Letter V Classical Radio Dec. 13

In the final hour, a salute to Finland on its 100th birthday, with two of most evocative works by Jean Sibelius, the “Lemminkäinen” Suite and “Finlandia” with the vocal setting of its noble hymn tune.

noon-3 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Rossini: “The Siege of Corinth” Overture
Filarmonica della Scala, Milan/Riccardo Chailly
(Decca)

Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 576 (“Hunt”)
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
(Harmonia Mundi)

Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Artemis Quartet
(Warner Classics)

Niels W. Gade: Violin Concerto in D minor
Christina Åstrand, violin
Tempere Philharmonic/John Storgårds
(Dacapo)

Smetana: “Wallenstein’s Camp”
BBC Philharmonic/Gianadrea Noseda
(Chandos)

Past Masters:
Bernhard Molique: Concertino in G minor
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Eliahu Inbal
(Brilliant Classics)
(recorded 1975)

Sibelius: “Lemminkäinen” Suite
Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
(BIS)

Sibelius: “Finlandia”
Polytech Male Choir
Helsinki Philharmonic/Leif Segerstam
(Ondine)

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