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Midday Music Playlist for 09/25/2013

Forty-three-year-old American pianist and blogger Jeremy Denk has just been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. The honor nets him a substantial grant (a so-called "genius" grant) to do with what he wishes. To celebrate, we'll hear Jeremy Denk play Brahms, Saint-Saens and Bach, one per hour.

Brahms, J. Viola Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1 Roberto Diaz, Jeremy Denk Naxos 8.570827
Rachmaninoff, S. Vocalise, Op. 34/14 Royal Liverpool Phil, Petrenko EMI 50999 6 79019
Mozart, W.A. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 Malcolm Bilson, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner Archiv 423 595
Saint-Saens, C. Carnival of the Animals: The Swan Misha Maisky, Orchestre de Paris, Bychkov DG 289 453 909
Saint-Saens, C. Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk Sony 88697820262
Prokofiev, S. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Horacio Gutierrez, Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Jarvi Chandos 8889
Bach, J.S. Cantata No. 21: Sinfonia for oboe and orchestra La Petite Bande, Kuijken Virgin 90779
Bach, J.S. Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 Jeremy Denk Azica 71262
Tchaikovsky, P.I. Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture St. Petersburg Phil, Ashkenazy Decca 475 8353