Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

The classical orchestra is born and comes of age: Richard Spece, conductor of Mannheim Rocket, a period-instruments orchestra giving its inaugural concert on March 13 at Richmond’s historic Monumental Church, joins me for an exploration of classical style and the orchestral configuration, forms and techniques that developed in the second half of the 18th century.

March 5
11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in E minor, Wq 178
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
(Harmonia Mundi France)

Past Masters:
Carl Stamitz: Sinfonia concertante in A major
Franzjosef Maier, violin
Franz Beyer, viola
Thomas Blees, cello
Collegium Aureum (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)
(recorded 1978)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
I: Adagio molto – allegro con brio
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/
John Eliot Gardiner
(DG Archiv)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major – IV: Finale: adagio – allegro molto e vivace
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen (Philips)

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble/Marc Minkowski (DG Archiv)

J.C. Bach: Sinfonia concertante in A major
Stephen Schardt, violin
Joachim Fiedler, cello
Musica Antiqua Köln/
Reinhard Goebel
(DG Archiv)

Haydn: Mass in D minor (“Nelson”)
Susan Gritton, soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen, mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, baritone
Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox (Chandos)