Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Four fruitful years for classical music . . .

May 8
noon-4 p.m. EDT
1600-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Hour 1: 1837

Schumann: “Kinderszenen”
Radu Lupu, piano (Decca)

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49
Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello (Sony Classical)

Chopin: Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1
Ivan Moravec, piano (Nonesuch)

Hour 2: 1880

Brahms: “Academic Festival” Overture
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Charles Mackerras (Telarc)

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Philippe Gaudin, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/ Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion)

Past Masters:
Tchaikovsky: “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy-Overture
English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten (BBC Music)
(recorded 1968)

Hour 3: 1908

Past Masters:
Stravinsky: “Scherzo fantastique”
CBC Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky (Sony Classical)
(recorded 1962)

Past Masters:
Mahler: “Das Lied von der Erde” – “Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde”
James King, tenor
Vienna Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein (Decca)
(recorded 1966)

Webern: Passacaglia
Cleveland Orchestra/ Christoph von Dohnányi (London)

Ravel: “Gaspard de la nuit”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano (London)

Ives: “The Unanswered Question”
Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph von Dohnányi (London)

Hour 4: 1944

Hindemith: “Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber”
Philadelphia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch (EMI Classics)

Past Masters:
Copland: “Appalachian Spring” Suite
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Aaron Copland (RCA Victor)
(recorded 1959)

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 – IV: Allegro giocoso
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin (RCA Victor)