Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Another holiday special at a special time: We ring out the old year and anticipate the new with our annual Habsburg Sock-Hop, a more expansive take on the traditional Viennese New Year waltz program, with dances from the many lands along the Danube in central and eastern Europe and the Balkans, once ruled by the Habsburg dynasty in its sprawling, multicultural Austro-Hungarian Empire.

We’ll hear waltzes, Ländler, polkas, mazurkas, furiants and other dances, as heard at their folk roots and through their varied classical branches.

Dec. 31
1-5 p.m. EST
1800-2200 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Past Masters:
Haydn: Symphony No. 36 in C major – I: Vivace
Philharmonia Hungarica/
Antál Doráti (Decca)
(recorded 1970)

Johann Strauss II: “Emperor” Waltz
London Philharmonic/
Franz Welser-Möst
(EMI Seraphim)

Past Masters:
Rossini: “The Thieving Magpie” Overture
Royal Philharmonic/
Colin Davis (EMI Classics)
(recorded 1961)

Josef Lanner: “Styrian Dances”
Josef Lanner: “New Viennese Ländler”
Johann Strauss I: “Court-Ball Dances”
trad.-Franz Gruber: “Dances of Old Vienna”
Willi Boskovsky Ensemble (Alto)

Liszt: “Mephisto” Waltz No. 1
Evgeny Kissin, piano (RCA Victor)

Suk: “Fantastické scherzo”
Buffalo Philharmonic/
JoAnn Falletta (Naxos)

trad. Czech:
“Wallachian Lament”
Apollo Chamber Players (Navona)

Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)
Eroica Trio (EMI Classics)

Smetana: “The Bartered Bride” – Polka, Furiant
Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph von Dohnányi (London)

Gorécki: “Little Requiem for a Polka”
Schönberg Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw
(Newton Classics)

Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 (“Heroic”)
Maurizio Pollini, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)

Past Masters:
Szymanowski: Mazurkas,
Op. 50, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6
Arthur Rubinstein, piano (RCA Victor)
(recorded 1961)

Luka Sorkočević:
Symphony No. 3 in D major
Salzburger Hofmusik/
Wolfgang Brunner (cpo)

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 –
IV: “Rondo alla zingarese”
(orchestration by Arnold Schoenberg)
Houston Symphony Orchestra/
Christoph Eschenbach (RCA Victor)

trad. Hungarian: “Maramaros dances”
Márta Sebestyén, vocalist
Muzsikás (Hannibal)

Bartók: “Dance Suite”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon)

trad. Roma: Suite – Doina, Purtata, Hora “ka ka kaval”
Hesperion XXI/
Jordi Savall (AliaVox)

Ligeti: “Concert Romanesc”
Berlin Philharmonic/Jonathan Nott (Teldec)

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