Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

A special guest, Erin R. Freeman, the Richmond Symphony and Virginia Commonwealth University choral director, joins me to discuss her recent appointment as artistic director of Wintergreen Performing Arts and its summer festival, running from July 6 until Aug. 2 at the western Virginia resort community. We’ll sample some of the music Freeman has programmed for this year’s 20th anniversary season, and discuss her plans for future Wintergreen festivals.

June 18
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Mozart: “The Marriage of Figaro” Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/
Neville Marriner (EMI Classics)

Mason Bates: Violin Concerto
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin (EOne)

Past Masters:
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)
Radu Lupu, piano (Decca)
(recorded 1970)

Kodály: “Dances of Galánta”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi (Chandos)

Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade;” “Nacht und Träume”
(orchestrations by Max Reger)
Camilla Nylund, soprano
Hannover Radio Philharmonic/
Werner Andreas Albert (cpo)

Nielsen: Wind Quintet – finale
Emmanuel Pahud, flute;
Sabine Meyer, clarinet;
Stefan Schweigert, bassoon;
Jonathan Kelly, oboe;
Radek Baborák, French horn (EMI Classics)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major (“Italian”) – finale
National Philharmonic/Leopold Stokowski
(Sony Classical)

Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Philippe Bernold, flute;
Gérard Caussé, viola;
Isabelle Moretti, harp (Harmonia Mundi France)

Past Masters:
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Martha Argerich, piano
Berlin Philharmonic/
Claudio Abbado
(Deutsche Grammophon)
(recorded 1967)

John Dowland: Pavana (1622), “Mr. Knight’s Galliard”
Paul O’Dette, lute (Harmonia Mundi USA)