Letter V Classical Radio Dec. 26

To close out the year, some of the most noteworthy classical recordings released in 2018.

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

Ravel: “Tzigane”
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Polina Leschenko, piano
(Alpha)

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
(Sony Classical)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major (“Egyptian”)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Orchestre National de France/Emmanuel Krivine
(Erato)

Mendelssohn: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” incidental music –
I: Scherzo
VII: Notturno
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer
(Channel Classics)

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
(Sony Classical)

Debussy: Nocturnes
Les Cris de Paris
Les Siècles/François-Xavier Roth
(Harmonia Mundi)

Bernstein: “On the Waterfront” Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Christian Lindberg
(BIS)

Caroline Shaw: “Blueprint”
Aizuri Quartet
(New Amsterdam)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (“Eroica”)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
(Reference Recordings)

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