Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight
Highlights for the week of September 29th
Monday, September 29, 9 p.m.: New recordings of Danish music: the First Symphony of Carl Nielsen with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and a quartet by Rued Langgaard, featuring the Nightingale String Quartet, Gramophone Magazine’s Young Artists of the Year.
Tuesday, September 30, 8 p.m.: New recordings of music by Bach and Schumann: Schumann’s Second Symphony with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati, together with the controversial new recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier from pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Wednesday, October 1, 9 p.m.: The classic interpretation of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony which stunned the composer when he heard it in Moscow: the 1959 Sony recording by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Thursday, October 2, 10 p.m.: An hour of benchmark recordings from George Szell, including the recording – with soprano Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – of the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.
Friday, October 3, 9 p.m.: In one of its most consistently recommended recordings, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Collegium Vocale led by Philippe Herreweghe.