Midday Music Playlist for 02/28/2012

Arkansas native Jett Hitt is both a cowboy (who raises horses and leads guided rides deep into Yellowstone National Park) and a composer (with a doctorate of musical arts and experience teaching at the college level). His work "Yellowstone" evokes his favorite American landscape like a soundtrack. It's been recorded but never performed in public...until this weekend, when the Ocmulgee Symphony (ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com) will present it in Cochran and Macon. After the noon news, Sarah speaks with cowboy composer Jett Hitt and we listen to "Yellowstone."

Artist Title Album Label Help Support GPB
Tchaikovsky, P.I. The Seasons: December Yefim Bronfman Sony 88697-21081
Prokofiev, S. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Yefim Bronfman, Israel Phil, Mehta Sony 88697-21081
Haydn, F.J. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20/5 Jerusalem Quartet Harmonia Mundi 902030
Hitt, Jett Yellowstone for violin and orchestra Frantisek Novotny, Slovak Radio Phil, Kirk Trevor
Scarlatti, A. Sinfonia in F major for recorder and continuo Martino Noferi, Il Rossignolo, Tenerani CPO 999 856
Chopin, F. Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1 Andre Watts EMI 66273
Brahms, J. Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 Weiss Kaplan Newman Trio Bridge 9362