Midday Music Playlist for 08/21/2012

Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was in his 30s when he visited Italy. Spending the spring of 1907 in Florence, he wrote to a friend that he'd "like to compose the kind of beautiful poetry about the South of which only a Northerner is capable." We hear the result - his immensely appealing Serenade for Orchestra - in today's noon hour.


Artist Title Album Label Help Support GPB
Bach, J.S. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr Harmonia Mundi 807461.62
Schmitt, F. A Tour des Anches, mvt 3: Nocturne - Sarabande Soloists Ensemble Berlin Naxos 8.570489
Haydn, F.J. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Jean-Guihen Queyras, Freiburg Baroque Orch, Mullejans Harmonia Mundi 901816
Elgar, E. Romance for bassoon and orchestra, Op. 62 Julie Price, English Chamber Orch, Goodwin Harmonia Mundi 907258
Anonymous Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone, arr. two lutes Ronn McFarlane, William Simms Sono Luminus 82155
Stenhammar, W. Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 31 Gothenburg Sym, Jarvi DG 445 857
Telemann, G.P. Sonata a 7 in E minor Musica Antiqua Koln, Goebel Archiv 445 824
Jaffe, S. Cut-Time Shout (2004) Susan Grace, Alice Rybak Bridge 9260
Anonymous Greensleeves Ronn McFarlane, William Simms Sono Luminus 82155
Mozart, W.A. Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, "Linz" English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner Philips 422 419
Glazunov, A. Wedding March, Op. 21 Bavarian Radio Sym, Jarvi Orfeo 093 201