Monday, June 5, 2017

Letter V Classical Radio this week

In the second hour of the program, remembering two notable but underappreciated conductors, Jeffrey Tate and Jiří Bělohlávek, who died last week.

June 7
noon-3 p.m. EDT
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Mahler: “Das Lied von der Erde” –
“The Drinking Song of Earthly Woe”
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Vienna Philharmonic/
Jonathan Nott
(Sony Classical)

Past Masters:
Double Concerto
in A minor
Zino Francescatti, violin
Pierre Fournier, cello
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/
Bruno Walter
(recorded 1959)
(Sony Classical)

Alfred Schnittke:
“(K)ein Sommernachtstraum”
Russian State
Symphony Orchestra/
Valery Polyansky

Symphony No. 34
in C major, K. 338
English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate
(EMI Classics)

Martinů: Symphony No. 6
(“Fantasies symphoniques”)
Czech Philharmonic/
Jiří Bělohlávek

Martin Luther:
“Ein feste Burg
ist unser Gott”
Dresdner Kreuzchor/
Martin Flämig
Capella Fidiciana, Leipzig/
Hans Grüss
(Berlin Classics)

J.S. Bach: Cantata, “Ein feste Burg is unser Gott,” BWV 80
Barbara Schlick,
Gérard Lesne, countertenor
Howard Crook, tenor
Peter Kooy, bass
Collegium Vocale
La Chapelle Royale/
Philippe Herreweghe
(Harmonia Mundi)

Symphony No. 5
in D major
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen