Monday, November 28, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Ludwig van Beethoven and his circle: Beethoven’s music heard alongside compositions by his two principal teachers in Vienna, Antonio Salieri and Joseph Haydn; a royal friend, patron and fellow musician, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (to whom Beethoven dedicated his Third Piano Concerto); and Beethoven’s students and amanuenses, Carl Czerny, who wrote a great deal besides those technical exercises that have tortured generations of piano students, and Ferdinand Ries, whose Fifth Symphony bears a striking resemblance to you-know-whose.

Nov. 30
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly

Antonio Salieri:
Sinfonia in D major
(“La Veneziana”)
London Mozart Players/
Matthias Bamert

Haydn: Sonata in
E flat major, Hob. XVI:52
Constance Keene, piano

Past Masters:
Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano
(recorded 1953)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Fazil Say, piano
Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra/
Gianandrea Noseda

Louis Ferdinand,
Prince of Prussia:
Piano Trio
in E flat major, Op. 10
Göbel Trio

Beethoven: “Variations
on ‘La ci darem la mano’
from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni,’ ” WoO 28
Heinz Holliger & Hans Elhorst, oboes
Maurice Bourgue, English horn
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Carl Czerny: “Fantasia brilliante on Themes of Mozart,” Op. 493
Cyprien Katsaris, piano
(Sony Classical)

“King Stephen” Overture
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich/
David Zinman
(Arte Nova)

Ferdinand Ries: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
Zürich Chamber Orchestra/Howard Griffiths