Three German groups and one American ensemble are featured on this edition of What's New. The South West Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart is exceeded in name only by the South West Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg. Sounds like something out of P.D.Q Bach routine. Anyway, they present new releases of Ravel and Richard Strauss, respectively.The second hour of What's New explores Samuel Barber with the Cypress Quartet and Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto from Nikolai Lugansky and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin. Love those German orchestras...
Ravel/La Valse/South West Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart/Hanssler
Strauss/Don Quixote/South West Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg/Guthman, Luthy/Hanssler
Grieg/Piano Concerto in a min/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin, Lugansky/Naive