Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Sampling the latest crop of classical recordings, including well-loved and reimagined Mozart, a radical new Vivaldi “Four Seasons,” and generous helpings of music from and about France. 

Jan. 22
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/
Neville Marriner

Fauré: Piano Trio
in D minor, Op. 120
Horszowski Trio

Bruce Mahin: “Préludes de Paris” – Nos. 6-8
Martin Jones, piano

Ricardo Castro Herrera: “Vals Capricho”
Joel Fan, piano
Northwest Sinfonietta/Christophe Chagnard
(Reference Recordings)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“Trout”)
Menahem Pressler, piano
Ebène Quartet members
Benjamin Berlioz, double-bass

Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons” – “Summer”
Midori Seiler, violin
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin (Harmonia Mundi)

Chausson: Piano Trio
in G minor, Op. 3
Trio Solisti

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in D major for two flutes and orchestra
(arrangement of Sonata for two pianos, K. 448,
by Stephen Dodgson)
Robert Stallman, flutes
Czech Chamber Orchestra/Ondřej Kukal
(Bogner’s Cafe)

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If you think the Seiler-Akademie für alte Musik recording of “The Four Seasons” goes where no Vivaldi has gone before, wait till you see and hear it performed in this “choreographed concert,” staged by Juan Cruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola: