Letter V Classical Radio May 9

School’s out, and for the summer season the show expands to four hours at a new time. After three samplers of new classical discs, we turn this time to vintage recordings of composers performing their own music.

1-5 p.m. EDT
1700-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

all Past Masters:

Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat major (“Dumbarton Oaks”)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1964)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
Dmitri Shostakovich, piano
Beethoven Quartet
(Vanguard Classics)
(recorded 1960)

Britten: Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29, for 18-part string orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
(Decca)
(recorded 1971)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Sergei Prokofiev, piano
London Symphony Orchestra/Pierro Coppola
(Dutton Laboratories)
(recorded 1932)

Hindemith: “Mathis der Maler” Symphony
Berlin Philharmonic/Paul Hindemith
(Teldec)
(recorded 1934)

Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86
Joseph Szigeti, violin
Béla Bartók, piano
(Naxos)
(recorded 1940)

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 2 (“Song of a New Race”) –
III: Moderately fast
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/William Grant Still
(Music & Arts)
(recorded 1940)

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

John Adams: Chamber Symphony
London Sinfonietta/John Adams
(Nonesuch)
(recorded 1993)

Richard Strauss: “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks”
Berlin Philharmonic/Richard Strauss
(Deutsche Grammophon)
(recorded 1929)

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor
Philadelphia Orchestra/Sergei Rachmaninoff
(Dutton Laboratories)
(recorded 1939)

Elgar: “Pomp and Circumstance” March No. 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Edward Elgar
(Warner Classics)
(recorded 1932)

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