Letter V Classical Radio Dec. 25

In our final program of 2019, surveying some of the year’s most noteworthy classical recordings, from virtuoso piano concertos by Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns to solo and chamber works by Bach, Schubert, Debussy, Shostakovich and Caroline Shaw.

noon-3 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Ethel Smyth: “The Wreckers” Overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo

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

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Javier Perianes, piano
(Harmonia Mundi)

Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, D. 899, No. 1
András Schiff, fortepiano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Pavel Haas Quartet

Handel: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin/Bernhard Forck

Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Igor Levit, piano
(Sony Classical)

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – V. Ciaccona
Thomas Zehetmair, violin

Caroline Shaw: “Ritornello 2.sq.2.j.a.”
Attacca Quartet

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