Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Launching the summer season – in which the show expands to four hours and airs at a new time – with a program devoted to the traditional three Bs of classical music – Bach, Beethoven and Brahms – plus a fourth B, Bartók, who ascended to the pantheon in modern times.

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

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Concerto Köln
(DG Archiv)

J.S. Bach: Magnificat
in D major, BWV 243
Barbara Schlick &
Agnès Mellon, sopranos
Gérard Lesne, alto
Howard Crook, tenor
Peter Kooy, bass
Collegium Vocale
La Chapelle Royale/Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi)

J.S. Bach: “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,” BWV 903
Peter Sykes, clavichord
(Raven Recordings)

Past Masters:
Beethoven: Symphony
No. 7 in A major
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Bruno Walter (Sony Classical)
(recorded 1958)

Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110
András Schiff, piano (ECM)
Brahms: Intermezzo in
B flat minor, Op. 117, No. 2
Orli Shaham, piano
(Canary Classics)

Brahms: Piano Quintet

in F minor, Op. 34
Stefan Vladar, piano
Artis Quartet
(Sony Classical)

Brahms: “Academic Festival” Overture
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

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

Past Masters:
Bartók: “Contrasts”
Béla Bartók, piano
Joseph Szigeti, violin
Benny Goodman, clarinet (Naxos)
(recorded 1940)

Bartók: Divertimento for string orchestra
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/
Neville Marriner (Argo)