Midday Music Playlist for 03/19/2012

Long ago, the Mongols attacked the city Chittor in western India. Centuries later, composer Albert Roussel visited the ruins of Chittor and, back in France during World War I, wrote an opera-ballet about the events that took place there. The premiere of "Padmavati" at the Paris Opera went well, but as the spectacle was too lavish to be revived often, Roussel preserved the best bits of music in a pair of orchestral suites. We hear a new recording during the 11 o'clock hour.


Artist Title Album Label Help Support GPB
Mendelssohn, F. Songs without Words, Book 2, Op. 30 Vassily Primakov Bridge 9350
Roussel, A. Padmavati, opera-ballet, Suites 1-2 Royal Scottish National Orch, Deneve Naxos 8.572243
Montsalvatge, X. Poema Concertante for violin and orchestra Rachel Barton Pine, NDR Radio Phil, Antunes Hanssler 98.642
Mozart, W.A. "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat for piano, clarinet and viola, K. 498 Domus Ensemble Virgin 91485
Handel, G.F. Concerto a Due Chori No. 1 in B-flat for two wind ensembles and strings Tafelmusik, Lamon Sony 63073
Stenhammar, W. String Quartet No. 5 in C major, "Serenade" Oslo String Quartet CPO 777 426
Respighi, O. Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 Lausanne Chamber Orch, Lopez-Cobos Telarc 80309
Faure, G. Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 Capucon, Causse, Capucon, Dalberto Virgin 50999 07087523