Monday, March 6, 2017

Letter V Classical Radio this week

The plan for this program was to see how much instrumental virtuosity I could fit into three hours without turning it into a succession of splashy showpieces. Plenty of dazzlers here – you’ll often be amazed that real people in real time made the sounds that you’re hearing – but real music to chew on, too.

March 8
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208
(“Il grosso Mogul”)
Gordan Nikolitch, violin
Combattimento Consort
Jan Willem de Vriend
(Challenge Classics)

Past Masters:
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
London Symphony Orchestra/
Kirill Kondrashin
(recorded 1961)

Ravel: “Gaspard de la nuit”
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Cello Concerto No. 1
in C major
Pieter Wispelwey,
cello & director
Florilegium Ensemble
(Channel Classics)

Bartók: Sonata for solo violin
Viktoria Mullova, violin

J.S. Bach:
Partita in D minor,
BWV 1004 – Chaconne
(arrangement by
Jean Rondeau)
Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Dukas: Villanelle
David Jolley, French horn
Samuel Sanders, piano

Piano Quintet
in F minor, Op. 34
Stefan Vladar, piano
Artis Quartet
(Sony Classical)

Julia Fischer, violin
Milana Chernyavska, piano