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A Tribute To Memphis Soul

3 days ago

Robert Cray is recording his 18th studio album at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee - home of the Hi label, which gave the world the best of Al Green. We hear songs from Cray's earlier albums, as well as his new one, which effectively pays tribute to Memphis Soul. Audio


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Friday 26 May

6:00 AM. Classic Morning with Rick Young

CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6/8 - Pavlo Beznosiuk (vln/dir), Avison Ensemble (Linn CKD 411)

MOZART: Serenade No 7 in D K250, Haffner (8) - Rudolf Koeckert (vln), Bavarian Radio SO/Rafael Kubelík (DG 477 5838)

POULENC: Trio for piano, oboe & bassoon (3) - Adrian Wilson (ob), Peter Whelan (bsn), Tim Horton (pno) (NIMBUS NI 6121)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No 5 in D (3) - London Phil/Adrian Boult (EMI CDM 7 64018)

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E minor Op 59/2, Razumovsky (4) - Gewandhaus Quartet (nca 60139)

SIBELIUS: Dance-Intermezzo Op 45/2 - New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen (NAXOS 8.570763)


HAYDN: Keyboard Concerto in F HobXVIII/3 (1) - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno/dir), Norwegian CO (EMI CDC 5 56960)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile, from String Quartet No 1 - Alexander Kniazev (cello), Moscow CO/Constantine Orbelian (warner 2564 62061)

BACH arr Boëls: Cello Suite No 6 in D BWV1012 (5) - Pascal Boëls (gtr) (CALLIOPE CAL 9385)

ANON arr Lislevand: Tourdion - Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Anna Maria Friman (sops), period instrument ensemble/Rolf Lislevand (dir) (ecm 2088 (476 3317))

QI LUI: Red Flowers in Bloom - Shanghai Quartet (Delos DE 3308)

CHABRIER: Aubade, from Five Posthumous Pieces - Emmanuel Strosser (pno) (MIRARE MIR 116)

SATIE orch Debussy: Gymnopédie No 1 - ASMF/Neville Marriner (PHILIPS 426 051)

SCHUBERT: Symphony No 3 in D D200 (4) - Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen (PHILIPS 446 100)


RAVEL arr Milone: Pavane for a Dead Princess - 48 violas from ASMF, BBC SO, London Phil, ENO Orch/Geoffrey Simon (CALA CACD 0106)

ALBENIZ: El Puerto, from Iberia Book 1 - Marc-André Hamelin (pno) (HYPERION CDA 67476/7)

HANDEL: Harp Concerto in Bb HWV294 (1) - Maxine Eilander (harp), Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (dir) (ANALEKTA AN 2 9811)

PÄRT: Summa - Franz Joseph Quartet (ATMA ACD 2 2310)

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No 4 in A Op 90, Italian (3) - Vienna Phil/Christoph von Dohnányi (Decca 421 769)

SCHUMANN: Widmung - Barbara Bonney (sop), Vladimir Ashkenazy (pno) (Decca 452 898)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio No 1 in Eb Op 1/1 (3) - Canterbury Trio (RNZ)

BERLIOZ: Le Corsaire, Overture Op 21 - Lyon National Orch/Leonard Slatkin (naxos 8.572886)


SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No 1 in A Op 20 - Liviu Prunaru (vln), Paris Orchestral Ensemble/Lawrence Foster (CLAVES CD 50-2210)

ZIPOLI arr Hunt: Elevazione - Gordon Hunt (ob/dir), Niklass Veltman (cello), Norrköping SO (BIS CD 5017)

RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini - Yevgeny Sudbin (pno), Singapore SO/Lan Shui (BIS SACD 1988)

RACHMANINOV transcr Sudbin: Spring waters Op 14/11 - Yevgeny Sudbin (pno) (BIS SACD 1728)

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