Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

In the last hour of the program, a special guest: Daniel Leibovic, the Richmond-born pianist, now studying at Yale University, who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Kordzaia conducting, on April 8 at UR’s Modlin Arts Center. While discussing the concerto and the young pianist’s musical activities and aspirations, we’ll sample Rachmaninoff’s Rachmaninoff: two of his 1919 Ampico piano rolls in digital realizations and his celebrated 1929 recording of the Second Piano Concerto with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

March 19
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Handel: “Il pastor fido” Suite (1734 version)
Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (Sony Classical)

Haydn: “The Seasons” – “Spring”
“Song of Joy”
Genia Kühmeier, soprano
Werner Güra, tenor
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Vaughan Williams:
“The Lark Ascending”
Hilary Hahn, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis (Deutsche Grammophon)

Past Masters:
Smetana: “Má Vlast” (“My Fatherland”) –
“From Bohemia’s Meadows and Forests”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Rafael Kubelik (Mercury)
(recorded 1952)

Schumann: Symphony
No. 3 in E flat major (“Rhenish”)
Staatskapelle Berlin/
Daniel Barenboim (Teldec)

Dag Wirén: Serenade,
Op. 11
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner (Decca)

Past Masters:
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Étude-tableau in B minor, Op. 39, No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ampico piano roll (Telarc)
(recorded 1919; 1996 realizations by Wayne Stahnke)

Past Masters:
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
(RCA Victor)
(recorded 1929)