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Saturday Afternoon Classical 7/18/2009

This week, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, the Cello Sonata in D minor by Shostakovich, and the Violin Concerto by Khachaturian.

1pm-2pm

FRANZ XAVER RICHTER: Sinfonia No.11 in G minor--Aapo Häkkinen conducts the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. CD Title: "RICHTER: Six Grandes Symphonies (Set 2)" Naxos 8.570597

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb minor--Idil Biret, piano; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Emil Tabakov conducting. CD Title: "Idil Beret Concerto Edition-2" Idil Biret Music 8.571271 (distributed by Naxos)

2pm-3pm

DVORAK: String Quartet No.9 in D minor, op.34--Adagio, arranged for string orchestra and played by the American String Project. CD Title: "The American String Project" MSR Classics MS-1316

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata in D minor (1934)--Sol Gabetta, cello; Mihaela Ursuleasa, piano. CD Title: Sol Gabetta/Dmitri Shostakovich RCA Red Seal 88967-35961-2

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Three-Quarter Blues (aka "The Irish Waltz"), arranged for and played by the Canadian Brass. CD Title: "Swing That Music" Opening Day ODR-7371

3pm-4pm

PURCELL: Fantasia VII à 4 in C minor, Z.738, played by Les Voix humaines. CD Title: "Henry Purcell: Fantasias" Atma Classique ACD2-2591

HAYDN: Overture to the opera La Vera Costanza, played by the Haydn Sinfonietta of Vienna, Manfred Huss conducting. CD Title: "Haydn--The Complete Overtures" BIS CD-1818

KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto in D minor--Nicolas Koeckert, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, José Serebrier conducting. CD Title: "Khachaturian: Violin Concerto" Naxos 8.570988