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Saturday Afternoon Classical 8-22-2009

This week, symphonic music abounds, with Haydn's "Philosopher" Symphony (No.22); Mahler's Symphony No.5; Carl Nielsen's Symphony No.5; the late-Romantic tone poem "Im Sommerwind" by the young Anton Webern; and a Fantasia on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra by Anton Arensky.

1pm-2pm

HAYDN: Symphony No.22 in Eb, "The Philosopher" (Nicholas Kraemer conducts the BBC Philharmonic) (1:07-1:24pm) CD TITLE: "Haydn Symphonies Nos, 22, 26, 67 & 80" (BBC Music Magazine BBCMM-307)

CARL NIELSEN: Symphony No.5, op.50 (Kirill Kondrashin directs the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam) (1:26-1:59pm) CD TITLE: "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra--Live: The Radio Recordings 1980-1990 (Vol.5)" (Radio Netherlands RCO 08005, 14 CDs)

2pm-3pm

MAHLER: Symphony No.5 in C# minor (Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, David Zinman conducting) (2:07-3:21pm) CD TITLE: "Gustav MAHLER/Symphony No.5" (RCA Red Seal 88697-31450-2; Super Audio CD)

3pm-4pm

Anton ARENSKY (1861-1906): Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, op.48 (Konstantin Scherbakov, piano; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky conducting) (3:23-3:31pm) CD TITLE: "Arensky: Piano Concerto in F minor" (Naxos 8.570526)

Anton WEBERN: Idyll for String Orchestra, Im Sommerwind (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Riccardo Chailly conducting) (3:32-3:46pm) CD TITLE: "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra--Live: The Radio Recordings 1980-1990 (Vol.5)" (Radio Netherlands RCO 08005, 14 CDs)

Léon de SAINT-LUBIN (1805-1850): Nocturne and Rondino, Op.41 No.1, and Nocturne, op.47 No.2 (Anastasia Khitruk, violin; Elizaveta Kopelman, piano) (3:47-3:57pm) CD TITLE: "SAINT-LUBIN/Virtuoso Works for Violin-1" (Naxos 8.572019)