Sunday, April 24, 2016

Radio special

Late substitution duty today on WDCE-FM at the University of Richmond. Seems like a good day for music by George Frideric Handel. (Is there a bad
day for Handel?) I’ll mix familiar pieces such as “Music for the Royal Fireworks” and “Zadok
the Priest” with some undeservedly lesser-
known compositions –
the selections from “Solomon” are some of
his finest choral works –
as well as treatments of Handel’s themes by Beethoven, Brahms (via Edmund Rubbra) and Andrés Segovia.

The menuet concluding the Concerto “a due cori” in
F major should sound familiar – it’s the theme music of Letter V Classical Radio.

April 24
5-7 p.m. EDT
2100-2300 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Handel: “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall (Naïve)

Handel: Suite in D minor – Sarabande (“La Folía”)
Andrés Segovia, guitar (Deutsche Grammophon)

Beethoven: “12 Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Oratorio ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ ”
(“See the conqu’ring hero comes”)
Pierre Fournier, cello
Wilhelm Kempff, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)

Handel: Concerto “a due cori” No. 1 in B flat major
English Chamber Orchestra/Raymond Leppard (Philips)

Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1 – “Zadok the Priest”
The Bach Choir
The English Concert/David Hill (BIS)

Handel: Concerto grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11
Andrew Manze, violin & director
Academy of Ancient Music (Harmonia Mundi)

Brahms: “Variations on a Theme by Handel”
(orchestratation by Edmund Rubbra)
Cleveland Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca)

Handel: “Solomon” –
“Swell, swell the full chorus”
“Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”
“May no rash intruder” (“Nightingale Chorus”)
“From the censer curling rise”
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner (Philips)