Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

A program of arrangements and transcriptions, including Beethoven’s piano version of his Violin Concerto, Mahler’s string orchestration of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet, Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony remade as a string quintet by Franz Theodor Schubert (Franz Schubert’s father), and two “Kreutzers” – the violin sonata by Beethoven and the string quartet by Janáček – as recast by the most prolific string orchestrator at work today, Richard Tognietti.

May 26
1-5 p.m. EDT
1700-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

J.S. Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV 1065
(transcription of Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor
for four violins)
Gerald Hambitzer, Robert Hill,
Christoph Anselm Noll
& Roderick Shaw, harpsichords
Cologne Chamber Orchestra/
Helmut Müller-Brühl (Naxos)

Brahms: Sonata in
F minor, Op. 102, No. 1
(orchestration by
Luciano Berio)
Fausto Ghiazza, clarinet
Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/
Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 503 (“Prague”)
(arrangement by Franz Theodor Schubert)
Vienna Schubert Ensemble (Camerata)

Mahler: “Songs of a Wayfarer”
(arrangement by
Arnold Schoenberg)
Susan Platts,
Smithsonian Chamber Players & Santa Fe Pro Musica/Kenneth Slowik

Beethoven: Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 61a
(arrangement of Violin Concerto by Beethoven)
Ronald Brautigam, piano
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Parrott (BIS)

Past Masters:
Johann Strauss II:
“Wine, Women and Song”
(arrangement by Alban Berg)
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
(Deutsche Grammophon)
(recorded 1977)

Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
(orchestration by Gustav Mahler)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown (Chandos)

Schubert: “Ständchen”
(transcription by
Franz Liszt)
Frederic Chiu, piano (Harmonia Mundi)

Beethoven: Sonata
in A major, Op. 47
(orchestration by
Richard Tognietti)
Camerata Bern/
Antje Weithaas (Avi)

Janáček: Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”)
(orchestration by Richard Tognietti)
Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognietti (Chandos)