Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Letter V Classical Radio this week

As an overture to the Fourth of July, a wide-ranging program of musical Americana . . .

July 3
noon-4 p.m. EDT
1600-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Aaron Copland: “Rodeo” – “Hoe-Down”
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/David Zinman (Argo)

Alexander Reinagle: “ ‘Lee Rigg,’ a Scots tune with three variations and a Gigg”
Olivier Baumont, harpsichord (Erato)

Jeremiah Ingalls:
“Harvest Hymn”
Daniel Read: “Calvary”
Ingalls: “Pennsylvania”
Boston Camerata, Schola Cantorum of Boston, Brown University Chamber Chorus/Joel Cohen (Erato)

William Billings:
“I Am the Rose of Sharon”
His Majestie’s Clerkes/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi France)

Johann Friedrich Peter: String Quintet No. 3
in G major
American Moravian Chamber Ensemble (New World Records)

James Hewitt: “New Federal Overture”
(reconstruction by Bertil van Boer)
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvänskylä/Patrick Gallois (Naxos)

“Fare Well, Ye Green Fields”
“The Three Gypsies”
“The Christian Race”
Boston Camerata/Joel Cohen (Erato)

traditional/John Newton: “Amazing Grace”
Custer LaRue, soprano (Dorian)

Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 4
(“Amazing Grace”)
Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch)

“Deal Gently with Thy Servants”
“Shall We Gather at the River”
Boston Camerata/
Joel Cohen (Erato)

Charles Ives: Quartet
No. 1 (“From the Salvation Army”)
Emerson String Quartet (Deutsche Grammophon)

Stephen Foster: “The Old Folks Quadrilles”
Sara Davis Buechner, piano (ProPiano)

Thomas Wiggins (Blind Tom): “Improvisation on ‘When This Cruel War Is Over’ ”
John Davis, piano (Newport Classics)

Charles Lucièn Lambert Sr.: “Bresiliana”
Michael Linville, piano (Naxos)

Scott Joplin: “Maple Leaf Rag”
Joshua Rifkin, piano (Nonesuch)

Past Masters:
“They Won’t Believe in Me”
“Hold the Wind”
The Sparkling Four (Outhouse Records)
(recorded 1929)

George Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
(1924 orchestration by Ferde Grofé)
George Gershwin,
1925 piano roll, edited & recorded 1976
Columbia Jazz Band/
Michael Tilson Thomas (CBS Masterworks)

James P. Johnson: “Yamekraw, a Negro Rhapsody”
(orchestration by William Grant Still)
Gary Hammond, piano
Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra/Richard Rosenberg (Naxos)

Past Masters:
Leonard Bernstein: “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs”
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Columbia Jazz Combo/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1963)

Past Masters:
John Powell: “Sonata Virginianesque,” Op. 7
Eddy Brown, violin;
John Powell, piano (Symposium)
(recorded 1939-40)

Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3
Colorado Symphony/Marin Alsop (Naxos)

John Adams: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle (EMI Classics)

John Philip Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel (Alto)