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Saturday Afternoon Classical for 5/16/09

Today David Perry plays a rarely-heard violin concerto by late 18th-century composer and music publisher Ignaz Pleyel. Also: Scriabin's more-Wagnerian-than-Wagner "Poem of Ecstasy" for very large orchestra; Leon Fleisher in his first concerto recordings in more than 40 years, playing a Mozart concerto; Robert Schumann's violin-and-piano arrangement of one of Bach's Partitas for solo violin; and the Shostakovich Symphony No.10.

HOUR ONE

IGNAZ PLEYEL: Violin Concerto in D (David Perry, violin; Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Markand Thakar conducting) Naxos 8.570320

SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy (Le Poème de l'extase), op.54 (Antal Dorati conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, recorded live March 15, 1984)... another track from Radio Netherlands' massive 14-disc set, "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: The Radio Recordings--Vol.5 1980-1990) (RCO 08005)

HOUR TWO

BACH: Solo Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, arranged for violin and piano by Robert Schumann (Haroutune Bedelian, violin; Lorna Griffitt, piano) Centaur CRC-2904/5

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414 (Leon Fleisher, piano; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra) Sony Classical 88697-43505-2

HOUR THREE

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op.93 (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi conducting) Telarc CD-80702