This week, Mozart's Horn Concerto No.4; Piano Concerto no.1 by Giuseppe Martucci; Schumann's piano suite "Carnival-Prank from Vienna"; and the American String Project's string-orchestra arrangement of Brahms' String Quartet no.2.
MOZART: Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat (horn soloist Jacob Slagter from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra horn section; Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts this Concertgebouw Orchestra performance in Amsterdam on Oct.16, 1988) From the 14-CD set "Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Live: The Radio Years, Vol. 5 1980-1990" (Radio Netherlands RCO 08005)
Giuseppe MARTUCCI (1856-1909): Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor (pianist Gesualdo Coggi with the Rome Symphony Orchestra, Francesco La Vecchia conducting) Naxos 8.570931
BRAHMS: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51 (arranged for a 15-piece string orchestra and played by the American String Project) MSR Classics MS-1316
Film composer HANS ZIMMER: three selections from his score for Ron Howard's new film Angels and Demons, based on the Dan Brown novel--"Science and Religion;" "Immolation;" and "Election by Adoration." (Joshua Bell, violin; studio orchestra directed by Nick Glennie-Smith) Sony 88697-52096-2
SCHUMANN: Faschinggchwank aus Wien (Carnival-Jest from Vienna), op.11 (Sally Pinkas, piano) MSR Classics MS-1323
Leon de SAINT-LUBIN (1805-1850): Grand Duo Concertant for violin and piano, op.49 (Anastasia Khitruk, violin; Elizaveta Kopelman, piano) Naxos 8.572019