Midday Music Playlist for 06/20/2011

Just before the noon news it's seven minutes of new music for string quartet and...theremin! That's that early eletronic instrument responsible for woo-woo sounds in classic sci fi movies. You play the theremin by moving your hands near - but never touching - two metal antennae that control pitch and volume.


Artist Title Album Label Help Support GPB
Bach, C.P.E. Harpsichord Concerto in E-flat, Wq. 43/3 Andreas Staier, Freiburg Baroque Orch, Mullejans Harmonia Mundi 903083.84
Schumann, R. String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 41/3 Fine Arts Quartet Naxos 8.570151
Warshaw, D.H. Transformation for theremin and string quartet (2007) Dalit Hadass Warshaw, Momenta Quartet Albany 1238
Revelo, J. Fantasia en 6/8 Caracas Clarinet Quartet Cacao 008
Mendelssohn, F. Violin Concerto in E minor James Ehnes, Philharmonia Orch, Ashkenazy Onyx 4060
Beethoven, L.v. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, "Waldstein" Maurizio Pollini DG 427 642
Corelli, A. Recorder Concerto No. 10 in F major Maurice Steger, English Concert, Cummings Harmonia Mundi 907523
Franck, C. Violin Sonata in A major Ray Chen, Noreen Polera Sony 829672
Glazunov, A. Solemn Overture Russian National Orch, Pletnev DG 439 892