Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight
Week of July 18th:
Monday, 9:00: Sir Thomas Beecham's miraculous recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Tuesday, 10:00: The Pavel Haas Quartet's award-winning recording of Schubert's Quintet in C.
Wednesday, 9:00: A jaw-dropping live performance of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony conducted by Takashi Asahina.
Thursday, 9:00: Thomas Hengelbrock leads the Hamburg (5-movement) version of Mahler's First Symphony.
Friday, 9:00: The uncut, high-cholesterol version of Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony with Mariss Jansons and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Record Shelf 7/24: A conversation with the American conductor David Alan Miller.
Week of July 11th:
Monday, 9:00: The controversial Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache leads a majestic live performance of Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.
Tuesday, 8:00: A blistering live performance--not his celebrated studio recording with the Vienna Philharmonic--of Beethoven's 7th Symphony with the Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kleiber.
Wednesday, 9:00: New and classic Grieg, including the Concert Overture "In Autumn" and the legendary recording of the Peer Gynt music with the London Symphony led by Oivin Fjeldstad.
Thursday, 10:00: The recording that pianist Sviatoslav Richter called "the most beautiful recording ever made of anything": Debussy's La Mer, with the Czech Philharmonic led by Roger Desormiere.
Friday, 9:00: The other Missa Solemnis: a recent recording--from conductor Frieder Bernius--of Beethoven's Mass in C.
Record Shelf 7/17: A Buyer's Guide to the English Concerto--as survey of the best of the readily available recordings.