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Saturday Afternoon Classical for Dec. 5, 2009

Today: Dvorak's Violin Concerto; the Piano Quintet by Franck; a Cello Sonata by Saint-Saens; and the original solo-piano manuscript of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

1pm-2pm

FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor (Fine Arts Quartet with pianist Cristina Ortiz) (35:30) CD TITLE: "Franck--String Quartet/Piano Quintet" (Naxos 8.572009)

Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES: Piano Sonata (played by pianist Ruthanne Schempf) (15:29) CD TITLE: "An American Mirage" (MSR Classics MS-1313)

2pm-3pm

DVORAK: Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53 (Arabella Steinbacher, violin; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Marek Janowski) (33:37) CD TITLE: "Dvorak/Szymanowski: Violin Concertos" (Pentatone PTC 5186 353; SuperAudio CD)

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue, in Gershwin's original-manuscript solo piano version (played by pianist Alicia Zizzo) (17:31) CD TITLE: "George Gershwin: The Original Manuscripts" (MSR Classics MS-1127)

3pm-4pm

SCHUBERT: Overture to The Conspirators (Die Verschworenen) (Prague Sinfonia/Christian Benda) (7:03) CD TITLE: "Schubert: Complete Overtures Vol.2" (Naxos 8.570329)

Francesco MANFREDINI (c.1680-1748): Pastoral Concerto for the Nativity in C, op.3 no.12 (performed by Collegium Aureum) (9:47) CD TITLE: "A Baroque Christmas" (RCA Victor Gold Seal 61882, only available as a reissue from www.arkivmusic.com)

SAINT-SAENS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F (Christian Poltera, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano) (33:06) CD TITLE: "Saint-Saens: Cello Sonatas" (Chandos CHAN-10552)