Monday, August 22, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

With the beginning of the fall season at WDCE, the show moves to Wednesdays, in the same hours.
(I’ll post each week’s program on Mondays.)

For openers, a sampler of Czech music, mixing works by familiar names – Dvořák, Smetana, Janáček – with discoveries, among them the Piano Sonata “Quasi una fantasia” of the early 19th-century virtuoso Jan Václav Vořišek and the “Missa votiva” of Jan Dismas Zelenka, a court musician in early 18th-century Dresden who was much admired by his Leipzig neighbor, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Aug. 24
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT
1400-1700 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Janáček: “The Cunning Little Vixen” Suite
(arrangement by Václav Talich & Charles Mackerras)
Czech Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras

Jan Václav Vořišek: Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 20 (“Quasi una fantasia”)
Nikolai Demidenko, piano

Martinů: Oboe Concerto
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Academy of St. Martin
in the Fields/
Neville Marriner
(Brilliant Classics)

Jan Dismas Zelenka:
“Missa votiva”
Joanne Lunn, soprano
Daniel Taylor, alto
Johannes Kaleschke, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass
Stuttgart Chamber Choir
Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra/Frieder Bernius

Smetana: “Libuše” Overture
Cleveland Orchestra/
Christoph von Dohnányi

Past Masters:
Dvořák: Piano Quintet
in A major, Op. 81
Pavel Štěpán, piano
Smetana Quartet
(recorded 1966)