Orch of Europe/Daniel Hope, v
Deutsche Grammophon 477 7463

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 (51:24)
Stephen Kovacevich, p
Onyx 4035

Louis Applebaum: High Spirits (A Short Overture) (3:53)
Harry Freedman: Laurentian Moods, Suite of French-Canadian Folk Songs (8:05)
Toronto Wind Orch/Tony Gomes
Naxos 8.572248 "Northern Winds"

Ludovico Roncalli: Sonata #7 in d from Capricci Armonici (11:32)
Richard Savino, baroque guitar
Dorian DSL-90804

Handel: Morirň, ma vendicata from Teseo (4:46), There in myrtle shades reclined from Hercules (4:40), Hence, Iris hence away from Semele (3:39)
Joyce DiDonato, ms; Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset
Virgin Classics 519038-2 "Furore"

February 1, 2009

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64 (25:49)
Anne-Sophie Mutter, v; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur
Deutsche Grammophon 477 8001

Haydn: Auld lang syne (2:45); The waefu’ heart (3:39); The last time I come o’er the muir (4:22); Waly waly (3:31) from Scottish Songs
Lorna Anderson, s; Jamie MacDougall, t; Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Brilliant Classics 93453 "Haydn: Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4" (3 CDs)

Josef Suk: Part I from Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (36:41)
Helsinki Phil/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Ondine ODE-1132-5

Bach/Stokowski: Prelude in b (3:54); Toccata & Fugue in d (9:02)
Bournemouth Sym Orch/José Serebrier
Naxos 8.572050

Bach: Violin Concerto in a, BWV 1041 (13:22)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Julia Fischer, v
Decca 478 0650

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