Monday, February 27, 2017

Letter V Classical Radio this week

In the second hour, remembering Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, the Polish-born conductor and composer who died on Feb. 21 at 93. His tenure with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (now the Minnesota Orchestra), as music director (1960-79), then as conductor laureate, spanned an extraordinary 56 seasons.

March 1
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Past Masters:
Mendelssohn: “Hebrides” Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
(recorded 1956)
(RCA Victor)

Piano Quintet in C minor,
Op. 1
Wu Han, piano
Alexander Sitkovetsky & Nicolas Dautricourt, violins
Paul Neubauer, viola
David Finckel, cello

Nikolai Medtner:
Sonata in A minor, Op. 30
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Past Masters:
“Tristan und Isolde” – 
Prelude & “Liebestod”
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
(recorded 1976)

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: Concerto for Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra/
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
(Reference Recordings)

Past Masters:
Ravel: “Pavane pour une infante défunte”
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
(recorded 1974)
(Mobile Fidelity)

Serenade for
tenor, horn and strings
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Radek Baborák,
French horn
Berlin Philharmonic/
Simon Rattle
(EMI Classics)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor
Philippe Graffin, violin
Johannesburg Philharmonic/Michael Hankinson