Midday Music Playlist for 07/31/2012

According to J.K. Rowling (and she should know), July 31 is the birthday of Harry Potter. A twinkling bit of John Williams' Harry Potter film score follows the 1:00 news. Also on the show, a new recording of Schubert's intense "Death and the Maiden" quartet, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason in their "Ashokan Farewell."

Artist Title Album Label Help Support GPB
Chopin, F. Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60 Richard Goode Nonesuch 79452
Schubert, F. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, "Death and the Maiden" Jasper String Quartet Sono Luminus 92152
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. The Tsar's Bride, Overture Russian National Orch, Pletnev DG 439 892
Vivaldi, A. Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 477 La Serenissima, Chandler Avie 2257
Saint-Saens, C. Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 2 Radio Sym Orch Frankfurt, Inbal PentaTone 5186 157
Piazzolla, A. Milonga in D for guitars and bandoneon Katona Twins, Alfredo Marcucci Channel 19804
Brahms, J. Scherzo (Sonatensatz) in C minor from the "F.A.E." Sonata Arnaud Sussman, Wu Han Music@Menlo 2011, Vol. 5
Williams, J. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme Cincinnati Pops, Kunzel Telarc 80600
Chaminade, C. Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 34: mvts 2-3 KMW Trio dB PRoductions
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. The Golden Cockerel, Suite Edmonton Sym, Mayer SMCD 5169
Ungar, J. Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar, Molly Mason Angel 56720