Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Sampling the fall’s new releases, from cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Alisa Weilerstein, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, tenor Jonas Kaufmann and pianists Alexander Paley, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang and Alessio Bax, plus William Lyons’ adaptation of the medieval English “Alysoun” with his Dufay Collective & Voice and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirschschlager singing “Songs to the Moon,” Jake Heggie’s settings of poems by Vachel Lindsay.

Oct. 8
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT
1400-1700 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Chopin: Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
Lang Lang, piano (Sony Classical)

Bernstein: Serenade
“after Plato’s Symposium”
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/Keith Lockhart (eOne)

Elgar: “Salut d’amour”
Delius: Romance for
cello and piano
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kathryn Stott, piano
(Sony Classical)

Puccini: “Turandot” – “Nessun dorma”
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Orchestra dell’Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano (Sony Classical)

Lyons: “Alysoun”
The Dufay Collective & Voice/William Lyons (Avie)

Rameau: Suite in E major
Alexander Paley, piano
(La Música)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Yuja Wang, piano
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich/
Lionel Bringuier
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Jake Heggie:
“Songs to the Moon”
Angelika Kirschschlager, mezzo-soprano
Maurice Lammerts van Bueren, piano (Avie)

“Pictures at an Exhibition”
Alessio Bax, piano
(Signum Classics)

Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Inon Barnatan, piano (Decca)