Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

In the new year, the show expands to three hours, beginning an hour earlier. The first two installments mark the year’s anniversaries of musicians and compositions – in this program, the sesquicentennial of the births of Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Paul Dukas and Alexander Glazunov.

Jan. 8
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Sibelius: “Finlandia”

Boston Symphony Orchestra/
Colin Davis (Philips)

Past Masters:
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
in A minor
Nathan Milstein, violin
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/
William Steinberg
(EMI Classics)
(recorded 1957)

Nielsen: “Hymnus amoris”
Barbara Bonney, soprano
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Lars Pedersen, tenor
Michael W. Hansen, baritone
Bo Anker Hansen, bass
Copenhagen Boys’ Choir
Danish National Radio Choir
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/
Ulf Schirmer

Past Masters:
Dukas: “Villanelle”
Dennis Brain, French horn
Wilfrid Parry, piano
(BBC Music)
(recorded 1957)

Past Masters:
Glazunov: “The Seasons” – “Winter”
studio orchestra/
Alexander Glazunov
(EMI Classics)
(recorded 1929)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis

Dukas: “La Peri” Suite
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/
Jesús López-Cobos

Sibelius: “The Swan of Tuonela”
Philadelphia Orchestra/
Eugene Ormandy
(EMI Classics)

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Sakari Oramo

Dukas: “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
(RCA Victor)