Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Letter V Classical Radio this week

University of Richmond students will be on Thanksgiving break, so the show expands to three hours. In honor (sic) of Brown Thursday, the jumping of the gun on Black Friday pre-Christmas sales, we’ll sample the season’s bounty of new and recent classical recordings for gift-givers and -getters.

Nov. 27
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Tchaikovsky: “Nutcracker” Suite
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado (Sony Classical)

Barber: Violin Concerto
Anne Aikiko Meyers, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin (eOne)

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: “Tactility”
Duo Harpverk
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Gaspar Cassadó: Suite
for solo cello
Alisa Weilerstein, cello (Decca)

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (“Razumovsky”)
Cypress String Quartet (Avie)

Chopin: Prelude in D flat major (“Raindrop”)
Alain Lefèvre, piano (Analekta)

J.S. Bach: Concerto in
C minor, BWV 1060R
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; Monica Huggett, violin & director
Portland Baroque Orchestra (Avie)

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
in B minor, Op. 115
Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pacifica Quartet (Cedille)

traditional: “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
traditional: “Good King Wenceslas”
Depue Brothers Band
(Beat the Drum Entertainment)