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Midday Music Playlist for 09/11/2012

Have you seen Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom? I strongly recommend it, not least because it spotlights the music of Benjamin Britten. Britten's opera Noye's Fludd (Noah's Flood) is part of the plot, twice. And the film opens and closes emphatically with his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, in a recording I recognized immediately because I grew up with it. We hear that same recording, with its child narrator, right after the 1:00 news. We also hear ballet music for another, older story of teen lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in the 11:00 hour. -SZ

Rachmaninoff, S. Vocalise, Op. 34/14 Royal Liverpool Phil, Petrenko EMI 79019
Mozart, W.A. Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318 Prague Chamber Orch, Mackerras Telarc 80203
Prokofiev, S. Romeo and Juliet, Ballet, Suite No. 2 Oslo Phil, Jansons EMI 49289
Beethoven, L.v. Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2: Finale Zuill Bailey, Simone Dinnerstein Telarc 80740
Mascagni, P. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo Quartetto Gelato Marquis 601
Rachmaninoff, S. Elegiac Trio No. 1 in G minor Gina Levinson, Gary Levinson, Eugene Levinson Cala 0507
Brahms, J. Serenade No. 2 in A major London Sym, Haitink LSO 0056
Piazzolla, A. Tanti Anni Prima (Ave Maria) Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg Teldec 0630-17222
Britten, B. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fuge on a Theme of Purcell) New York Phil, Bernstein, narrated by Henry Chapin Sony 46712
Bruch, M. Octet for strings Bronx Arts Ensemble Premier 1048
Handel, G.F. Oboe Sonata in F major Academy of Ancient Music, members Harmonia Mundi 907465.66