Letter V Classical Radio Jan. 9

Musical anniversaries of 2019: No major composer’s birthday (à la Leonard Bernstein in 2018), but this is an anniversary year for a range of well-known works – Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s “The Three-Cornered Hat,” Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and more.

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

Offenbach: “Gaîté Parisienne” – cancan
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“Trout”)
Martin Helmchen, piano
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, cello
Alois Posch, double-bass
(Pentatone)

Falla: “Three Dances from ‘The Three-Cornered Hat’ ”
London Symphony Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
(IMP Classics)

Past Masters:
Weber: “Invitation to the Dance”
(orchestration by Hector Berlioz)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
(RCA Red Seal)
(recorded 1957)

Respighi: “La Boutique fantasque”
(after Gioachino Rossini)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Jesús López-Cobos
(Telarc)

Prokofiev: “Overture on Hebrew Themes”
Elena Bashkirova, piano
Berlin Soloists
(Apex)

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
(Sony Classical)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Berlin Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons
(Warner Classics)

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