Letter V Classical Radio March 7

noon-3 p.m. EST
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner

C.P.E. Bach: Trio Sonata in D minor, Wq 141
Merlin Ensemble

Jan Ladislav Dussek: Piano Concerto in G minor
Andreas Staier, fortepiano & director
Concerto Köln

Sibelius: Quartet in D minor (“Voces intimae”)
Emerson String Quartet
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Mirga Gražinytè-Tyla

Past Masters:
Martinů: Symphony No. 3
Czech Philharmonic/Václav Neumann
(recorded 1977)

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Schuppanzigh Quartet
(Ars Musici)

Rameau: “Les Indes galantes” – Chaconne
Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall

Celebrating Debussy

The British pianist Stephen Hough, writing for The New York Times, marks the centenary of the Claude Debussy’s death. His exploitation of overtones, “forming a halo over every note,” set him apart from earlier composers, Hough writes, adding that no other composer wrote so idiomatically for his instrument: “This is music of the piano as much as for the piano.”