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Midday Music Playlist for 10/31/2012

Our noon hour features the Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel, introduced by Macon Symphony music director Ward Stare. He also talks about the orchestra's performance of the entire opera with singers from Chicago and New York, coming up this Saturday at the Grand Opera House in Macon.

Schumann, R. Waldszenen (Forest Scenes) Andreas Haefliger Sony 48036
Strauss, R. Death and Transfiguration Atlanta Sym, Runnicles Telarc 80661
Popper, D. Im Walde: Dance of the Gnomes Wendy Warner, Eileen Buck Cedille 90000 111
Ohguri, H. Fantasy on Osaka Folk Tunes Osaka Phil, Shimono Naxos 8.555321
Whitacre, E. Ghost Train Triptych North Texas Wind Sym, Corporon Klavier 11077
Liszt, F. Totentanz (Dance of Death) Louis Lortie, Residentie Orch, Pehlivanian Chandos 10371
Ward Stare, Macon Symphony music director, on Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck, E. Hansel and Gretel: End of Act I (Sandman, Evening Prayer, Dream Pantomime) Philharmonia Orch, Jennifer Larmore, Rebecca Evans, Diana Montague, New London Children's Choir, Mackerras Chandos 3143
Bach, J.S. Toccata and Fugue in D minor Ton Koopman Apex 2564 67940
Tansman, A. Three Pieces for clarinet, harp and string quartet: No. 1 Jean-Marc Fessard, Fracis Pierre, Quatuor Elysee Naxos 8.570235
Prokofiev, S. Autumnal Sketch Scottish National Orch, Jarvi Chandos 10481
Janacek, L. In the Mists Piotr Anderszewski Virgin 267291
Janacek, L. On an Overgrown Path Calefax Radio Nederland Wereldomroep DDE V