Letter V Classical Radio March 20

On the first day of spring, music suiting the season by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Copland, Stravinsky and the University of Richmond’s Benjamin Broening.

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons” – “Spring”
Midori Seiler, violin & direction
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
(Harmonia Mundi)

Tchaikovsky: “The Seasons,” Op. 37b –
“Song of the Skylark” (March)
“Snowdrop” (April)
“Bright Nights of May” (May)
Alexander Paley, piano

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (“Spring”)
The Hanover Band/Roy Goodman
(RCA Red Seal)

Debussy: “Printemps”
Cleveland Orchestra/Pierre Boulez
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Past Masters:
Copland: “Appalachian Spring”
Columbia Chamber Ensemble/Aaron Copland
(Sony Classical)
(recorded 1973)

Benjamin Broening: “Arioso/Doubles”
Arthur Campbell, clarinet
Benjamin Broening, computer program

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 24 (“Spring”)
Pamela Frank, violin
Claude Frank, piano
(Music & Arts)

Stravinsky: “Le sacre du printemps”
Los Angeles Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Deutsche Grammophon)

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