Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Letter V Classical Radio this week

As University of Richmond students finish exams and leave school for the summer, the show expands to four hours. I’m beginning with a program of baroque music, contrasting original works with “rewrites” – adaptations, variations, reconstructions, homages – from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

May 1
noon-4 p.m. EDT
1600-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

J.S. Bach: Suite in A minor, after BWV 1067
(reconstructed for oboe, strings and continuo by Gonzalo X. Ruiz)
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; Ensemble Sonnerie/Monica Huggett (Musical Heritage Society)

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord (Decca)

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 (“St. Anne”)
(orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg)
Houston Symphony Orchestra/Christoph Eschenbach (RCA Victor)

Past Masters:
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor, K. 54
Vladimir Horowitz, piano (Sony Classical)
(recorded 1964)

Past Masters:
Domenico Scarlatti: sonatas in B flat major,
K. 248-249
Ralph Kirkpatrick, harpsichord (DG Archiv)
(recorded 1965)

John Avison: Concerto grosso in A minor (after Domenico Scarlatti)
Roy Goodman, violin & director; Brandenburg Consort (Hyperion)

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B flat major, K. 396
Jean Françaix: “Hommage à Scarlatti”
Charles-Valentin Alkan: “Duettino (alla D. Scarlatti)”
Leopold Godowsky: Concert-Allegro
Marc-André Hamelin: “Esercizio per pianoforte”
György Kurtág: “Hommage à D.S.”
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K. 33
Viktoria Lakissova, piano (Labor Records)

Handel: Concerto “a due cori” No. 1 in B flat major
Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (Sony Classical)

Past Masters:
Beethoven: “Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ ” (“See, the conquering hero comes”)
Pierre Fournier, cello; Wilhelm Kempff, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)
(recorded 1965)

Brahms: “Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel”
Murray Perahia, piano (Sony Classical)

Handel: Coronation anthems – “The King shall rejoice”
Choir of Westminster Abbey; The English Concert/Simon Preston (DG Archiv)

Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons” – “Summer”
Simon Standage, violin
The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock (DG Archiv)

J.S. Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi)
George Ritchie, organ (Raven)

Past Masters:
J.S. Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV 1065 (after Vivaldi)
Gustav Leonhardt, Eduard Müller, Anneke Uittenbosch & Janny van Wering, harpsichords
Leonhardt Consort (Teldec)
(recorded 1968)

J.S. Bach: “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele,” BWV 69
Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Elisabeth von Magnus, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir/Ton Koopman (Challenge Classics)