This week: Handel was the only Baroque composer to write "water music"--his colleague Telemann's "Hamburg Harbor Ebb and Flow" opens the program. Also, a violin concerto by 19th-century Danish composer Niels Gade; Bach's Keyboard Partita No.1 in a new recording by pianist Andras Schiff; a concerto by Michael Haydn (Joseph's younger brother); and Schubert's great String Quintet in C.
TELEMANN: Water Music "Hamburg Ebb and Flow" (Alfredo Bernardini directs the ensemble "Zefiro") CD TITLE: "Handel/Telemann: Water Music" (Naive/Ambrosie AM-192)
NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Violin Concerto in D minor, op.56 (1880) (Christina Åstrand, violin; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds) CD TITLE: "Romantic Violin Concertos" (Da Capo 6.220562)
BACH: Partita for Keyboard, no. 1in Bb, BWV 825 (Andras Schiff, piano) CD TITLE: "Andras Schiff/Johann Sebastian Bach/Six Partitas" (ECM B0013262-02)
MICHAEL HAYDN (1737-1806): Concerto in C for organ, viola, strings and continuo (Franz Lehrndorfer, organ; Ulrich Koch, viola; Wilfried Boettcher directs members of Cappella Coloniensis) CD TITLE: "Michael Haydn: Organ Concerto" (Phoenix Edition 193)
SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C, D.956 (Gewandhaus Quartet with cellist Peter Bruns) CD TITLE: "Gewandhaus-Quartett in Concert" (New Classical Adventure/Membran 60193)