Monday, April 10, 2017

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Music for Passover and Holy Week: Rarely heard works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Ernest Bloch; a distinctive and moving account of Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt in his last recording; and Arvo Pärt’s “Tabula Rasa,” played by the artists who introduced the piece 40 years ago.

April 12
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
(orchestration by Ottorino Respighi)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/
Gerard Schwarz

“Passover Psalm”
Emily Magee, soprano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra/
Marcello Viotti

Bloch: Psalm 22
Vincent Le Texier, baritone
Luxembourg Philharmonic/David Shallon

Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G minor
Il Giardano Armonico/
Giovanni Antonini

Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/
John Eliot Gardiner
(Soli Deo Gloria)

“Missa solemnis”
Laura Aikin, soprano
Bernarda Fink, alto
Johannes Chum, tenor
Ruben Drole, bass
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Concentus Musicus Wien/
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(Sony Classical)

Arvo Pärt: “Tabula Rasa”
Gidon Kremer &
Tatjana Grindenko, violins
Alfred Schnittke,
prepared piano
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/
Saulius Sondeckis

Barber: Agnus Dei
Choir of New College, Oxford/
Edward Higginbottom