Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

A sampler of new and recent classical recordings, covering an extraordinarily wide range of music, from standards by Beethoven and Bruch to genre-crossing contemporary works by Mason Bates and Laura Karpman.

March 3
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Kent Nagano (Analekta)

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Jack Liebeck, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion)

Poulenc: Sonata
for oboe and piano
Katherine Needleman, oboe
Jennifer Lin, piano
(Genuin Classics)

Vivaldi: Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 1
(“La Tempesta di Mare”)
Jeremias Schwarzer, recorder
Holland Baroque
(Channel Classics)

Mason Bates:
“Alternative Energy”
Mason Bates, electronica
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/
Michael Tilson Thomas
(SFS Media)

Brahms: Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119, No. 1
Brett Dean: “Engelsflügel 1”
Brahms: Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119, No. 2
Brett Dean: “Hafenkneipenmusik”
Brahms: Intermezzo in C major, Op. 119, No. 3
Brett Dean: “Engelsflügel 2”
Brahms: Rhapsodie in E flat major, Op. 119, No. 4
Orli Shaham, piano
(Canary Classics)

Edward MacDowell:
“Woodland Sketches,” Op. 51 –
“To a Wild Rose”
(arrangement by Chris Marshall)
Claire Jones, harp
English Chamber Orchestra/Stuart Morley
(Silva Classics)

Albéniz: “Iberia” – “Almería”
Hélène Grimaud, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major
Andrew Wan, violin
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Kent Nagano (Analekta)

Laura Karpman: “Ask Your Mama” – “Gospel Cha-Cha”
Angela Brown, Janai Brugger, Medusa,
Taura Stinson Monét Owens, vocalists
The Roots, percussion
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra/George Manahan (Avie)