Letter V Classical Radio Jan. 3

To launch a new year of Letter V Classical Radio, a special four-hour celebration of Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary is being marked worldwide in 2018. We’ll hear Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, which he led from 1957 to 1969, in performances of four of his greatest works and of music by composers he played a leading role in promoting: Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler and Carl Nielsen.

noon-4 p.m. EST
1500-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Past Masters:
Bernstein: “Candide” Overture
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1960)

Past Masters:
Bernstein: “Serenade after Plato’s ‘Symposium’ ”
Zino Francescatti, violin
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1965)

Past Masters:
Bernstein: “On the Waterfront” Symphonic Suite
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1960)

Past Masters:
Beethoven: “King Stefan” Overture
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1966)

Past Masters:
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1966)

Past Masters:
Ives: Symphony No. 2
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1958)

Past Masters:
Copland: “ ‘Rodeo’ – Four Dance Episodes”
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1960)

Past Masters:
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 (“Sinfonia espansiva”)
Ruth Guldbaek, soprano
Niels Moller, tenor
Royal Danish Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1965)

Past Masters:
Bernstein: “ ‘West Side Story’ Symphonic Dances”
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1961)

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