Monday, December 5, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, music made in America during World War II. Not only by native-born composers – some of the greatest wartime scores were the work of exiles and émigrés.

Dec. 7
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Past Masters:
Copland: “Fanfare for the Common Man”
London Symphony
Orchestra members/
Aaron Copland
(recorded 1968)
(Sony Classical)

Randall Thompson:
“The Testament of Freedom”
(arrangement by John Corley)
Turtle Creek Chorale
Dallas Wind Symphony/
Timothy Seelig
(Reference Recordings)

Roy Harris:
“American Ballads,” Set 1
Richard Zimdars, piano

Kurt Weill:
“Four Walt Whitman Songs”
Steven Kimbrough, baritone
Dalton Baldwin, piano

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Quartet No. 3
Flesch Quartet

Past Masters:
Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/
Fritz Reiner
(recorded 1955)
(RCA Victor)

Barber: Symphony No. 2 –
II: Andante, un poco mosso (“Night Flight”)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/
Neeme Järvi

Martinů: Symphony No. 3
Czech Philharmonic/
Václav Neumann

William Schuman:
“Prayer in Time of War”
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/
Gerard Schwarz