Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

A grand tour of piano music in the 19th century, featuring one the preeminent virtuosos of the romantic era, Ferruccio Busoni, playing his transcription of the Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s Partita in D minor, and performances on early concert grands built by Érard and Chickering – plus, a royal visitation by Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, the most musically gifted blue-blood in European history, a pianist and composer much admired by Beethoven and Schumann.

Jan. 29
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Chopin: Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20
Alexander Paley, piano (Blüthner)

Chopin: Ballade in G minor, Op. 23

Bella Davidovich, piano (Newton Classics)

Grieg: “Lyric Pieces” – 
“Cradle Song,” Op. 68, No. 5
“Wedding Day at Troldhaugen,” Op. 65, No. 6
“Evening in the Mountains,” Op. 68, No. 4
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano (EMI Classics)

Past Masters:
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – Chaconne
(transcription by Ferruccio Busoni)
Ferruccio Busoni,
Duo-Art piano roll
(first issued 1925)

Schumann: “Fantasiestücke”
Marc-André Hamelin, piano (Hyperion)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto
No. 3 in C minor
Fazil Say, piano
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/
Gianandrea Noseda (Naïve)

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia: Piano Quartet
in F minor, Op. 6
Horst Göbel, piano
Camerata Quartet members (Thorofon)

Liszt: “Les Années de Pèlerinage” (Book 1: Switzerland) – 
“Vallée d’Obermann”
Carole Carniel, piano (Érard, 1840)

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: “La Brise (Valse de Concert)”
Lambert Orkis, piano (Chickering, 1865)
(Smithsonian Institution)