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Midday Music Playlist for 07/26/2011

Chris Brubeck's new genre-bending sextet "Danza del Soul" highlights today's noon hour on GPB Radio. We'll just have to imagine the theatrical staging that starts the first movement: The clarinetist sits all alone on stage and appears to be warming up before the audience is fully settled. Interrupted by offstage violin flourishes, the clarinetist (as directed in the music) looks increasingly annoyed. One can hear the violinist walking on stage and falling into a duet until the cellist comes running out. There follow entrances by the double bass player, the pianist, and finally the out-of-breath page turner.

Svendsen, J. Norwegian Folksong Bournemouth Sinfonietta Naxos 8.553106
Rodrigo, J. Concierto Andaluz for four guitars and orchestra EntreQuatre Guitar Quartet, Asturias Sym, Valdes Naxos 8.555841
Rubinstein, A. Piano Sonata No. 1 in E minor Leslie Howard Hyperion 22007
Albeniz, I./Pine, R.B. Asturias (Leyenda) Rachel Barton Pine Cedille 90000 124
Brubeck, C. Danza del Soul Concord Chamber Music Society Reference 122
Grieg, E. Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 Estonian National Sym, Jarvi Virgin 0946 3 44722
Biber, H.I.F.v. Mensa Sonora, No. 4 in B-flat Baroque Band Chicago, Clarke Cedille 90000 116
Saint-Saens, C. String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112 Fine Arts Quartet Naxos 8.572454
Stravinsky, I. Four Norwegian Moods Cleveland Orch, Chailly London 417 325