Week of May 23rd:
Monday, 9:00: Going beyond the popular Three Dances, a complete performance of Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, in the recent recording from the Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena.
Tuesday, 8:00: New recordings of Beethoven's First Symphony (with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic) and a new version for chorus and strings of Sir Edward Elgar's Sea Pictures.
Wednesday, 9:20: The award-winning new recording of Sir William Walton's Cello Concerto from Steven Isserlis.
Thursday, 10:00: Leonard Bernstein's classic Boston Symphony recording of Liszt's A Faust Symphony.
Friday, 10:30: A staggering live performance -- from Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic -- of Mahler's Tragic Symphony.
Record Shelf 5/29: In the second of two programs, rare recordings from the great Hungarian-born music director of the Chicago Symphony, Fritz Reiner.
Week of May 16th:
Monday, 9:00: An hour of French music, including the delightful, little-known Symphony in G by Jean Francaix, and a very French recording of the Ravel Piano Trio.
Tuesday, 8:00--12:00: A visit from the great Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.
Wednesday, 8:00--10:00: Mostly new recordings, including a live performance of Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with Alicia de Larrocha, and Prokofiev's 7th Symphony from conductor James Gaffigan.
Thursday, 9:00: An hour of new recordings from Switzerland, featuring Ibert's Escales from Neeme Jarvi and Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet.
Friday, 11:00: An hour of Soviet film music, including Hamlet by Dmitri Shostakovich and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky.
Record Shelf, 5/22: "Reiner Rarities" -- in the first of two programs, live, long out-of-print, or previously unpublished recordings by the great Hungarian conductor.