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Saturday Afternoon Classical 10-3-2009

This week, a new computerized re-creation (or "re-performance") of two of Sergei Rachmaninoff's 78-rpm discs from the 1920s; Benjamin Britten's rarely-heard Violin Concerto from 1940; the unusual Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by Louis Spohr; and flutist Robert Stallman's latest project: transcriptions of Schubert's piano and violin sonatas for flute and strings.

1pm-2pmMOZART: Quintet in Eb for piano and winds, K.452 (Jan Vermeulen, piano; members of Il Gardellino) (1:06-1:30pm) CD TITLE: "MOZART/BEETHOVEN--Quintets for pianoforte and winds" (Accent ACC-24201)SCHUBERT: "Quartet in E-flat" (arr.Robert Stallman for flute and string quartet, from Schubert's Piano Sonata in Eb, D.568) (Robert Stallman, flute; Martinu Quartet) (1:31-1:59pm) CD TITLE: "New Schubert--Works for Flute & Strings" (Bogner's Cafe BOCA-103)

2pm-3pmRACHMANINOFF: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op.42 (Alexander Romanovsky, piano) (2:07-2:26pm) CD TITLE: "Rachmaninov--Etudes-Tableaux op.39/Corelli Variations op.42" (Decca 4763334)KREISLER: Liebesleid (transcr.Rachmaninoff); RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op.3 no.2 (both played originally by Sergei Rachmaninoff on 78-rpm discs in 1921 and 1928; performed here on a 9-foot Steinway D concert grand modified with computers and hardware by Zenph Studios to re-create Rachmaninoff's original performances in modern sound) (2:27-2:36pm) CD TITLE: "Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff" (RCA Red Seal 88697-48971-2)LOUIS SPOHR: Concerto in A minor for String Quartet and Orchestra (Leipzig Gewandhaus String Quartet and Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt conducting) (2:37-3:00pm) CD TITLE: "Gewandhaus-Quartett in Concert" (New Classical Adventure 60193)

3pm-4pmBRITTEN: Violin Concerto (1940) (Janine Jansen, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi conducting) (3:06-3:42pm) CD TITLE: "Beethoven/Britten Violin Concertos" (Decca promo CD)TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Fantasy-Overture, op.67 (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons) (3:43-3:59pm) CD TITLE: "Tschaikowsky 5, Hamlet/Nelsons" (Orfeo 780 091A)