Snooze Button #1510 28 Mar 2014

Today’s show begins with some modestly-scaled (probably intended for children) but charming piano pieces by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu; next is Schubert’s stand-alone Rondo in A for violin and orchestra;the big piece on today’s show is an aggressively “period” but rollicking good fun recording of Bach’s 1st Brandenburg Concerto; this week’s encores featuring Enrico Caruso wrap up with a powerful duet from Verdi’s late masterpiece “Otello”.

Next week’s encores: music about or featuring water.