Monday, November 7, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

WDCE has installed a new transmitter, replacing a unit dating from the previous millennium. To celebrate the station’s stronger, clearer broadcast signal, a program of audio-showcase recordings of music ranging across seven centuries (14th to 21st) and running the gamut of style and sonority. (Online-stream listeners should notice the higher-definition sound of these discs, too.)

Nov. 9
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Richard Strauss: “Don Juan”
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
(Reference Recordings)

Mozart: Quintet
in E flat major, K. 452
Stephen Hough, piano
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

“An Imaginary Journey
to the Faroe Islands”
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/
Thomas Dausgaard

Mussorgsky: “Night on Bald Mountain”
(original version)
Los Angeles
Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Deutsche Grammophon)

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

“Symphony of Psalms”
Collegium Vocale Gent
Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe
(Pentatone Classics)

Johan Helmich Roman: “Drottningholm Music” – selections
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra/
Andrew Manze

Michael Praetorius: “Terpsichore” – selections
Doron Sherwin, cornetto
Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra/
Skip Sempé

anon. (14th cen. France): chanson & estampie royal
Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall

Telemann: “Hanaquoise”
anon. (18th cen. Hungary): 2 songs
Telemann: “Hanac” I-III
by Miloš Valent)
Miloš Valent, violin
Jan Rokyta, cimbalom
Holland Baroque Society
(Channel Classics)

Handel: “Water Music” – Suite II
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
(Harmonia Mundi)