Letter V Classical Radio Nov. 1

For what promises to be a perfect fall afternoon, a program of music for strings from the late-19th and early 20th centuries, when even the modernists sounded pretty romantic.

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Wolf: “Italian Serenade”
Ana Bela Chaves, violin
Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim
(Apex)

Past Masters:
Britten: “Simple Symphony,” Op. 4
English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
(Decca)
(recorded 1968)

Berg: “Lyric Suite – Three Pieces for String Orchestra”
Vienna Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Richard Strauss: “Capriccio” – Sextet
Berlin Soloists
(Teldec)

Enescu: Octet in C major, Op. 7
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
(Chandos)

Vaughan Williams: Partita for double string orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra/Bryden Thomson
(Chandos)

Janáček: Idyll for strings, JW VI:3
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
(Chandos)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Symphonic Serenade in B flat major, Op. 39
Northwest German Philharmonic/Werner Andreas Albert
(cpo)

 

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